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St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these delicious Lime Green Jello shots! Slightly tart from the lime Jello with an added kick of flavor from the apple vodka.

So yummy! This fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day jello shot tastes a bit like a limey-sour apple shot, and is perfect for St. Patricks Day or for any year-round celebration!

St Patrick's Day Jello Shots

St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots

If you’re having a get-together with adult friends for St. Patrick’s day, you have to make these amazing St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots!

Jell-O shots are a perfectly fun, delicious, and boozy option for just about any party. Plus, they’re easy and fast to put together.

The bright Lime Green Jello Shots have a perfect balance of sweet and sour and these boozy little treats will have you coming back for more!

This recipe uses an apple vodka for a yummy sour apple flavor, but just about any vodka will do, as the sweet-tart flavor of lime will balance out the vodka flavor.

green jello shots for st patricks day

What exactly are Jello Shots anyway?

Jello shots are an alcoholic “shot” made with Jello, water, and some sort of spirit. (If made with off-brand gelatin, they might be referred to as jelly shots.) Jello shots can be made with just about any combo of jello flavor and liquor. Vodka and rum are the most popular options, but you can really use just about any liquor that is 80 proof or less.


  • FESTIVE AND FUN – The bright green color is perfect for a St Patty’s Day party.
  • EASY – Super easy to make, you only need a few minutes to put the jello together and a few hours to set up.
  • MAKE AHEAD – These St. Patrick’s Day Jello shots are a great item to make ahead. You can add the jello mixture to plastic cups and cover them with the matching lid and store in the fridge for a few days before your party.

Ingredients needed for Green Jello Shots

(Ingredients at a glance, you will find the full recipe with ingredient amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

st patricks day jello shot ingredients
  • 1 – 3oz Box Jello– For these St Patricks Day Jello Shots, I used Lime Jello
  • Boiling Water
  • ½ Cup Vodka – Regular or flavored vodka will be fine. I used an apple flavored vodka for a bit of a sour apple flavor.
  • Optional: Whipped Cream and/or Gold Sanding Sugar

Tools you’ll need

How to make Green Jello Shots for St Patrick’s Day

  1. Place the gelatin and boiling water in a medium mixing bowl and stir until the mixture is smooth with no grit on the bottom. how-to-make-green-jello-shots
  2. Add the apple vodka and stir again. how to make gree jello shots
  3. Using an injector or pourable measuring cup, fill each cup, leaving just a touch of room before the top. st patricks day jello shots
  4. Place in the fridge for 3 hours or until solidified.
  5. Top with whipped cream and gold sanding sugar, if desired, and enjoy!
how to make green jello shots for st patricks day

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t skip the whipped cream – it gives an extra yummy kick of creamy sweetness to the sweet/tart jello shot. Plus it makes the shot look awesome!
  • For easy filling and transporting, place the empty cups on a cookie sheet, then fill the cups with jello. Then you can easily move the jello shots in and out of the fridge and transport to the fridge to make it even easier.
  • Use a measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring. And for easy clean up and storage, I recommend these 2 oz plastic cups with lids. However, you can use glass shot glasses for your jello shots, just serve with a small spoon!

FAQ’s

Can I use Sugar-Free Jello?

I don’t recommend Sugar-Free Jello for these Jello Shots. Something about the sugar-free ingredients makes the shots taste a bit medicine-y.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, this recipe is perfect for doubling or even tripling.

Can I Double The Alcohol?

No, don’t double the alcohol as it will impede the gelatin from setting up.

Can jello shots be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the jello and add it to your cups and cover with the lid for up to 3 days ahead of time.

How Long Does It Take For Jello Shots To Set Up?

It takes about 2 hours for jello shots to set up.

How Long Do Jello Shots Last?

Jello Shots must be stored in the fridge and will last about 3-4 days in the refrigerator. (Although if you have kids in the house, I recommend tossing out any leftovers.) Do not leave them out on the counter after serving or they will re-liquefy!!

st patricks day jello shots

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st patricks day jello shot recipe

St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shot Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours to chill
  • Total Time: 52 minute
  • Yield: 10 to 16 servings
  • Category: drinks

Description

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these delicious Lime Green Jello shots! Slightly tart from the lime Jello with an added kick of flavor from the apple vodka.


Ingredients

Units
  • 1 Box Lime Gelatin
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 cup Apple Vodka
  • Optional: Whipped Cream, Gold Sanding Sugar

 


Instructions

  1. Place the gelatin and boiling water in a medium mixing bowl and stir until the mixture is smooth with no grit on the bottom.
  2. Add the apple vodka and stir again.
  3. Using an injector or pourable measuring cup, fill each cup, leaving a bit of room at the top.
  4. Place in the fridge for 3 hours or until solidified.
  5. Top with whipped cream and gold sanding sugar, if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

*nutrition calculated without whipped cream and sanding sugar


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 shot cup
  • Calories: 46

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