Making a Good Jello Shot

How to Make Jello Shots

Making a jello shot is no different from ordinary jello, the key difference here is alcohol is the chief ingredient and not water. The jello mix is then siphoned into small cups or shot glasses, (glass or plastic) instead of the large 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 this brief time has elapsed stir for another minute, this will get the mix well circulated and once this has been done let the gelatine cool for around 5 to 10 minutes.

The next step once the jello mix has cooled is to stir in cold water and add the alcohol in the proper ratios. Set out a tray and get the fridge clear with enough room for your jello shots. When ready, pour the jello mixture into small cups or your shot glasses. The tray needs to be put in the refrigerator for over three hours, this is essential for the jello shots to set thoroughly.


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 fl ounces - 20-30% alcohol = 3 fl ounces water
10 fl ounces - 40-50% alcohol = 6 fl ounces water
6 fl ounces - 75-100% alcohol = 10 fl ounces water. Now if you want stronger jello shot the recipe can be amend to how u like. This variation makes up to 6 large cups with 2oz (2x"shots") of alcohol in each, or 12 small cups with 1oz of alcohol in each, What ever size the of shot you go for it still sets hard and tastes great.

Key Fl=Fluid Ounce

1 Cup=8 fl

(ABV)=Alcohol By Volume

%=Percentage of Alcohol In The liquor

Users Reading this article are also interested in:
Top Searches on Alcoholic Drinks:
Jello Shot Cups Jello Shot Recipe
About The Author, Mario Oreilly
Jello Shots - The biggest selection of jello shot making kits and jello shots online.Jello Shots and Bar Equipment - A comprehensive list of the very best in jello shots, jello shot making kits and bar equipment