Real Jell-O Shots (minus the ouch!)

For my Halloween party I made Jell-O shots in a syringe. They’re a smaller dose of shot-y goodness, but they are SO much easier than running your finger (or tongue- ew) around the edge of the shot glass. (If you’ve ever taken a Jell-O shot you know what I mean…)

So these are super easy to make and they make a TON since it’s such a small dose. Go to your local drug store and ask them to order you a box of medical syringes. Don’t get needles, obviously. You want the oral syringes. These are what they give you at the vet to drug your cat. Weird, I know, and the people are going to look at you like you’re a nut, but they’re not too expensive and they’re cool– which is what’s actually important here.

Jell-O Shots

Things you need:
A 1oz. box of Jell-O (if you want to use the 3oz. box use math to convert the equivalent of this recipe…)
Water
Alcohol that goes well with your Jell-O flavor

I used black cherry Jell-O and Malibu Strawberry & Whipped Cream Rum (SO DARN GOOD).

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Alrighty. For a 1oz. package of Jell-O mix you’ll need 2 cups of water.
One of these cups of water we are going to almost replace with alcohol.
Mix 3/4 cups of booze with 1/4 cup of water and refrigerate ahead of time.

Put your other cup of (JUST) water in a small pan and bring it to a boil.

Put the Jell-O powder in a mixing bowl and, once the water boils, add the hot water and stir until the powder is totally dissolved (2-3 minutes).

Once water & powder are combined, add your cold water/booze mixture and stir. It’s important that this mixture is cold because the high temperature of the boiled water (allegedly) has the ability to weaken the alcohol. I’m not a scientist, but I was warned so I’m just passing that along.

Alrighty, now that your concoction is made, it’s time to suck it up, into a syringe.

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Push all the air out and put the open end into the liquid, then suck it up!

Ignore the mess... Yes, an actual Jell-O shot in an actual syringe.
The syringes came with caps, so put a cap on that puppy!

I store my shots in mugs and stick them in the fridge for AT LEAST 4 hours. I tend to make my shots the day before I need them.

My Dad's John Wayne mug that somehow ended up in my cabinet...
My Dad’s John Wayne mug that somehow ended up in my cabinet…

Enjoy your crazy creations!

-Louise

 

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