The Best Cinco de Mayo Jello Shots

With the bold colors of the Mexican flag, these Cinco de Mayo Jello Shots are the perfect things to serve at your next party! Grab the recipe and other Cinco de Mayo Ideas below!

These jello shots don’t just look like the perfect celebration of all things Mexico, they taste sweet, bold, and tart all mixed into one incredible shot.

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Layered Cinco de Mayo jello shots using the Mexican Flag colors; red, white and green. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Grab the confetti, it’s time to celebrate the victory of Mexico during the Franco-Mexican War. And what better way to celebrate than with some gorgeous shots?

They taste so good that your friends won’t believe how easy they are to mix up!

Plus, you don’t have to serve them just at Cinco de Mayo. They are perfect at any fiesta that you throw.

Ingredients to make a Cinco de Mayo jello shots on a wood background.

Mexican Flag Jello Shots Ingredients

There are three layers and I used different ingredients in each layer. Here is what you’ll need for each layer. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card, just a little bit further below.

Green Layer

  • Watermelon Jello
  • Pineapple Jalapeno Tequila
  • Green food coloring

White Layer

  • Gelatin
  • Condensed Milk
  • Lime Juice
  • Grand Marnier

Red Layer

  • Cherry Jello
  • Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
  • Red food coloring
Bowl of green jello and wisk and a bottle of tequila.

I suggest giving yourself plenty of time when you make the jello shots. You need to give each layer time to set before adding the next layer.

Yellow bowl of white layer in the Cinco de Mayo jello shot.

How To Make Cinco De Mayo Jello Shots Ahead Of Time

Whenever you’re hosting a party, you want to get as much done ahead of time as possible – including making the jello shots. They will last about two days in the refrigerator. Don’t add the whipped cream and lime on top until right before you serve them.

The whipped cream on top of the Mexican flag Jello shots will melt the quickest. It’s only really pretty for about an hour after you add it.

Right before your guests arrive, pull the Jello shots out and add the whipped cream! It’s so easy!

One of the best things about these Cinco De Mayo Jello shots is the flavor. Seriously, every bite is incredible.

Process image of the layering of the Mexican Flag jello shots on a tray.

Cinco de Mayo Jello Shots Garnishes

Garnishing these bold 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 and sprinkles. Then, I add a slice of lime. Voila! DONE!

Layered Cinco de Mayo jello shots using the Mexican Flag colors; red, white and green. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Jello shots are the perfect things to serve at parties. Guests love them, and you don’t have to worry about spills!

More Fun Party Jello Shot Recipes:

If you are looking for more fun jello shots, check out these other tasty boozy shot recipes below.

Pinterest image with text Layered Cinco de Mayo jello shots using the Mexican Flag colors; red, white and green. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Ready for the recipe? Here you go!

Cinco de Mayo Jello Shots

These Cinco de Mayo jello shots are bursting with flavors and perfect for any party you throw!
Prep Time30 minutes
Resting Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 30 minutes
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cinco de mayo jello shots
Servings: 12 shots

Equipment

  • Medium Saucepan
  • 12 Shot Glasses

Ingredients

Green Layer

  • 3 ounces Watermelon Jello
  • Boiling Hot Water
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Jalapeno Tequila
  • 1/2 cup Cold Water
  • 1 drop Green Food Coloring

White Layer

  • 1 packet Gelatin .25 ounces
  • 12 ounces Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marinier

Red Layer

  • 3 ounces Cherry Jello
  • 1 cup Water boiling hot
  • 1/2 cup Water Cold
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino Cherry Liqueur 
  • 1 drop Red Food Coloring

Instructions

Green Layer

  • In a medium saucepan add your 1 cup of water, and place over medium to high heat. Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the jello mix to the water and stir to combine.
  • Now add the cold water, food coloring, and liquor.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Pour the green jello mixture evenly into your jello shot cups.
  • Fill the cups about 1⁄3 of the way.
  • Place the jello shot cups in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

White Layer

  • Add 1 cup of room temperature water to the gelatin packet in a medium-sized bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Set it to the side for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk, and liquor to the gelatin and stir to combine.
  • Set the mixture to the side to allow it to cool completely.
  • Once completely cooled add the white mixture to the jello cups filling it to 2⁄3 rds of the way full. Return it back to the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Red Layer

  • In a medium saucepan add your 1 cup of water, and place over medium to high heat. Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the jello mix to the water and stir to combine.
  • Now add the cold water, food coloring, and liquor.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Pour the jello mixture on top of the white of the jello shot until full.
  • Place the jello shot cups in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Kick Off The Party With These Cinco de Mayo Cocktails:

Jello shots are a great way to greet guests as they arrive at the party but lets not forget the margaritas recipes you can serve throughout the party! Try any one of these great margarita recipes below!

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Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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