The Best Strawberry Jello Shots

Last updated on July 1st, 2022

If a shot says “party” then a jello shot shouts it out. It’s 2021. Summer is (nearly) here. It’s Friday. And this shot (recipe) is on me!

Tips & Tricks for making The Best Strawberry Jello Shots


  • strawberry flavored Jell-O (gelatin)
  • water
  • strawberry-flavored vodka

With only 3 ingredients, there isn’t a whole lot of room for substitution… BUT… I’ve heard many people make multiple suggestions. I may have to test them out. Suggestions such as: a.) can you swap the water for sparkling water? b.) can you swap the water for hard seltzer? c.) can you add more vodka and less water? I’ve left these questions unanswered because… I’ve not tested and I do not know. I’ll let you know once I figure it out…

Three ingredients to create. Five minutes to assemble. Four hours to setup. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. The most difficult decision you’ll need to make with this recipe is what cups to put the jello mixture into, and who you want to invite to your party.

Start with the above ingredients, a big bowl, a few disposable Mini Plastic Shot Glasses and a whisk. Pour the strawberry-flavored gelatin / jello into the large bowl.

powdered strawberry-flavored gelatin

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add to the bowl.

adding water to gelatin

Stir until completely dissolved – this process may take two or more minutes, as gelatin can be tough to dissolve thoroughly. I typically recommend using a large clear mixing bowl for this purpose; it makes it easier to see that the gelatin has been thoroughly mixed through.

stirring gelatin mixture

Add the 1/2 cup of strawberry flavored vodka. You can use whipped cream flavored vodka, orange flavored vodka, or any other variation that goes well with strawberry gelatin here. The most important part of this is to not use any more than 1/2 cup of vodka to ensure the jello sets firmly. If you use a different ratio of vodka / water your results may be suboptimal.

Once the vodka has been added, stir in 1/2 cup of cold water and mix well, stirring for at least one minute.

filling jello shot cups

Carefully add the jello liquid to the disposable mini shot cups.

tray of jello shots

Assemble the jello shot cups onto a tray and place in the refrigerator for at least four hours to give the gelatin time to set up. The gelatin or jello shots will be ready once the tops are firm and can hold their shape.

set strawberry flavored jello shots

Once the jell-o is set, you can serve immediately and responsibly!

Related Recipes

The Best Strawberry Jello Shots

Course: Beverage & Cocktail Recipes, Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Jello Set up: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 75kcal
These are the best three-ingredient strawberry jello shots; super simple to make and prefect for your next party or get-together.
Print Recipe


  • 1 box strawberry flavored Jell-O (gelatin)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup strawberry-flavored vodka


  • Empty package of strawberry-flavored jello into a large heatproof bowl.
  • Bring 1 cup water to a boil and add to strawberry-flavored jello. Whisk until gelatin has thoroughly dissolved – 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup vodka and 1/2 cup of remaining water and mix thoroughly – another full minute until all liquid has been well incorporated.
  • Dispense mixture into small disposable containers and refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set.


  • You can also try vanilla, whipped cream or orange flavored vodka for fantastic tasting results!
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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