With a unique blend of fall flavors, these Apple Pucker Jello Shots are the perfect way to liven up any party and take your Jello shot game to the next level!
Looking for a Jello shot recipe that’s perfect for fall and the holiday season? Try these easy and exciting apple pucker shots! They combine cranberry, cinnamon, and green apple flavors for a crisp and unique take on the boozy treat.
Pair them with these Caramel Apple Jello Shots for another Fall shot treat with a sweet, comforting twist!
As easy to make as they are delicious, these shots can be made with a variety of Jello flavors for a customizable experience. Topped off with a green apple gummy candy, guests will love the vibrant colors and bold flavors.
Great for fall parties and gatherings or for a fun treat around the holidays, these shots combine two different kinds of alcohol for a tasty shot experience.
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Why You’ll Love these Sour Apple Pucker Drinks
Fun and fresh, these apple flavored Jello shots are bursting with fall flavors! Mix sour apple schnapps with cinnamon whiskey and cranberry flavored gelatin for a delicious combination.
Not only are these shots easy to make, they also require little cleanup. Simply use plastic condiment cups instead of shot glasses for quick disposal.
Best of all, you can garnish your Jello shots with adorable gummy candies for an extra pop of sweetness! These festive and exciting treats will make you the life of any party.
Fall gatherings, Halloween parties, and game days are all made better by these crowd-pleasing apple Jello shots. Grab your ingredients and whip up a batch yourself!
If you need more variety of drinks for your party, we’ve got lots of Fall themed cocktails – you’re sure to find what you’re looking for! We’ve got drinks like this delicious Caramel Vodka Apple Cider Slush – perfect for cool autumn days!
Ingredients for Apple Pucker Shots
- Cranberry Jello – provides a sweet and slightly tart flavor, as well as a gorgeous red color that channels the look of crisp fall apples. This can be substituted for another flavor of gelatin powder if desired.
- Apple Pucker – I use DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker, but any kind of sour apple schnapps or liqueur will work just fine.
- Fireball – this cinnamon whiskey pairs well with the apple liqueur for a distinctly autumnal blend of flavors.
- Apple Rings – this optional garnish adds a pop of green apple color and additional sweet and sour flavor.
Helpful Tools and Supplies
- Condiment Cups – Using these plastic condiment cups instead of regular shot glasses prevents breaking or losing the glasses. Plus, it’s much easier to transport these!
- Pot – For combining your jello mixture.
- Ladle or Measuring Cup – A good way to get your jello mixture into the Jello shot cups without making a mess.
How to Make Green Apple Pucker Shots
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then stir in the cranberry Jello to the boiling water until completely dissolved.
- Pour in the Apple Pucker alcohol and Fireball. Stir well.
- Using a ladle, pour the liquid into condiment cups. Refrigerate until solid.
- Remove from the refrigerator and garnish with apple rings. Remain chilled until ready to serve.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- If you prefer to make these shots without the cinnamon flavor, just use 1 cup sour apple schnapps instead of half and half.
- For a stronger apple flavor, use green apple gelatin. Jolly Rancher brand makes a great sour apple flavored gelatin.
- DeKuyper is probably the best-known brand when it comes to sour apple schnapps, but you can just as easily use another brand if it’s easier to find.
- The same is true of Fireball; other brands make cinnamon whiskey that will work just as well in these sour apple jello shots.
- Feel free to play with the quantities of Apple Pucker and Fireball to get the perfect balance of flavors.
- While pretty, the sour apple gummies are entirely optional. These shots are just as tasty on their own!
- Wait until the shots have set to garnish them. Otherwise the gummies will adhere to the Jello and it will be hard to pull them off before taking the shots.
- Line up your condiment cups on a baking sheet before filling then. This will make it easier to transport them all at the same time.
- Be sure to let your shots fully set before removing them from the fridge. Keep them chilled until just before serving if possible.
- Don’t add the plastic lids to the condiment cups while the Jello mixture is still hot, or condensation will gather and prevent the shots from properly setting.
- Keep your Jello shots in the fridge for up to 5 days. They’ll be at their best within a day or so of making them. Start checking for freshness after day 3 or so.
- Jello shots can be frozen to extend their life by a couple of days, but once thawed the flavors and textures might not be at their best.
How long do Jello shots take to set?
Some Jello shots will be set in 2 hours or so, but I recommend waiting at least 4. Adding alcohol to Jello makes it a bit more difficult to solidify, so you’ll want to give them plenty of time.
Keep them in the fridge–storing them in the freezer won’t actually speed up the setting process and can cause freezer burn or other issues.
What is Apple Pucker?
This sour apple flavored schnapps liqueur made by DeKuyper is classically used to make appletinis, but can be used in a wide variety of other cocktails.
It has a distinctly sweet and sour apple flavor and a vibrant green color.
What is the best alcohol to use for Jello shots?
Though vodka is a classic option because it allows the flavor of the Jello to shine, these shots combine whiskey and sour apple liqueur for a unique blend of flavors.
Tequila and gin are other great options for Jello shots if you want something simple.
More Recipes You’ll Love
- Halloween Jello Shots – These spooky shots are inspired by Morticia from the Addams Family and are a great addition to any Halloween party or scary movie night!
- Butterscotch Schnapps Apple Cocktail – Combine sweet and crisp apple with smooth butterscotch for a delicious cocktail with a cinnamon twist.
- Crown Apple Jello Shots – If you can’t get enough apples in the fall, try this other Jello shot recipe that features apple flavored whiskey.
- Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots – These shots from The Cookie Rookie turn the classic fall dessert into a fun boozy treat!
Apple Pucker Jello Shots with Fireball
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
- Stir in the cranberry jello.
- Pour in the Apple Pucker & Fireball.
- Pour into condiment cups.
- Refrigerate until solid.
- Remove from the refrigerator & garnish with apple rings before serving.
- Green apple flavored gelatin can be used instead of cranberry to emphasize the apple flavor.
- Adjust the ratio of Fireball to Apple Pucker to your liking.
- Feel free to omit the gummy apple rings.
- Give your shots at least 2-4 hours to set. They'll be best quality within a day or so of making them.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g