Colorful, flavorful jello combined with booze makes these jello shots scream party; gather your pals and get ready to please your taste buds. The vibrant purple color is stunning, but it also has a dark, eerie feel that is ideal for a Halloween party. These grape jello shots recipes are a definite crowd-pleaser that both you and your friends will fall in love with. It’s perfect for entertaining guests at Halloween or football parties (especially if you cheer on your favorite team in purple).
Jello shots are my favorite type of cocktails to serve up at any gathering because they’re so easy to make for a group of people. No matter what the occasion is, I love to add festive to any party.
Jello shots are my favorite type of cocktail to serve at any gathering because they are so simple to prepare for a large group. I love to add a festive touch to any party, no matter what the occasion.
Both of these simple jello shot recipes are perfect for any time of year when you need a little extra extravagance for your party or occasion. They are a classic party cocktail that is simple to make and can be created in any flavor of Jello that you prefer! Make a lot of them because they disappear quickly! Tops off!
Grape Jello Shots Recipe
- 1/4 Cold raspberry juice
- 3/4 Cup apple juice
- 1 Cup boiling water
- 1 Package of grape Jello (or flavor of your choice)
- 1 cup of boiling water should be mixed with 1 cup Jello until dissolved. Mix in the raspberry and apple juices.
- You can put them in single-serve cups if you can find them.
- We have a dining party supply store nearby, and they sell small plastic cups with lids.
- If not, pour into an 8x8 baking pan and place in the refrigerator to harden before cutting into single-serving cubes and serving.
- They'll sneak up on you if you're not careful.
Grape Vodka Shots Recipe
This ‘Witches Brew’-themed Halloween cocktail is absolutely stunning. The vivid color, based on a Purple Hooter, is dramatically beautiful, but with a dark eerie feel perfect for an easy Halloween party cocktail/shot.
It’s a simple vodka-based cocktail that’s delicious and a little spooky, but still lighthearted. As a shot or alcohol shooter, keep it short or add soda for a long drink. This witch’s brew served in sugar-rimmed shot glasses, is a great addition to any party at any time of year. However, the dark purple color makes it ideal for serving as a Halloween cocktail.
- Grape Jello – One small (3-ounce) package
- Raspberry Liqueur – You will need ¼ cup. I like to use Chambord for its sweet and fruity taste.
- Lime – One lime will be enough. If you can’t find any limes, 1 tablespoon of bottled lime juice from the grocery store would work.
- Vodka – 2/3 cup. I like Absolute. However, you are free to use whatever you like.
Step by step:
These are the specific steps (as well as some of our tips) for making these excellent vodka Jello shots:
- To begin, place roughly 16 2-ounce jello shot cups on a baking sheet.
The 2-ounce shot glasses are the perfect size for serving during a party.
The baking sheet isn’t strictly necessary, but it catches any spillage and makes transporting the jello shots to the refrigerator much easier.
- Juice the limes.
- Then you’ll need to bring some water to a boil.
- Combine the ingredients.
- In the meantime, place the jello crystals in a medium-sized mixing basin.
- When the water is boiling, add 1 cup to the jello. Stir the mixture until the crystals have dissolved.
- Then, to the Jello mixture, add 1/3 cup vodka, 1/4 cup raspberry liqueur, and 1 Tablespoon lime juice. Stir once more.
If you don’t want any pulp in your Jello shots, filter the lime juice first.
- I like to combine all of the cold liquids in a measuring cup to ensure that the overall amount does not exceed 1 cup. The Jello shots will not set if this is not done.
- Pour over ice and chill.
- Pour the mixture into the Jello shot cups.
- Wait until the liquid has cooled before putting the lids on the shot cups to avoid condensation.
- Finally, refrigerate the cookie sheet with the grape Jello shots for at least four hours (and up to three days) before serving.
What is the best vodka for shots?
In general, vodka is the drink of choice for jello shots. If you have a preference, the taste may be changed by switching the vodka.
The ideal vodka for jello shots is a neutral, middle-of-the-road bottle of smooth vodkas, such as Smirnoff or Absolut.
However, Grey Goose may be used if it’s for a special event and you want to go all out. Although vodka is the most commonly associated with Jello Shots, you may use any alcohol you want.
For a Rum and Coke Jello Shot, use rum; for a Tequila Sunrise Jello Shot, use tequila; and for a straight-up Fireball Jello Shot, use Fireball.
Choosing your preferred jello flavor is only half the fight. You’ll also need some excellent vodka. Never choose a large plastic bottle from the bottom rack. The vodka will be noticeable in the shots, so use a smoother one.
How can I do better shots?
There are some simple thing you can do to improve your grape shots, just like:
- If you don’t want any pulp in your jello shots, strain the lime juice.
- These jello shots may be made up to 3 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
- To avoid condensation, place the lids on the jello shot cups after the jello has cooled.
Isn’t that simple? The difficult part is waiting for them to set up. It’s worth remembering that each box of Jell-O yields around 10 vodka jello shots. So, if you’re only preparing one flavor, buy a couple packs of gelatin.
Alternatively, you may experiment with other colors and flavors to spice things up!
When I’m preparing a large quantity, my favorites are cherry, grape, and berry blue. That being said, because vodka is a neutral alcohol with no flavor, you may use whichever Jell-O you like.
Tips and tricks for a better drink
Black sanding sugar, if accessible, would be ideal for use on the glass rim. I found it in local cake decorating stores as well as on Amazon.
However, to achieve the lovely purple hue on the sugar rim, purple food coloring is what I use. I combine lime juice and dark purple food coloring (or a small dash of red and blue).
Then, dip the shot glasses in the purple liquid, followed by the castor sugar.
The food coloring penetrates the sugar, giving it a purple color. If you don’t want to use food coloring, just use lime juice and sugar. Although it may not appear purple, it will give a pleasant sweetness to the drink.
Jello shots will occasionally not set if you add too much booze to them. If too much alcohol is added, the jello shots will taste extremely strong. Jello shots may be enjoyed for about three days after they are created. Just remember to keep the purple shots in the fridge!
Enjoy your drinks!