Jell-O shots are very fun for parties and events or just to consume for no reason like I do, because you’re a grown adult and you can. As someone who doesn’t really enjoy drinking, Jell-O shots are great. They give me a small buzz without giving me that bloated feeling and are relatively tasty. Last night I decided to try 3 layered Jell-O shots. It was my first time making them so next time, there are steps that I will definitely do differently. Since I went for quick and easy last night, the result below is a bit disappointing in terms of consistency and colours but at the end of the day, it tastes awesome and does the job.
I had a lot of Jell-O packages in my pantry so I chose 3 different flavours. I originally chose Peach, Berry Blue and Raspberry but the Peach package wasn’t sealed properly so I threw it out. I was left with Cherry and Strawberry so I chose Cherry. I later added blue food colouring to give it a different colour because I was already using a red coloured Jell-O.
- 85 g of gelatin (1 Jell-O package)
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1/2 cup of Brandy, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka OR Whiskey (I used Rum, most people use Vodka)
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- Chill the liquor and cold water mix in the refrigerator so they are a consistent temperature.
- Pour gelatin into a bowl.
- Add boiling water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Stir in chilled liquor and water mix and food coloring (optional).
The next step is slightly different since you are going to be adding more than one Jell-O flavour to your shot glass.
- Pour the first layer into shot glasses or molds. Most people use plastic shot cups because the Jell-O squeezes out easily. It will also show your layers. (I used 3 oz Dixie bath cups thinking it would be easier to rip and take the Jell-O out for pictures – I was wrong)
- Refrigerate until the first layer is fairly set. It doesn’t have to be completely set but it can’t be runny as it will blend together. Let set in the fridge for about an hour.
- Once the first layer is set, poor the next layer gently on top. Let set in the fridge for another hour.
- Once the second layer is set, add the third, slowly again as to not disturb the colours underneath.
- Let the liquids set overnight and serve cold.
Note that I had to edit the hell out of those pictures to bring out the colours. Or else, they looked like black blobs.
Just for funzies…