Your viewing party will be an instant hit with these colorful Jello shots! Nothing beats gathering your friends together to watch amazing athletes from around the globe compete in a tradition that is as old as father time! Create a variety of Jello shots that proudly represent all of the colors of the flag. Jello shots are fun to make, and with the amount of different colors available you can create a shot for every country competing!
Strawberry Lime Margarita Jell-O Shots
1 cup boiling water
1 cup Jose Cuervo Strawberry Lime Margarita Mix
1 small box Strawberry Jello
In a medium bowl, stir together the Jello and boiling water until the Jello dissolves. Add the Strawberry Lime Margarita mix and stir to combine. Pour 1 ounce of the mixture into each of 16 shot glasses (small plastic or paper cups will also work) and chill until solid.
Glowing Blue Jello shots
2 cups tonic water
2 packages Jello (two flavors; we used pineapple and orange)
1 cup water
1 cup vodka
Make the first layer: Pour one cup of tonic water into a pot over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the pineapple Jello mix. Whisk until the mix has dissolved, then pour in half cup of water and half cup of vodka. Stir to combine. Pour the Jello into shot glasses, filling them about 2/3 of the way up. Place them in the refrigerator to chill for about 30-35 minutes.
Make the second layer: As they set, start making the Orange Jello following the same process used for the Pineapple Jello. Top each of the pineapple Jello shot glasses with the orange Jello mixture. Return the shots to the fridge to set, about 2-3 hours.
Pina Colada Jello Shots
1 tablespoon (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin powder
¼ cup cold water
½ cup boiling water
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons cream of coconut
¼ cup white rum or coconut rum
15 maraschino cherries, rinsed and dried
In a small mixing bowl, sprinkle the gelatin powder over ¼ cup water, and allow the powder to soak in for 2 minutes. While whisking, pour the boiling water into the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Add the sugar, and whisk until dissolved.
Add the pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and rum. Whisk to combine. Pour into a 6-inch by 9-inch dish (clear plastic cups or mini Jello molds will work). Refrigerate for 1 hour until Jello has thickened. Place cherries evenly in 3 lines in the Jello. Refrigerate until completely set, at least 4 hours to overnight.
Champagne Jell-O Shots
16 oz. Champagne
14 oz. lemon-lime soda (Sprite/7UP), divided
6 packets unflavored gelatin
Food coloring (optional)
Pour champagne and 4 ounces of the lemon-lime soda into a medium saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin on top and let sit for at 2-3 minutes. It will foam a bit.
Turn stove to medium-low and heat until the gelatin is dissolved, stirring from time to time. Do not let the mixture boil; you’re just letting the gelatin dissolve. This will take 5 minutes or more and you’ll know it’s dissolved when it feels smooth as you stir.
Remove pan from heat and add remaining lemon-lime soda. If adding color to fit with a party theme, do so now. Just add a few drops of food coloring and stir. Jello will be a cream color (like photo) if you skip the food coloring.
Pour mixture into cups. (I used a turkey baster to make this easier.) If you don’t have small cups you could put in a pan and cut into squares before serving. Place the Jello in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.
Right before serving, sprinkle with colored sanding sugar. Sugar tends to dissolve over time so try not to decorate until ready to serve to keep them as pretty as possible.
Watermelon Mojito Jello Shots
½ small watermelon (makes 1 cup watermelon juice)
4 packets Knox gelatin
1 cup white rum
1 handful freshly chopped mint
2 cups water
8 tablespoons sugar (or to desired sweetness)
In a blender or food processor, purée enough watermelon to get 1 cup of juice. (The water content is so high in watermelon it’s very easy to get that much juice) I used half of a small watermelon. Strain the watermelon puree so you get out all the seeds. Pour the watermelon juice in a saucepan, (no heat yet) sprinkle on two packets of Knox gelatin. Let it sit for a few minutes, then whisk it until it’s combined. Turn on the stove-top to medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons of sugar and whisk until combined. When simmering, add 1 cup cold water. Pour your watermelon mixture into a 9-inch13-inch pan that has been lightly (very lightly) greased. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or so). Chop some fresh mint leaves. Pour 1 cup water into a saucepan, (no heat yet) and sprinkle on two packets of Knox gelatin. Let it sit for a few minutes then whisk it until it’s combined. Turn on the stove-top to medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons of sugar and whisk until combined. When simmering add 1 cup cold white rum. Add your chopped mint into your rum mixture then pour into your 9-inch13-inch pan. Refrigerate until firm (2 hours or so). With a cookie cutter, (slowly cut out your Jello shots. Press down slowly and make sure you don’t have any mint leaves caught on the cutter when you move on to the next.
Counting Medals, or Counting Shots? However you gather to cheer on your favorite sport or country, make sure you add a colorful mix of easy Jello shots for your pals to enjoy!
Poolside cocktails are a fun addition when trying to cool off on a hot day. Whether you are hosting a party, or hanging out at the pool with a few friends, make the most of your summer and try one, or all, of these tasty poolside cocktails.