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Berry Rum Jello Shots

Course Drink
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Servings 8 shots
Multi colored jello shots in a white bowl.

Jello Shots are a fun and easy fruity cocktail shot made with Jell-O or gelatin and alcohol! This recipe for Berry Rum Jello Shots also includes the ultimate jello shot guide for any alcohol!


  • 6 ounces water
  • 1 (3oz.) box Berry Blue Jell-O
  • 3 ounces White Rum
  • 4 ounces Peach Schnapps
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec


  • Bring water to a low boil in a pot.
  • Add the Jell-O mix to a large heat-proof bowl and whisk in the boiling water until the powder has completely dissolved.
  • Add in the alcohol and transfer into 2oz. sized plastic cups arranged on a baking sheet using a measuring cup or mini baster.
  • Place the baking sheet loaded with jello shots in the refrigerator and allow them to set for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Once set, enjoy immediately or cover with lids and store in the refrigerator.


With Jello Base Recipe:
  • 3oz. box of Jell-O
  • 6 ounces of hot liquid
  • 10 ounces of cold water or other liquid
    1. Add Jell-O to a medium heat-safe mixing bowl.
    2. Heat the water in a pot until just barely boiling, remove and pour the cup of boiling water into the bowl. Whisk until the Jello powder has completely dissolved.
    3. Add vodka or another alcohol of your choice.
    4. Distribute into jello shot cups and chill on a baking sheet in the refrigerator for 1.5 to 2 hours.
From Scratch Base Recipe:
  1. Whisk together gelatin and 1/4 cup of either alcohol or water in a large heat-safe mixing bowl and let sit so the gelatin can bloom.
  2. Heat 1 cup of liquid in a pot until just barely simmering, remove and pour into the bowl with the gelatin mix and whisk until combined.
  3. Add in the remaining liquid and pour the mixture into plastic cups on a baking sheet.
  4. Place jello shots in the refrigerator to set for 1.5 to 3 hours.

Recipe Notes

  • Final Amount Varies - The amount of shots recipe makes will vary based on the size of the cup you use and how full you fill it.
  • Skip The Molds - In my experience, fun shaped silicone molds aren't the best and you usually have to use cooking spray with them for jello shots which makes them kind of gross.
  • Don't Overfill - If you're not planning on serving these right after they set and are storing them in the fridge for a few days, make sure to leave room at the top for the lid.
  • Mini Baster - This is actually the cleanest and easiest way to fill up your shot glasses. I love this mini baster!
  • Measuring Cup - I have found that a small measuring cup also works great for distributing the shots into the cups. I really like this cup because it has a nice spout for easy, no mess pouring.
  • Cookie Sheet - The easiest way to transport from the counter to the refrigerator after filling is by arranging the cups on a cookie sheet.
  • Shelf Life - They should be consumed within 1 week of being made.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 7g

Find it online: www.sugarandsoul.co/jello-shots/