For adults only! This Cherry Vodka Jello Shot Recipe will give you bright red jello shots, made with a sweet maraschino cherry and lots of cherry flavor! Perfect for your Valentine’s Day party, 4th of July, birthday parties, or any occasion where this boozy treat for adults will be appreciated.
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Jello Shots are booze-infused jello (gelatin) usually served in small plastic cups. There are so many different ways you can make jello shots — different flavors, colors, and styles. You can even make them with different types of alcohol.
Today we’re sharing this Cherry Vodka Jello Shots recipe. They’re easy to make, have festive red color, and cherry flavor. They even get a long-stemmed maraschino cherry, making them a bit more special.
We think they are perfect for any occasion where the color red is key – holidays like Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, 4th of July, and Christmas. But who needs a holiday to enjoy these? They are just as great for birthdays, game day (bonus points if red is the team color), or anytime you want a boozy treat.
To make this Cherry Vodka Jello Shots recipe, you’ll first place ten 2-ounce plastic cups on a tray or baking sheet. Place a maraschino cherry with stem into each cup and set aside.
Add the cherry JELL-O powder into a medium mixing bowl. Add the boiling water to the JELL-O and whisk until fully dissolved.
Add ice cold cherry vodka to the hot jello mixture and whisk to combine. Add the grenadine syrup (optional) and stir to mix.
Very carefully pour the liquid jello mixture into each cup, filling up close to the top. Place the tray of cups into the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours to allow the gelatin to “set”.
In addition to this Cherry Vodka Jello Shots recipe, we also have a Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots Recipe that is perfect for summer parties!
Cherry Vodka Jello Shots Recipe
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Cherry Vodka Jello Shots
- Yield: 10 (2 oz cups)
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: American
10 plastic souffle cups (2 ounces)
3 ounce box JELL-O, cherry flavor
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cherry flavored vodka, ice cold
2 tablespoons grenadine syrup
10 maraschino cherries, with stems
1. Place 10 (2 oz) plastic cups on a tray or small baking pan. Place a cherry with stem into each cup and set aside.
2. Pour the cherry JELL-O powder into a medium mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and whisk until the JELL-O is dissolved. Add the ice cold cherry vodka to the hot JELL-O mixture and whisk to combine. Add the grenadine syrup and stir to mix.
3. Carefully pour the liquid jello mixture into each cup, filling up to the top. Chill for at least 4 hours to allow the gelatin to “set”.
–For ice cold vodka, place bottle in freezer several hours before making this recipe.
–If you wish, you can omit the grenadine syrup, however, we recommend adding it to boost the red color.