How to Make Vodka and Jelly Shots

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Recently we held a party and for something a bit different we decided to make vodka and jelly shots. They were a hit with the guests so we decided to share. Here is a simple guide on how to successfully create these favours, no cooking skills required!

Not recommended if there are children present as they do look quite tempting!

You Need:

Jelly – any flavour
Plastic Shot Glasses


Prepare your shot glasses by lightly spraying with cooking oil, this will help the jelly shots slide out easily.

jelly shots

Carefully add boiling water to jelly as per packet instructions into a mixing bowl, and stir until dissolved. When it is time to add the cold water, simply replace 3/4 of the required amount with vodka and stir into the jelly mix. It is important to still add a quarter of cold water, otherwise your jelly won’t set.

Pour the jelly into your cups and allow to set in the fridge for at least four hours.

jelly shots

Serve cold!

Vodka can be substituted for other spirits, but try and choose something that will compliment the jelly. The most popular flavour we served was rasperry flavoured jelly with vodka.

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  1. How fabulous! Thanks for this perfect summer party treat. I always wondered how to make it.

  2. Thanks!! Does the oil leave any after taste, even if its lightly sprayed??

    • Hi Elena,
      I always use oil now, makes life so much easier and I haven’t noticed an after taste. The cup can be a little greasy but no taste.

  3. I don’t use any cold water at all, and it has no problems setting at all. Makes them a little bit stornger, that’s all.

  4. How many jelly shots does one packet of jelly make?

  5. were absolutely amazing!! best thing for new years ever… boyfriend and i made 80!

  6. Is there any other ingredient I can use as a substitute to the jelly crystals? I can’t find the jelly here in Italy.

  7. Starliene Russell says:

    Love this! I will be preparing some for my partners birthday celebration. How many days can i prepare prior or should they be made on the day?


  8. it sets within a matter of 2/3 hours. My sister and I were doing vodka shots and then I decided to use the rest of the bottle and make it jelly shots! They were really nice. Will definitely use them as a party favour next time 🙂

  9. this is the best recipe I’ve ever had

  10. hey dose it matte if you use the bottled oil instead of the spray one .?

    • I don’t think it would make a difference, it would just be a little more difficult to get a very light coating I would think.
      Hope this helps.

    • Use a paper towel to apply the bottled oil. Then use a fresh paper towel to wipe off the excess.

  11. I made them for new years they turned out great.. escpecially when you do body shots

  12. Thanks heaps always wanted to know how to make them, awesome for New Years going have a great night

  13. How many days before you need them can you make them?

  14. Teighlar says:

    Hi was just wondering if the vodka has to be cold before you add it to the mix?

  15. Use the whipped cream vodka and put whipped cream and sprinkles on top
    So good

  16. Hi could I add some strawberries to the Jello?

  17. If I made them today (Friday) would they still be okay to have tomorrow night?

  18. I used a couple of Dilmah brand rose and vanilla tea bags, and a packet of raspberry jelly crystals and added the vodka – turned out **UNREAL**
    Today I’m trying a blend of a japanese jelly – (3 short black coffees with sugar and gelatine) mixed with kahlua.. woot!

  19. Glenn Woods says:

    Recipe as per above (raspberry), then some whipped cream on top with a slice of glazed cherry in the cream.

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