Swimmingly Good Pool Party Jello Shots

Your summer menu needs these Pool Party Jello Shots! Anyone over the age of 21 will love them! They’re seriously one of The Best Jello Shot Recipes you’ll taste.

Who says that adults can’t have tasty treats that are adorable at the same time? Kids shouldn’t have all the sweet treat fun.

The best part about making these simple jello shots is that they’re tasty and unique – making them the perfect summer addition to any pool party, camping trip, or gathering with friends.

Blue jello shots made with gummy pool floats and gummy bears.

Blue Jello Shots that look like pool water are meant to be shared. And when you add in the gummy bears and rings, they’re too cute to miss.

Truth be told, these are honestly perfect any time of the year – but summertime just adds a burst of fun!

Fourth of July? Summer pool party? Birthday party during the summer months? All great options for making this easy jello shot recipe!

Closeup of a pool party jello shot made with gummy bears.

Easy Jello Shots with Candy

The texture of pairing jello with candy will make everyone appreciate having a shot. Not only does it look adorable, but it tastes great, too.

Simple ingredients make this recipe a breeze – and the flavors speak for themself!

You can also mix and match with different flavors of vodka, making this a potentially new shot flavor every time. (There are so many flavored vodka’s out there to try!)

The other fun thing that you can do with this recipe is use different flavors of gummy bears. Original is always a good option, but there are some fun and tropical flavors, too!

Plus – there are options for a sour gummy bear addition as well. Can you imagine taking a sweet jello shot and chewing on a sour gummy bear? The best!

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make these yummy jello shots. Seriously – this recipe is crazy simple.

Pool party ingrediants include gummy rings, gummy bears and blue jello.

There are also different flavors of blue jello that you can use, which is just another fun way to change the look and taste! (Blueberry for the win!)

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All you need to make these blue jello shots are:

Add vodka to make blue jello shots. Wisk together.

Step by Step Directions for Pool Party Jello Shots

Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full instructions and measurements to make these delicious jello shots.

Add blue gelatin mix and 1 cup of boiling water to a bowl. Whisk until the jello is fully dissolved.  

Next, add ½ cup cold water and ½ cup vodka, and continue whisking until fully incorporated. 

Line the shot cups on a tray and pour the blue mixture into each cup, almost to the top.

Line the small cups up in a row and fill with jello mixture. Then refrigerate.

Put the filled cups in the fridge for about 3 hours.

Put a gummy ring and bear on top of each shot cup.

Making pool jello shots placing gummy rings as pool floats.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  

You can easily prep and make these ahead of time if you’re needing to. Just be sure to keep them stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

You can even add a few fun sprinkles on top for extra fun!

Blue jello shots made with gummy pool floats and gummy bears.

More Jello Shot Recipes

Are you a fan of summer jello shots? Who isn’t – that’s why you’re here! If you want more yummy recipes containing jello and alcohol, check these out!

Jello shots prove that you can combine your craving for sweet and unique in a simple to enjoy fashion!

When it comes to making jello shots, they’re really one of the best ways to surprise family and friends!

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Pool Party Jello Shots

Pool Party Jello Shots

These Pool Party Jello Shots are so cute and delicious. Perfect for anyone 21+!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • Blue Raspberry gelatin mix - 3 oz size. 
  • 1 cup boiling water 
  • ½ cup cold water 
  • ½ cup of vodka 
  • Strawberry ring gummies (enough for each shot) 
  • Gummy Bears (enough for each shot) 


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add blue gelatin mix and 1 cup of boiling water.  Whisk until fully dissolved.  
  2. Next add in ½ cup cold water and ½ cup vodka, continue whisking until fully incorporated. 
  3. Line cups up on a tray 
  4. Carefully pour the gelatin mixture into each cup until almost to the top 
  5. Place cups into the fridge and allow them to set.  About 3 hours. 
  6. Place a gummy bear into a gummy ring and set on the top of each shot cup. 
  7. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  

Will you serve these cute gummy bear jello shots at a pool party – or at a fun adult birthday celebration?

Blue jello shots made with gummy pool floats and gummy bears.
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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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