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Super easy to make, spill-proof, and chilled to perfection, jello shots add an unexpected twist backyard BBQs, summer gatherings, pool parties, and more. The wiggling will have everyone giggling in no time, so eat and enjoy! Responsibly, of course!

Once you’ve mastered this basic formula for making jello shots, you’re good to go:

  • Boil water.
  • Pour one cup into a big glass measuring cup.
  • Add jello and stir until dissolved.
  • Stir in the alcohol.
  • Pour the mixture into 1-oz. plastic cups
  • Chill in the refrigerator until the jello has solidified.
  • Once solid, top the cups with lids

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Sex on the beach jello shots

If it has the word beach in it, it’s a summer cocktail, as far as we’re concerned. 1/2 cup of boiling water 1/2 cup of boiling cranberry juice (pour both the boiling water and the boiling cranberry juice into a glass measuring cup) One 3-oz. box of orange jello 1/3 cup of vodka 1/3 cup of peach schnapps Tipsy tip: Feel free to have fun mixing up the flavored ingredients here. For example, you might want to swap the peach schnapps for a berry liqueur and get your peachiness from peach-flavored vodka instead.

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Piña colada jello shots

This pineapple and coconut concoction will transport you straight to the tropics.

One 3-oz. box of pineapple jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. of coconut rum 2 oz. of pineapple juice 1/4 cup cold waterTipsy tip: For a coconutty version, simply swap out the pineapple juice with coconut water!

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Blue Hawaiian jello shots

This cerulean-hued cocktail has the power to turn every party into a luau -- no leis or grass skirts required!

1 cup of boiling water One 3-oz. box of berry blue jello 1/3 cup of Malibu Rum 1/3 cup of blue curacaoTipsy tip: Want to go even bluer? You can enhance the color of this cocktail with a few drops of blue food coloring.

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Orange creamsicle jello shots

This delightful ice creamy cocktail will have you screaming for more.

One 3-oz. box of orange jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. whipped cream or vanilla vodka 2 oz. triple sec 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: If you want to add extra orange oomph to your creamsicle shots, swap 1 oz. of triple sec for fresh orange juice.

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Strawberry daiquiri jello shots

The tart sweetness of this ruby-colored concoction is berry refreshing.

1 cup of boiling water One 3-oz. box of strawberry jello One 3-oz. box of light rum 2 oz. triple sec 1 oz. lime juice 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: You aren’t stuck with strawberry! Swap the strawberry jello in this cocktail for watermelon, banana, lime, or any fruit flavor that you fancy.

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Cosmopolitan jello shots

This classic vodka martini is even more of a crowd-pleaser in its congealed form.

One 3-oz. box of cranberry jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. vodka 2 oz. triple sec Splash of lime juice 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: Just like real deal Cosmos, you can swap the plain vodka with any citrus flavored vodka you want.

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Lemon drop jello shots

The color and flavor of this zesty cocktail is like sunshine itself.

One 3-oz. box of lemon jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. lemon or citrus vodka 2 oz. triple sec 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: Lemon vodka is notoriously hard to find. Thankfully, any citrus vodka makes for a seamless swap, and you can still get that lemony zing if you split the triple sec with a squeeze of real lemon juice.

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Surfer on acid jello shots

The only thing better than the name of this cocktail is the cocktail itself -- it’s totally radical!

One 3-oz. box of pineapple jello 1 cup of boiling water One 3-oz. box of coconut rum 2 oz. Jägermeister 1 oz. pineapple juice 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: Make sure you don’t overdo the Jägermeister, or it will quickly become a Jäger on Acid instead. If you want, you can replace the pineapple juice with an additional 1 oz. of coconut rum.

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Mimosa jello shots

Why not fancy things up a notch and bring out some jiggly bubbly?

One 3-oz. box of orange jello 1 cup of boiling water 3-oz. Champagne 2 oz. orange juice 1 oz. triple sec 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: This recipe contains less alcohol than most, making it perfect for daytime indulgence. However, if you do want to ramp up the booziness, you can replace the triple sec with vodka.

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Jolly rancher jello shots

Evoke sweet memories of carefree childhood summers with this candy-licious creation.

One 3-oz. box of cranberry jello 1 cup of boiling water 4 oz. apple vodka 2 oz. peach schnapps 1/4 cup of cold waterTipsy tip: If you’re wishing for watermelon, replace the cranberry jello and peach schnapps with watermelon jello and a flavored vodka of your choice.

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