This holiday season, we plan on eating, drinking, and being as merry as much as possible. And here at Delish, that absolutely includes serving some of these festive holiday Jell-O shots. Before you turn up your nose, take a look at these truly spirited shots recipes that are a far cry from any college-era shots you might have mixed. Dare we say it, shots can be kinda fancy? Don't be surprised if you have to make a double batch of mistletoe shots and negroni Jell-O shots at your next Christmas party!
If you're new to mixing shots, here's our handy guide on how to make Jell-O shots that will have you feeling like a pro in no time. In their most simple form, these shots only require three ingredients: Jell-O powder, hot water, and your alcohol of choice. With those ingredients on hand, you can get to making all kinds of different flavors. Want something tart or refreshing? Our cranberry Jell-O shots and Champagne Jell-O shots are just the thing. How about something decadent? Our recipes for eggnog Jell-O shots and s'mores pudding shots are the easiest way to get on the naughty list.
What we love the most about shots is how efficient they are. You can make a big batch ahead of time, which will take you off of bartending duty all night. What that means is now you'll have all the more time to spend with your family (and likely a plate of appetizers).
It's not the holidays until the eggnog has been poured, and this year, we're spicing things up a bit. RumChata and brandy ensure these Jell-O shots will make the holidays so much fun.
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These shots are bound to make some holiday magic happen! Share one of these with someone you want to kiss.
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Want to freestyle your own Jell-O shots? Let's start with the basics: Here's a step-by-step guide to making any kind of Jell-O shot.
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The next best thing to actual s'mores is a pudding shot. It's the best way to feed a crowd with delicious boozy s'mores. Feel free to use regular or vanilla vodka if you can't find marshmallow vodka!
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For when you need a little more jingle in your step, these will surely do it. 😉
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These will surely have everyone feeling merry in no time. If you're not a fan of vodka, feel free to swap in tequila.
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Stunning, isnt it? It was only a matter of time we made a party-ready take on the Negroni. We even finished these off with an orange peel for that classic Negroni touch.
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Enjoy your favorite winter drink as a pudding shot (mini marshmallows included)!
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These spicy shots are the one thing your Christmas is missing. These will surely make sure you stay holly and jolly all night long!
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These scream PARTY. Change out the sprinkles on top, and you can be using this recipe for every holiday.
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This spiced cherry big-batch shot is drinks and dessert—all in one. We call that a 2-for-1 special.
Pumpkin pie? Pudding shots? Obviously the two belong together! Fireball adds some more cinnamon flavor to the shots, but you can sub with all vodka if you prefer. But if Fireball is your thing, then you might as well serve these shots right along with a Fireball pumpkin pie.
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We believe every good party has a Jell-O shot, and these Fireball apple shots will be a hit with everyone—friends, cousins, coworkers, Grandma. Whatever you do, don't skip the lemon juice! It prevents the apples from browning while the Jell-O sets up in the fridge.
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We soaked Jolly Ranchers in vodka to infuse these shots with real candy flavor and have zero regrets. (Just like we apologized to NO ONE for our Sour Patch Kids Jell-O Shots.) If you've ever had a Tootsie Caramel Apple Pop, this shot tastes exactly like it—only it's easier to eat and better for a party.
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You know what's better than cherry pie? Cherry pie shots!
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Cherry Jell-O + RumChata = the most surprising, and delicious shot combo ever. Trust us on this one 😉 These taste like the best-every cherry pie—in shot form.
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Feel free to use whatever sparkling wine you prefer in these shots: Champagne, Prosecco or maybe even a bubbly rosé! Make sure to let that initial Jell-O layer solidify before adding your strawberries. This makes sure they don't sink all the way to the bottom.
It's literally everything you love in one pie crust.
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Make your Jell-O shots as fancy as you are. Be sure to shoot these with your pinkies up!
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Make sure literally every flavor of pie is accounted for in booze form this holiday.
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The Washington Apple Shot is a breed of the Washington Apple Cocktail made with whiskey—typically Canadian-style—apple schnapps, and cranberry juice. We added pomegranate to jazz it up! It’s a drink that’s crisp, pungent, and refreshing, one that you want to sip on for a little while.
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PSL season is the best time of year at Delish. We wait all summer for the first sip of the fall drink—and then never order anything else until January. 😋And with these shots, even your party guests don't have to go without the classic flavor!
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We're absolutely going to need to Accio these Jell-O shots, perfect for all the Harry Potter fans out there!
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