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7 Festive Jello Shots to Celebrate Labor Day With a Bang

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Labor Day is the last major celebration of the summer, one that calls for breaking out the unicorn pool float and wearing your best bathing suit one last time. It’s also cause to enjoy fun, party-ready drinks before busting out fall ingredients and warming beverages. Because nothing is more celebratory than a Jello shot, send off summer with a bang by throwing back one of these seven festive jiggly versions.

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We can collectively agree that rosé is the unofficial drink of summer. To make it even more festive, Jello-fy the bubbly pink wine with these Sparkling Rosé Jello Shots. Made with rosé and grapefruit liqueur, these pretty, pink shots are one of the best ways to consume summer water while it’s still en vogue.

The Essentials

Rosé Champagne
Crème de Pamplemousse
gelatin
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Hopefully you got more than a few beach days in this summer, but even if you didn’t, you can still be transported to sandy shores with these fruity Sex on the Beach Jello Shots. Made with all of the ingredients featured in the original cocktail—cranberry juice, peach schnapps, vodka and, in this case, orange Jell-O—these bright red treats are sure to get the party going.

The Essentials

cranberry juice cocktail
orange Jell-O
vodka
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If you’re like us, you’ll still be enjoying Margaritas long into the cooler seasons. Indulge in the tart, tequila tipple in Jello form with these shots, which forgo artificial lime green Jell-O in favor of fresh lime juice for a taste that’s much closer to a real Margarita.

The Essentials

unflavored gelatin
lime juice
blanco tequila
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Sangria is a no-brainer accompaniment to any outdoor cookout, but if you’re looking to make things more interesting, whip up a batch of these Sangria Jello Shots. Grape- and orange-flavored Jell-O make up the base, while brandy, red wine and curaçao give it a boozy kick. There’s even chunks of whole fruit to keep things classic.

The Essentials

Jell-o
brandy
Red WIne
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You can be 40 years old, and you’ll still never shake the feeling that Labor Day equals back to school. Embrace that nostalgic time of year by whipping out the college favorite, Jagermeister, and turning it into Jager Bomb-inspired Jello shots.

The Essentials

Red Bull
Jell-O
Jägermeister
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They say not to wear white after Labor Day, but that rule definitely doesn’t apply to booze. These creamy shots use actual Oreo filling to make the Jello, which gets sandwiched between crispy Oreo cookie slices. They make an awesome dessert for a group of fun-loving grown-up kids.

The Essentials

condensed milk
gelatin
Vodka
Oreos
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We saved the best for last: Red, White and Blue Jello shots. Pay tribute to your country with these patriotic libations, which are made by layering vodka-spiked strawberry Jello, condensed milk Jello and berry-flavored Jello. Just remember to place your hand over your heart while shooting these guys back.

The Essentials

Strawberry Jell-O
sweetened condensed milk
vodka

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