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Top 10 Best Summer Jell-o Shot Recipes To Try


April 26, 2021

Summertime is just around the corner, and we have plenty to celebrate this year. With vaccines being rolled out, plenty of people will be eager to spend this summer making up for the previous one. 

We can all agree that summer is the most celebratory season of the year, and thinking otherwise is incorrect. The time off from school and work encourages a full-on party time mood from people all season. 

It isn’t a real summer without a poolside party and delicious barbeque cocktails to enjoy. That’s why we’ve collated a list of the ten best Jell-o shot recipes to try out for your sizzling summer get together’s this year. 

Pink Lemonade

When life gives you lemons, make Jell-O shots with a cup of lemonade, vodka, and watermelon Jell-O. Make the Jell-O as you usually would but use heated lemonade instead of water and serve in lemon halves. 


This margarita-inspired shot requires 3 cups of limeade, four gelatin envelopes, ¾ cups tequila, and ¼ cup triple sec. Don’t be afraid to go all-in by coating the rim with coarse salt and adding a lime slice for garnish. 

Vodka Cranberry

Your go-to drink order from 2015 meets its Jell-O shot match with this easy-to-make recipe. All you need is 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar, two packets of cranberry Jell-O, 1 cup of fresh cranberries, and a cup of vodka. 

Island Vibes 

This tropical-flavored Jell-O shot recipe will have you craving a sunny beach day in no time. Use a pack of pineapple Jell-O with a cup of boiling water and a cup of Malibu rum to heighten the island vibes.

Lemon Drop

Two packets of lemon Jell-O, a cup of chilled vodka, and 2 cups of boiling water are all you need for this recipe. Enjoy the sunshine-inspired tart and sweet lemon drop flavors with just three simple ingredients. 

Blue Piña Colada

This beachside favorite makes a delicious Jell-o shot. All you need is a box of blueberry Jell-O, 1 cup boiling water, 3 ounces coconut rum, 2 ounces blue curaçao, 1-ounce pineapple juice, and ¼ cup cold water. 


Bring your childhood back to life with this creamsicle-inspired Jell-O shot. Use a box of orange Jell-O, 1 cup boiling water, 4 ounces vanilla vodka, 2 ounces triple sec, and ¼ cup cold water for this perfect pop. 


Add some excitement to your brunch with this Jell-O shot recipe. Get the perfect mimosa with one box of orange Jell-O, 1 cup boiling water, 3 ounces champagne, 2 ounces orange juice, 1-ounce triple sec, and ¼ cup cold water. 


Strawberry Daquiri

A strawberry daiquiri is super easy to make, so why not enjoy it as a Jell-O shot for variety? One box of strawberry Jell-O, 3 ounces of light rum, 2 ounces of triple sec, and 1-ounce lime juice should do the trick. 

Whiskey Sour

Are Jell-O shots too childish for your crowd? Try these whiskey sour shots instead. All you need is 3 ounces whiskey, 2 ounces lemon juice, 1-ounce simple syrup, 1/4 cup cold water, 2 ½ teaspoons gelatin, and 1 cup boiling water.