20+ Jello Shot Recipes for Any Occasion

Oh yes, you read that right. Today, we are sharing a BIG roundup of all our best jello shot recipes. Why are we so passionate about jello shots? They’re fun! It’s basically the ultimate adult-crafting project that ends in a little cocktail. Ha.

I’m going to share a few categories of jello shots recipes below. But before that, I wanted to point out this vegan jello shot recipe. Most of the the recipes below are not vegan, but you can use this basic vegan jello shot recipe to customize them if you need to.

We have quite a few classic citrus jello shots, including two that can be made in the fruit rind for a fun presentation. Click below for the flavor you prefer:

-Pink Lemonade
-Lemon Drop
-Watermelon Slice
-Orange Creamsicle

Next up are a bunch of our most fun (and sometimes surprising) novelty jello shots. These are great for any occasion and make a great adult dessert, too.

-Peppermint Mocha (they’re so cute!)
-Double-Stuffed Oreo
-Key Lime Pie
-Chocolate-Covered Strawberry
-Deviled Egg (our most controversial one, haha)
-Pineapple Upside Down Cake
-Ring Pop

We also have quite a few jello shot recipes that are based off classic cocktails. These are great for any party!

-Moscow Mule
-Rosé All Day
-Strawberry Margarita

Let’s talk about holiday-themed jello shots real quick. Of course, we have to start with Halloween because it’s the best holiday of the year (I said it—go ahead and come at me!).

-Spooky Eyeballs
-Candy Corn

But, do we have jello shot recipes for Christmas and the holiday season? Oh, yes we do.


We even have Peeps jello shots for Easter.

And for birthdays, we recommend making these birthday cake jello shots. Candles optional. Cheers! xo. Emma & the A Beautiful Mess team

  • YUM! I made the pink lemonade in a lemon peel jello shots you posted years ago. I need to try some more of these – the Moscow Mule ones sound particularly good. Cheers!

  • Ah thanks so much for sharing! Perfect post just in time for the fourth of July!


  • Wow, great minds think alike-we posted Deviled Egg and Oreo shots back in 2010, Peep shots in 2012!
    It’s a wonderful medium.

  • OMG!! And all of them look so tasty!! Love them!



  • have to go with the ring pop as version as the most creative, but I’ll take any one of these, and not all at once, thank you for all of them!

  • I have made a number of these Jell-O shots and they’re always a hit. I made the deviled egg ones a few years ago and they’re still brought up every once in a while. People were afraid to eat them because they look so real!! Honestly they tasted great too!!

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