Jello shots are a fun way to be the irresponsible adult every once in a while, and a perfect party treat. Summer means outdoor parties, weddings, and other entertaining events that will keep you busy through the season.
Summer Jello Shots Perfect for Parties
These amazing summer jello shots will be a hit at any party and they mix all sorts of delicious seasonal ingredients like fresh berries, watermelon, and lime, as well as cocktail recipes such as Mojito, Margarita, and Pina Colada.
I consider these jiggly treats as the perfect combination of booze and dessert. You can be sure your guests won’t refuse any of these delicious and fancy looking summer jello shots and your Instagram followers will be raving!
1. Mint Julep Jello Shot
These have all the flavors that you love about mint juleps – bourbon, sugar, and mint. The secret to making the bourbon blend well with the gelatin is all the sugar. It’s a 1:1 ratio!
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2. Key Lime Pie Shot
These don’t even look like traditional jello shots. They look like tiny little pies. They are incredibly impressive for summer parties.
Find it on A Beautiful Mess
3. Strawberry Margarita
Nothing says summer like the colors of watermelons and apples. These jello shots will dress up any picnic table or outdoor BBQ cookout.
They are made with tequila and actually turn out pretty amazing!
Find it on Happiness is Homemade
4. Orange Jello Shots
Another fantastic summer idea is to put the jello shots inside orange peels. Then, you just eat them like you do an orange. It’s fun and just unique enough to have your friends laughing.
Find it on Amanda’s Cookin.
5. Moscow Mule Jello Shot
I think these are the most elegant shots in the list. They look like delicate ice cubes, don’t they? But they are made with gelatin, vodka, and ginger beer. Yum!
Find it on Domesticate Me.
6. Sparkling Watermelon
The secret to these amazing spiked jello jigglers is the fresh watermelon. Combining it with honey and prosecco is unbelievable amazing.
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7. Layered Jello Shots
These are perfect for patriotic parties. The white layer is made with sweetened condensed milk. It’s so beautiful.
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8. Tequila Lime
Tequila and lime are classic together. These come out pretty strong, but they are a memorable experience for sure.
Find it on Gluesticks Gumdrops.
9. Pina Colada Rum
Another quintessential taste of summer is Pina Colada with rum. Instantly images of beaches and warm sandy shores comes to mind. And these little bites wrap up all those memories and more.
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10. Blue Hawaiian
These little goodies will take center stage at your next luau. The colors literally pop off the table! And that combination of pineapple juice with Malibu rum is tropical perfection.
Find it on Homecooking Memories.
11. Candy-Sweet Shots
Indulge your sweet tooth with these shots. But be careful with them. That triple sec will sneak up on you!
Find it on Baking Mischief.
12. Watermelon Tequila
Aren’t these little guys adorable? This is another super creative way to pair tequila and limes – but they look like baby watermelons.
Find it on Kirbie Cravings.
13. Edible Flower Lemon Jello Shot
The combination of clear gelatin with vodka is an elegant presentation. The edible flowers are the perfect finishing touch. These taste like spiked lemonade, super refreshing.
Find it on Sugar and Cloth.
If you are a fan of the drink that Sex and the City made popular then you will love these too. It’s all here – cranberry, orange, lime, lime juice, and vodka.
Find it on All Day I Dream About Food.
15. Jalapeno Kiwi Cucumber
There are so many incredible flavors in these little shots. You have spicy jalapeno, fresh cucumber, sweet agave nectar, and vodka. Plus, a little something extra – bubbly kombucha! You gotta try it.
Find it on The Toasted Pine Nut.
16. Rose Strawberry Lime
The seltzer water gives these shots some bubbles. And the bits of fresh strawberries are a sweet treat inside the Rose shots.
Find it on Urban Bliss Life.
17. Watermelon Jello Shots
Amanda shows you how to make these shots inside a watermelon rind. They look like entertaining little spiked slices of watermelon.
Find them on Amanda’s Cookin.
18. Whimsical Mojito Shots
Is your favorite thing about mojitos the rum or the mint? Or both? These have all of that and they are in some wiggly little cups.
Find them on Happiness is Homemade.
19. Strawberry Margarita Shots
Whether you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo or having a fiesta on your birthday, these should definitely be on your menu. You’ll want to eat them with a spoon, they are so festive.
Find them on A Beautiful Mess.
20. Coconut Raspberry Mojito
You will not believe all the textures in these little shooters. They literally melt in your mouth and then you have the crunchy bits of coconut to enjoy. These jazz up any party you have in the warm summer months.
Find them on The Endless Meal.
21. Shark Fin Jello Shots
And how about a little fun – Shark Fin Jello Shots? These are the best little treats at Jimmy Buffet parties or any beach-themed party. And the shark fins are actually hidden little spoons. You’ll find the entire recipe and craft tutorial on our post.
Find them here on Oh My! Creative.
These St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots are fun to add to any celebration! Stiped Irish colors of jello topped with whipped cream and a rainbow – doesn’t get any better than that!
Best Alcohol For Jello Shots
What is the best alcohol to use in jello shots? The most popular choice is going to be vodka. It mixes well and doesn’t have a really strong flavor that takes over the other tastes in the jello shot. Plus, you can buy all sorts of fruity varieties.
Another popular choice is rum. It doesn’t even taste like alcohol, which is both fun and dangerous.
As always, drink responsibly. Don’t drink (or eat jello shots) and drive.