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7 Super Easy Jello Shot Recipes

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We know, we know—the phrase “easy Jello Shot” seems like an oxymoron. But not all Jello Shots require hours of time spent slaving over a pot of liquid gelatin (if you’re spending hours over gelatin, maybe reassess your life anyway). These shots are simple to make but complex in flavor because they incorporate spirits like Jäger or Fireball or recreate classic cocktails in jiggly jello form. The next time you’re craving a tasty Jello Shot but don’t have a lot of time to spare, whip up one of these easy recipes.  

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This essential Jello Shot recipe is about as easy as jiggly drinking gets. You can use any flavor of Jell-O, you can swap in any clear spirit (gin, vodka, blanco tequila, white rum, etc.), and you only need water (both hot and cold) to fill out the recipe. Consider this your Jello Shot test lab, where you can experiment with flavors and spirits in a structured recipe.

The Essentials

Jell-O
water
Any Clear Spirit
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Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Fireball is universally beloved for its accessibility and sweet heat, and these Jello Shots are no different. Exciting yet approachable, these party-starting shots totally belie the ease of their creation. A compatible Jell-O flavor like orange or cherry (customizable to your preference) does all the heavy lifting and adds a fruity touch to the cinnamon whisky’s distinctive flavor. The minimal effort will be well worth the excitement generated in the room when you announce you have freakin’ Fireball Jello Shots.

The Essentials

Jell-O
Boiling Water
Fireball
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It takes a special kind of person to serve Jello Shots at brunch. We honor (and enable) that bold drinker by crafting a brunch-appropriate shot that doesn’t require rising early to prepare. Peach nectar provides the fruit flavor and sweet balance, while sparkling wine makes it crisp, just like in a spritzy mid-morning Bellini. Alternate shots with bites of BEC or pancakes, and you will achieve true morning zen.

The Essentials

peach nectar
Vodka
Sparkling Wine
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The classic Sex on the Beach is downright chuggable, perfect for mindless spring breakers sipping seaside. The jello-fied version is easy enough to whip up between dips in the deep blue, and it wouldn’t make a bad beach snack, either. The fruity combo of cranberry juice and peach schnapps would work in any context, but it’s especially effective when combined with orange Jell-O and vodka.

The Essentials

cranberry juice cocktail
orange Jell-O
vodka
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Classic Jäger Bombs are easy, but we’d much rather down this simple jello-fied version. Black cherry Jell-O is the only flavor fit to match the spiced liqueur and quintessential Red Bull, and its fruitiness really pulls the entire recipe together. It may not be as explosive to shoot as a classic drop shot, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to clean up.

The Essentials

Red Bull
Jell-O
Jägermeister
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There are few drinks easier to make than a Screwdriver. Heck, the original version may have even been stirred with its namesake tool by oil drillers in the Persian Gulf. This brunch-perfect Jello Shot recipe keeps to that easy mindset, combining only vodka and OJ with plain gelatin for a quintessential fruity shooter.

The Essentials

orange juice
vodka
unflavored gelatin

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