These bold and delicious cherry Fireball Jello Shots combine sweet, classic gelatin with warm cinnamon flavor for a tasty shooter that’s perfect for the fall and winter!
Have you ever thought to make Jello shots with Fireball whiskey? Now you have!
These Fireball shooters are the perfect way to get any party started. You’ll love the simple prep and delicious flavors of cherry gelatin with cinnamon whiskey.
Making Jello shots with Fireball results in a boozy, sweet treat with a warm spicy kick!
Sure to become party favorites, these Jello shots are garnished with cinnamon candy for a kick of extra spice. You’ll love sharing these spicy shooters with friends and family as a way to warm up during the colder months.
Fireball cherry Jello shots are a must-try for fans of this unique whiskey!
And if you love combining whiskey with sweet ingredients for a boozy dessert, try this incredible Peanut Butter Whiskey Milkshake as well!
Why You’ll Love this Fireball Jello Shots Recipe
Looking for a fun and festive shooter that’s perfect for the fall season? Make a round of these Fireball cherry Jello shots!
They combine warm cinnamon whiskey with sweet cherry Jello for a unique shot experience that’s sure to liven up any gathering.
Best of all, these Jello shots are beyond easy to make! Serve in these small condiment cups that act as plastic shot glasses so you don’t have to worry about cleanup.
You’ll only need 3 ingredients for these shots, plus a few optional garnishes. You and your guests will love these comforting Jello shots that will warm you from the inside out!
Perfect for spooky Halloween parties, make a batch of these Halloween Fireball Jello shots for your guests.
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Fireball Jello Shots Ingredients
- Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey – this unique whiskey will infuse your Jello shots with authentic and powerful cinnamon flavor.
- Water – used to dissolve the Jello packet in hot water.
- Cherry Jello – gives your Jello shots a distinctly red color and a sweet flavor that helps to balance out the spicy cinnamon.
- Whipped Cream – for some added garnish and a hint of cool sweetness.
- Red Hots Candy – Cinnamon Imperials, Red Hot Candies, or any other cinnamon candy of your choice will work perfectly.
How to Make Fireball Jello Shots
- Bring 1 cup of cold water to a boil. Pour in the cherry Jello packet, then add 1 cup of Fireball whiskey to your boiling water. Mix together well.
- Using a ladle, carefully transfer the Jello mixture evenly into the plastic cups. Place in the refrigerator to chill until fully solid.
- Before serving, garnish the Jello shots with whipped cream and Red Hots.
Jello Shots FAQ’s
How far in advance can I make Jello shots?
You can make your Jello shots up to a week ahead of time. However, I recommend serving them within 3 days or so of making them.
After a week, they tend to dry up or shrink a bit. When stored properly, you may be able to extend the shelf life a bit.
How much alcohol should you put in Jello shots?
Anywhere between 1/2 cup and 2/3 cup of alcohol can go into your Jello shots. If you add much more than that, it’s possible that the Jello won’t properly set and will remain a liquid.
When it comes to alcohol content, Jello shots are fairly mild. It takes about 3-4 Jello shots to equal the same amount of alcohol in a typical shot.
How long will Jello shots keep?
Jello shots can be kept in the fridge for as long as a week. They’ll be at their best within 3-5 days. Be sure to check for quality if you plan to serve them any time after that.
- Cherry Jello is recommended here, but you could also use any kind of orange Jello or even an apple flavored Jello.
- Another way to add some extra fall flavor to these shots is to use some apple juice in place of some of the water.
- For additional garnish, dust the top of each shot with some ground cinnamon. This would look beautiful against the whipped cream topping.
- Feel free to use a different kind of cinnamon candy. There are certain kinds of gummy cinnamon candies that would be fun garnishes. You could also omit the candy garnish if desired.
- If you can’t find Fireball, there are other brands that also make cinnamon whiskey: Jim Beam, Stillhouse, and Cinerator are a few good ones.
- If you don’t have a ladle to transfer the mixture to the plastic cups, use a measuring cup.
- Be sure to allow the Jello packet to fully dissolve before pouring the mixture into your plastic cups.
- Leave space at the top of each shot cup for any garnishes or decorations.
- Place all of the cups on some kind of serving tray before pouring the Jello mixture, then transfer the entire tray to the fridge for easy transportation.
- Be aware that adding alcohol means your Jello might take a bit longer to set than it typically would with just water. Be sure the shots are fully set up before you take them out of the fridge. I recommend leaving them at least overnight if possible!
- Pair with a Fireball Pumpkin Pie to maximize the tasty cinnamon flavor.
- Don’t add the whipped cream or candies until it’s time to serve your shots.
- Add the plastic lids to each shot to prevent them from drying out.
- Allow your shots to sit in the fridge until they’re fully solidified. These are great to make ahead of time.
- Jello shots can be frozen, but I don’t recommend doing this unless you really have to stretch them for a few extra days. Freezing and thawing them will change the texture and make the flavor a bit weaker.
Fireball Jello Shots
- 1 Cup Fireball
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 box Cherry Jello
- Whipped Cream
- Red Hots
- Bring 1 Cup of water to a boil.
- Pour in the cherry Jello.
- Add 1 Cup of fireball.
- Transfer to condiment cups.
- Refrigerate until solid.
- Garnish with whipped cream and Red hots.
- Hold off on adding your toppings until right before you serve your shots.
- Other kinds of Jello can be used, like orange and apple.
- Use your favorite kind of cinnamon candy, or no candy garnish at all.
- Jello shots last up to a week in the fridge, but will be best before the 5 day mark.
- Because of the alcohol, the shots may take longer to set than regular Jello. Be sure they're fully set before removing.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g