Are you trying to find ways to spice up you’re St. Patrick’s Day party? Look no further than this list of 21 jello shots! Many are made with the same types of alcohol, but each has its own unique take of a jello shot.
1. Pot o’ Gold Shots
This shot is made with whiskey, rainbow candy belts, cool whip, and gold sprinkles. For the gelatin part, you can choose to use either lemon or pineapple jello for that yellow “gold” look.
2. Guinness and Green Jello Shots
To make these jello shots you will need unflavored gelatin, Guinness, Irish Whiskey, hot water, Irish Cream, and green food coloring.
3. Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots
These jello shots are a lot tastier than they sound. They’re made with unflavored gelatin, Guinness Stout, Irish Whiskey, Creme de Cocoa, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. It is made into two different layers, the Bailey’s Irish Cream layer sitting on top of the already settled Guinness Stout layer.
4. Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots
Need a caffeine kick to your jello shot? Then this one is perfect for you. The ingredients for this jello shot are hot espresso, unflavored gelatin, a little sugar, and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Pour the mixture into a square pan and cut once the gelatin has settled. The espresso layer is the bottom layer and the Bailey’s Irish Cream layer is on top.
5. Irish Eyes Creme de Menthe Jello Shots
These jello shots add a little color to the green that is normally seen around St. Patrick’s Day. You will need unflavored gelatin, half-n-half, sugar, green creme de menthe, Irish Whiskey, and maraschino cherries with stems.
The stems are optional and are simply there for decoration.
6. Irish Flag Jello Shots
Want to show off some Irish pride? Create these Irish flag jello shots. They are made with unflavored gelatin, water, sweet condensed milk, vanilla vodka, lime or green apple Jello, and orange food gel.
You can start with the green or the orange color on the bottom. As long as it goes green-white-orange you’re good to go.
7. Green Jello Shots with Gold sugar crystals
These are made with lime jello, boiling water, vodka, cold water, gold sugar crystals, gold pearl candies, and whipped cream.
The crystals are added by running the shot glass, upside down, under cold water then dipping the rim into a bowl of gold sugar crystals. The gold pearl candies are to be added on top of the whipped cream.
8. Green Jello Shots at an Angle
The ingredients list for these jello shots are simple: lime jello, Irish Whiskey, strawberry cream liqueur, unflavored gelatin.
The lime jello and whiskey go together while the strawberry cream and the unflavored go together. To get the angle put the shots in muffin tins while you are having the lime/whiskey layer poured and chilled. Once this layer is chilled, take it out of the muffin tin and pour in the strawberry cream liqueur layer. Chill until set.
9. Grasshopper Jello Shots
These jello shots are very unique in that they have some chocolate added into the mix. You can choose to have the layers alternating or simply have two separate layers: the chocolate and the mint. Both layers will need unflavored gelatin.
The chocolate layer will need cold half-n-half, regular half-n-half, chocolate syrup, vodka.
The mint layer will need cold half-n-half, regular half-n-half, sugar, and green creme de menthe.
10. Tequila Lime Jello Shots
You will need hot water, clear tequila, lime jello, a half slice of lime for each shot, and some salt to sprinkle on the top of each shot.
11. Jameson Whiskey Jello Shots
These jello shots need fresh mint leaves, sugar, fresh lime juice, green food coloring, unflavored gelatin, Jameson Irish Whiskey. It starts by molding the fresh mint leaves with sugar to release the oils and the mint flavor, these you set aside until you make your gelatin mixture.
The gelatin mixture is water, lime juice, and unflavored gelatin. After you make this, you add the mint leaves and some sugar. Whisk it all together then let it sit off the burner for 15 minutes. After this, strain the mint leaves out.
Now you add the whiskey and green dye.
12. Pot of Gold Jello Shots with Goldschlager
This jello shot is very similar to an earlier one. The main difference is the type of alcohol you will use.
You will need water, sugar, Goldschlager, green food coloring, unflavored gelatin. To put a spin on this recipe you can pour the jello shots into molds to make fun little shapes sprinkled with the gold flakes.
13. Coconut Lime Jello Shots
These jello shots are one of the only ones that will have coconut in them for this Irish Holiday.
You will need Bai Andes Coconut Lime, light rum, unflavored gelatin, mint leaves. Boil one bottle of the Bai Andes Coconut Lime while the other gets mixed in with the rum and gelatin.
14. Rainbow Jello Shots
You will need a box of jello for each color and a large container of cool whip (or sour cream or yogurt). Between each layer of settled jello, you will be putting in some cool whip/sour cream/yogurt. Proportion to the size of the glass you are using.
Top the shot with a dollop of cool whip or whipped cream and put a chocolate gold coin in it.
15. Thin Mints Jello Shots
The ingredients for these jellos shots are unflavored gelatin, unsweetened cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk, creme de cocoa, creme de menthe, crumbled chocolate cookies and whipped cream for garnish.
The cocoa mixture goes on the bottom. Has cocoa powder, unflavored gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, and creme de cocoa.
In the other two layers, you should have unflavored gelatin and creme de menthe. The difference between the two green layers is one will have sweetened condensed milk in it to make it a lighter green than the other.
The lighter green goes in the middle and the darker goes on top. The lighter green is thicker than the darker green.
16. Green Ombre Jello Shots
You will need lemonade, vodka, unflavored gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, and green food coloring for these jello shots. To get the different layers of different colors, separate the gelatin mixture (lemonade, gelatin, vodka, and sweetened condensed milk) into three bowls.
Use one drop of green food coloring in the first bowl, then two in the second and three in the third.
17. Midori Sour Jello Shots
The ingredients for these jello shots are simple: water, unflavored gelatin, Midori, sweet and sour mix, granulated sugar.
18. Irish Coffee Jello Shots
Here’s another jello shot that can give you a good caffeine kick. You will need hot coffee, Irish Whiskey, cinnamon syrup, and gelatin mix. Put the whiskey and syrup into a bowl, then sprinkle gelatin in. Once it’s done blooming, add in the hot coffee and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
19. Lucky Melon Jello Shots
Much like a few other jello shots on this list, these have a simple ingredient list: Midori, gelatin, Vodka, pineapple juice.
The Midori layer goes in first, then the vodka and pineapple juice layer goes in second.
20. Ginger Lime Jello Shots
You will need Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime, limes, vodka, gelatin, and chopped mint. The limes are going to be the shot glass in this case. Make sure the limes are cut in half lengthwise and all the insides are removed.
Once the gelatin is settled and chilled in the halves, cut them in half again to serve.
21. Glow in the dark Jello Shots
It might not be Halloween, but why should that stop you from taking your St. Paddy’s Day party to a whole new level?
To make the jello shots glow-in-the-dark you will need Gin or Vodka, tonic, limes, lime jello, and some black light. Why black light? To be able to see the jello shots glow of course. The tonic is what gives these jello shots their eery effect.