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Spooktacular Jello Shooter Recipe

It’s starting to feel spooky as the Halloween festivities are fast approaching. To calm your nerves and get into the holiday spirit, here’s an adult (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) drink that will sure to send shivers up the spine of all of your guests.


What You’ll Need

  • 3 ounces Jell-O or other gelatin (grape and/or orange flavored))
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) vodka (or other distilled spirit)*
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Plastic shooter cups
  • Gummy candy (eye or other body part)


Frightfully delicious grape-flavored jellos shots.

Frightfully delicious grape-flavored jellos shots.

How to Make it

  1. Chill the liquor and cold water mix in the refrigerator so they are a consistent temperature.
  2. Pour gelatin (grape and/or orange) into a bowl.
  3. Add boiling water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved (about two minutes).
  4. Place gummy eyeballs (edible) or other gummy body part in bottom of plastic shot glass. Note: Be sure not to overfill the cup, as candy is buoyant.
  5. Stir in chilled liquor and water mix and food coloring (optional).
  6. Pour into small, plastic shot cups.
  7. Refrigerate until the liquid sets. (At least 2 hours, but overnight refrigeration is recommended)
  8. Serve cold. Your guests can simply squeeze the shot into their mouth.

*For non-alcoholic version, skip the alcohol and replace ½ cup with water.

Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband who works in the action sports industry. For the past 15 years, Kristal has worked for several Fortune 500 companies as a professional communicator. Follow her journey at Clearly Kristal or on Facebook and Twitter.


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