Jello Shot Making Guidelines

How to Make Jello Shots

Making a Jello shot is a lot like making regular Jello but instead of adding water, alcohol is the major fluid added instead. The jello shot mixture is then poured into glass shot glasses, plastic shot glasses or tiny cups instead of using big bowls.

A Jello Shot Making Guide

For a basic selection of tasty jello shots, a simple jello shot recipe has been drawn up for you to make at your next party, at home or for your bar. The recipe is as follows: 1 6 ounce box of jello, what ever flavour you choose
16 fl ounces of hot water
6 fl ounces water
10 fl ounces of alcohol - 40% or above.

Grab yourself a good sized mixing bowl and add the gelatine powder together with the boiling water. Let the gelatine mixture sit just over 1 min to allow the jello time to completely dissolve. After a short time has passed you need to stir again this will ensure the mixture is well gelled after this let stand for a further 5 - 10 min.

The next step once the jello mix has cooled is to stir in cold water and add the alcohol in the proper ratios. Get a tray ready and clear a space in the fridge, pour the melted jello mix into the little cups or the shot glasses and place the jello shots on the tray, then put the tray in the fridge for at least 3 hours to ensure they have set properly.


Depending on the strength of alcohol used, you need to adjust the ratio of alcohol to cold water to make sure the jello sets properly. Use the following ratios to ensure your jello shots set properly:

13 ounces of 30-50 proof alcohol - 20/30% abv - to 3 ounces cold water 10 ounces 80-100 proof alcohol - 40/45% abv - to 6 ounces cold water 6 ounces 150-200 proof alcohol - 75/100% abv- to 10 ounces cold water. If you would like to make more "potent" shots, you can amend the recipe a bit. This adaptation makes a batch of up to 6 large or 12 small jello shots, you can choose how many you want, no matter what size you make large or small they will still harden the same and taste excellent.

Key Fl=Fluid Ounce

1 Cup=8 fl

(ABV)=Alcohol By Volume

%=Percentage of Alcohol In The liquor

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