Tuesday, May 6, 2014


You know it's never to early to start planning the perfect party!

I mean, we only have 177 days until Halloween.... so not a moment to waste!

And I know how you all love fun holiday drink recipes, so how about a round of Jell-O shots? Now, please remember, these shots are for grown up goblins only, but you can alter the recipe to be non-alcoholic for the little monsters as well.

What a fun idea.... and maybe have a zombie nurse walking around serving them up.... would be an absolute SCREAM!

You can usually find these fake syringes at your local party store, or start looking online at discount party supply websites. This time of year you can usually get them at a great price.

Now it's time to make the shots....

This is an open ended shooter recipe that is just waiting for your creativity. You can use the gelatin flavor of your choice, change the color with a few drops of food coloring, layer flavors and colors, cut out shapes with cookie cutters or use various containers, pour the unset mix into molds, or try them with tequila, rum, or any other liquor. You really cannot go wrong with this recipe and your party guests will love it.

This recipe is for a single, 3 ounce box of gelatin, which is the most common size. It will make about 16 1-ounce shots and you can multiply the recipe to make more or to fit bigger cups.

Now if you want a great Jell-O shot recipe, check this out:

Cook Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Yield: 16 1-ounce shots


•3 ounces Jell-O or other gelatin (any flavor)
•1 cup boiling water
•1/2 cup (4 ounces) vodka (or other distilled spirit)
•1/2 cup cold water


1.Chill the liquor and cold water mix in the refrigerator so they are a consistent temperature.
2.Pour gelatin into a bowl.
3.Add boiling water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
4.Stir in chilled liquor and water mix and food coloring (optional).
5.Pour into plastic syringes.
6.Refrigerate until the liquid sets. (At least 2 hours, but overnight refrigeration is recommended)
7.Serve cold.

You know, you can make almost any of your favorite cocktail recipes into a Jell-O shot. It can be a little tricky, but with experimentation, you can get the mixture right. The key is to maintain the original cocktail's proportions while staying around 1 total cup of volume for the chilled liquid.

And if you want to make some for the kiddos (non-alcoholic, of course!) just follow the same directions as above without the alcohol. 

So maybe the next time you have to get a shot, you won't feel so bad.....