Make these homemade Orange Jello Shots with vodka for a sweet and spooky treat, perfect for fall and the Halloween season!
Jello shots make the perfect party treat! Easy to make and fun to enjoy, these easy Jello shots with orange Jello are an ideal way to liven up any occasion. With just 5 simple ingredients, you can easily make these festive shots that are ready to serve.
This orange Jello shot recipe is perfect for Halloween or other fall celebrations. The orange color and adorable garnishes make it the perfect party shot!
You can also customize these so they’re appropriate for any time of year. Fans of orange will fall in love with these super simple shots!
Why You’ll Love Orange Jello Shots with Vodka
This is the perfect recipe for orange Halloween Jello shots. Pair your favorite vodka with orange flavored Jello mix and fun toppings for the perfect party shot!
You’ll love the sweet and tart bite of citrus flavor paired with light whipped cream and spooky sprinkles.
Great throughout the fall season, these shots can also be served any time by using different colored sprinkles or leaving them off. It’s easy to customize Jello shots to your liking or to match any occasion!
So buy your favorite brand of orange gelatin, grab a bottle of vodka, and get ready for a fun and easy boozy treat! Pair with a batch of Fireball Jello Shots.
Or try these Halloween Jello Shots You’ll love the slightly spooky and bloody look of these yummy shots. Inspired by Morticia Adams, they are for a Halloween party or movie night!
Jello Shot FAQs
How long do Jello shots last?
Jello shots will last for 3 to 5 days in the fridge, though I recommend serving them within the first day or so if possible.
After 3 days, the shots might start to lose quality, so be sure to check on them if you need to serve them after this point.
You can technically freeze Jello shots to extend their life a couple of extra days, but their flavor and texture might not be perfect once they’re thawed.
How long do Jello shots take to set?
Jello shots will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to set. I recommend leaving them for at least 4 to ensure the Jello is set all the way through.
Adding alcohol to Jello makes it a bit harder to set, so be sure to check that they’re fully solid before serving.
What are some other Fall Jello Shot recipes?
Perfect for autumn, these vibrant green apple jello shots are infused with the tasty flavor of Crown Royal whiskey!
Channel the nostalgic flavor of fairground caramel apples with these sweet and satisfying Caramel Apple Jello Shots.
These 3-ingredient Apple Pie Jello Shots from BellyFull are the perfect way to translate the fall flavors of apple pie into a delicious and fun shot!
Orange Jello Vodka Shots Ingredients
- 1 Cup Vodka – I used original Grey Goose vodka, but feel free to use whatever brand you prefer.
- 1 Cup Water
- Orange Gelatin – Jello brand is a classic option, but any kind of orange flavored gelatin will work perfectly.
- Whipped Cream – for an optional garnish.
- Sprinkles – use black, orange, and purple sprinkles for a spooky touch, or another color of sprinkles for other occasions.
Helpful Tools and Supplies
- Condiment Cups – These are great to use as Jello shot containers as they’re plastic and disposable. This way you won’t have to worry about using a glass shot glass, which might break or be misplaced during a party. Using Jello shot cups with lids like these ones, also makes them easy to transport.
- Ladle – A ladle is a great option for transferring the Jello mixture into the shot cups without making a mess.
- Baking Tray – Arrange the cups on a cookie sheet of some kind to make it easier to move them all at the same time.
How to Make Jello Shots
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then the orange Jello packet into the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
- Add 1 cup of vodka, stirring well together.
- Transfer to condiment cups using a ladle or other tools.
- Refrigerate until solid. Before serving, garnish with whipped cream and Halloween sprinkles.
Popular Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- For an even stronger orange flavor, use half the amount of water and replace the other half with orange juice.
- You can also use an orange flavored vodka, or another citrus flavor to enhance your shots.
- Give these shots an elevated presentation by halving an orange, removing the fruit, then pouring the mixture into the orange rinds. Once set, cut the jello oranges into wedges.
- Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots – To give your shots a bit of extra flair, use a whipped cream vodka or vanilla vodka for some added sweetness. This will make your shots taste like the classic orange creamsicle dessert!
- Be sure to let your shots fully set before serving, or the texture might be watery or liquidy.
- Wait until just before it’s time to serve before adding the whipped cream, sprinkles, or other garnishes.
- Don’t add too much vodka to your Jello mixture. If you have a non-proportional amount of water to alcohol, the shots won’t set properly.
- If you need your shots to set faster, keep your vodka in the freezer before adding it to the mixture. I don’t recommend putting the shots themselves in the freezer to set, as they could get freezer burnt. Plus, adding them to the freezer doesn’t actually speed up the setting process like you might think!
Jello Shot FAQs
What is the best alcohol for Jello shots?
Vodka is a widely used option, as it doesn’t have too much of a flavor. This allows the flavor of the Jello and any other ingredients to take center stage.
Other popular alcohols used in Jello shots include rum, tequila, and whiskey.
Do Jello shots get stronger the longer they sit?
No, the amount of alcohol in a Jello shot is fixed and stays the same no matter how long you give them to set.
How much alcohol is in a Jello shot?
A Jello shot has about 1/4 of the alcohol as a regular shot. Enough of them can still get you drunk, so be careful not to overindulge!
The sugar in the Jello can also give you a boost of energy and offset the effects of the alcohol, so don’t have too many too quickly.
- Keep your shots in the fridge for up to 5 days. They’ll be at their best within 3 days or so.
- Avoid putting the lids on the cups until the mixture has cooled a bit. Otherwise the shots may gather condensation, which can affect the consistency.
- Store the shots on some kind of baking sheet or tray so transportation is quick and easy.
Orange Jello Shots
- 1 Cup Vodka
- 1 Cup Water
- 1.4 oz box of Orange Jello
- Whipped Cream
- Bring 1 Cup of water to a boil.
- Pour in the orange Jello.
- Stir until well dissolved.
- Add 1 Cup of vodka.
- Transfer to condiment cups.
- Refrigerate until solid.
- Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles right before serving.
- Use orange flavored vodka for additional citrus flavor. You could also add some orange juice instead of water.
- Use a whipped cream or vanilla vodka for orange creamsicle shots.
- For other times of the year or other occasions, use different colored sprinkles.
- Don't add the whipped cream and sprinkles until it's time to serve your shots.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g