Celebrate an island vacation at home with these festive blue Hawaiian Jello shots! They are The Best Jello Shots to hand out to guests at a luau or island-themed party.
Looking for something fun and tropical to make for your next party? These Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots are party perfect! They are easy to make, and everyone will love the delicious island flavor. Plus, they look great on a buffet table or dessert spread. Let’s get started!
These Jello shots are surprisingly easy to make. As you plan a luau, put these coconut rum jello shots on the menu.
The base of these jello shots is blue jello mixed with pineapple juice and three different types of liquor.
When I tell you that they will sneak up on you, I’m not exaggerating. Enjoy these Jello shots responsibly. Just a few will affect you.
The best part about these pineapple and rum jello shots is that you can garnish them to match your party’s theme. Keep reading and I’ll share all my tips!
Best Liquor To Use In Rum Jello Shots
There are three different types of liquor in these blue Jello shots. That is a lot of punch in a little package.
I used equal parts coconut rum and Blue Curacao. Blue Curacao enhances the blue color of the berry blue Jello. It also enhances the citrus flavors of pineapple juice. These Jello shots taste extra sweet without needing any added sugar!
The chilled vodka is optional. I used half as much vodka as rum. It’s basically to give the shots a bit more liquor without overpowering them with rum flavors. If you like rum more than vodka, just replace the vodka with Malibu rum.
Whether you sample the liquor as you make the Jello shots is entirely up to you.
Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Garnishes
Garnishing these cute little blue Hawaiian jello shots is the other fun part of making them! You don’t have to use all the garnishes as I did, but it sure makes them look extra festive if you do.
After the Jello shots chilled in the fridge long enough for the blue Jello to set completely, I topped them with whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes, maraschino cherries, and some tiny pineapple wedges.
Make them as fun as you want. Add a cute umbrella for a little flourish.
More Jello Shots Ideas
If cocktails and mixed drinks are some of the most fun things to make for parties, then these Jello shots will get the party started in the best way! Here are some more festive Jello shot ideas you should try next.
- Sex On The Beach Jello Shots
- Key Lime Pie Jello Shots
- Pina Colada Jello Shots
- Shark Fin Jello Shots
- Beach Jello Shots
- 20 Fun Summer Jello Shots
Remember to make Jello shots that match your party’s theme. It’s a fun way to tie everything together. Whether you match the theme exactly or just match the colors, Jello shots are an easy way to make the theme stand out!
Are you ready for the recipe? Here you go! Enjoy! Pin this to your drinks board on Pinterest so you don’t lose it!
Blue Hawaiin Jello Shots
- 12 Jello Shot Cups
- 3 ounces Berry Blue Jello Mix
- 1 cup Boiling Water
- 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice chilled
- 1/2 cup Coconut Rum
- 1/2 cup Blue Curacao liqueur
- 1/4 cup Vodka chilled
- Whipped Cream
- Toasted Coconut Flakes
- Maraschino Cherries
- Pineapple Wedges
- Add jello in a bowl and stir in boiling water until jello has dissolved.
- Whisk in pineapple juice, coconut rum, Blue Curacao,and vodka until blended. Fill the shot cups almost to the rim.
- Transfer the filled shot cups to the refrigerator for 4 hours or until set.
- Keep the filled shot cups in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Top the jello shot with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Sprinkle toasted coconut on top of the dollop of whipped cream. Add a Maraschino cherry and a Pineapple wedge.
Light the bonfire and set up the tiki torches! These little blue Malibu jello shots are a taste of the Islands. Enjoy!