Rainbow Pot O’ Gold Jello Vodka Shots

If you thought a shamrock shake or pint of Guinness were the only options for St. Patty’s Day, let me introduce these magical rainbow pot o’ gold Jello vodka shots! You only need 6 ingredients, one of which is boiling water, and these rainbow shots are so pretty! These rainbow shots with a Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Pride Day. I am quite certain this is the cutest St. Patrick’s Day cocktail ever!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

This post may contain affiliate links, please see the privacy policy for details.

They boast plenty of berry taste as well as creaminess and they’re garnished with candy rainbows and gold star sprinkles so you can just imagine how cute they look and how yummy they are.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

This St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is versatile enough for either St. Patrick’s Day or Pride Day because of the sour rainbow candy. So it’s well worth making these versatile Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds shots.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

Ingredients for Rainbow Shots

Along with blue Jello and water to make it, plus vodka and whipped topping, you will need rainbow candies and gold sprinkles. I love these edible gold stars but you can use any kind you want.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

Any blue-coloured Jello would work, and any type of vodka. Cool Whip is a great whipped topping to use or you can use another type if you prefer or even freshly whipped cream although that does tend to melt into the Jello and won’t look as tidy. You will want the blue Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds to resemble the sky and clouds underneath that magical rainbow.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

How to Make this St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail

Since rainbow pot o’ gold Jello vodka shots are made with gelatin, you will need to give them time to set so make them well ahead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

Dissolve the gelatin powder in boiling water then mix in the vodka. Pour this into a scratch-resistant baking pan then chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator until thickened. Scrape it with a fork to crumble it.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

If you let the Jello set more it will be harder to crumble but you can always crumble it after 2 hours then keep the crumbled pieces until you’re ready to assemble the rainbow pot o’ gold Jello vodka shots.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

The next step for this St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is to add some of the Jello mixture to a shot glass then add some whipped topping. Try to make cloud shapes with the whipped topping. You don’t need to be too exact when layering the ‘sky’ and ‘clouds’ since cloud formations are pretty random anyway!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. These rainbow shots are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day.

Once you’ve finished making the Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds, add more whipped topping them make an arch with a rainbow candy belt and press each end into the creamy topping. Sprinkle some edible gold stars at the end of the rainbow to finish the rainbow pot o’ gold Jello vodka shots off perfectly.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. This St. Patrick's Day cocktail has Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. This St. Patrick's Day cocktail has Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds.

How to Store These Rainbow Shots

These St. Patrick’s Day or Pride Day vodka shots will keep for up to 2 days if you keep them covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated. Since the gold stars tend to sink slowly through the cream topping, I’d recommend adding those shortly before serving. Else your ‘pot of gold’ is going to be floating in the ‘clouds’ rather than at the end of the rainbow where it’s supposed to be!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. This St. Patrick's Day cocktail has Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds.

7 Curious Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

  • The first celebration of St. Patrick’s Day in North America was in 1737 in Boston.
  • The reason shamrocks are associated with this holiday is they are the national emblem of Ireland.
  • According to legend, the 4 leaves on a clover represent love, hope, faith, and luck.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. This St. Patrick's Day cocktail has Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds.

  • Beer is the most popular beverage but shamrock shake is also in demand on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • The shortest parade is held in an Irish village and it only lasts the 100 yards between 2 pubs!
  • St. Patrick was never actually canonized by the Pope, so he’s a ‘saint’ in name only!
  • Chicago dyes the river green for several hours on St. Patrick’s Day and has done so since 1962.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. This St. Patrick's Day cocktail has Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds.

Are you thinking of having a St. Patrick’s Day party at your house this year? Now only are these St. Patrick’s Day rainbow shots ideal but you can also have fun decorating. How about making a balloon garland with green, white and gold balloons so people can take selfies there?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for rainbow pot o' gold jello vodka shots. This St. Patrick's Day cocktail has Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds.

If you like these rainbow shots, you might also like Christmas Pink Peppermint Jello Shots with Vodka and Schnapps, Banana Cream Pie Rum Pudding Shots or Cherries and Cream Layered Jello Shots for Valentine’s Day.

Rainbow Pot O’ Gold Jello Vodka Shots Recipe

Rainbow Pot O’ Gold Jello Vodka Shots

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, St. Patrick’s
Prep Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 16 shots
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Bella
Look at these magical rainbow pot o' gold Jello vodka shots! These rainbow shots with a Jello sky and Cool Whip clouds are perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Pride Day. I am quite certain this is the cutest St. Patrick's Day cocktail ever!
Print Save

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup water  boiling
  • 1 Box gelatin 6 Ounces, blue
  • 2 Cups vodka chilled
  • 8 Ounces whipped topping such as Cool Whip
  • 8 candy Rainbow coloured candy belts, such as Airheads Xtremes, halved
  • sprinkles gold, I used these gold stars 

Instructions

To Make Jello Mixture

  • Remove boiling water from heat source. In a 1.5-quart saucepan (or other similarly sized heatproof container), add gelatin to boiling water. Whisk until gelatin has completely dissolved. Add chilled vodka. Stir to mix. 
  • Pour gelatin-vodka mixture into a 9”x13” scratch-resistant baking dish. (You will be using a fork to crumble the gelatin after it has been refrigerated.) Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Gelatin will be under-set. 
  • Remove gelatin from the refrigerator and, using a fork, scrape its surface, crumbling the gelatin into small pieces. Continue scraping until all of the gelatin has been crumbled.  

To Assemble the Shots

  • Using a spoon, place about 2-teaspoons of the crumbled gelatin into the bottom of a 2-ounce shot glass. With another spoon, tap a small amount of the whipped topping onto the interior of the shot glass, forming cloud shapes just above the gelatin line. Continue making “clouds” in layers, filling with gelatin as you work your way up the side of the shot glass, until you reach the top. Don’t worry about perfection. Clouds are imperfect!   
  • Dollop or pipe whipped topping onto the top of the filled shot glass. Creating an arch with your candy belt, insert each end into the whipped topping until it stands on its own. Finish off with gold sprinkles at the end of the candy rainbow.  

Notes

Store Jell-O shots on a tray, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 2 days.
While you can add the whipped topping and candy rainbow ahead of time, add the sprinkles just before serving as they tend to bleed into the whipped topping when the shots are refrigerated. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Consider a fun costume contest and play Irish music. You could also make some other festive drinks or simply add green food dye to beer!

Newsletter!

xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




  1. Pamela Hudson wrote:

    5 stars
    I know what I am making this year! This are so darn cute

    Posted 1.14.22 Reply