Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots

Strawberry lemonade vodka jello shots are sure to liven up your next party. They’re boozy bites and make tasty shots for a hot day. So whether you’re thinking about backyard barbecues, an outdoor party, pool parties, Memorial Day, Victoria Day (May long weekend in Canada), Fourth of July, Canada Day, Labor Day, or any summer gathering or get-together, these are ideal!

A strawberry lemon jello shot in a clear glass on a table. The shooter has whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice and a lemon slice. There is also a short pink striped straw in the red jello shot.

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Sip, shoot, repeat with these irresistible Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots – the perfect blend of sweet and tangy for any party or gathering! Try these jello shooters if you want to add the flavour of strawberry lemonade to your summer parties.

A strawberry lemon jello shot in a clear glass on a table. The shooter has whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice and a lemon slice. There is also a short pink striped straw in the red jello shot. There is fruit in the foreground and other shooters in the background.

Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots Ingredients

Boozy red jello shots can be made in minutes and they’re always a popular party drink. So whether you’re looking for Valentine’s Day or Canada Day shooters, or simply tangy and sweet ingredients combined into a fun jello shot form, you must try this recipe.

The ingredients to make strawberry lemonade vodka jello shots laying on a table with a light blue cloth.

So what do you need to make strawberry lemon jello shots? Strawberry gelatin is a main ingredient and you can use the Jell-O brand or another. Sugar-free jello also works in these simple jello shots recipe with regular vodka liquor. You also need boiling water to make the jello, some chilled vodka and lemonade and a little lemon extract to boost the citrus flavour.

3 strawberry lemon jello shots on a table. The shooters have whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice, straw and a lemon slice.

Whipped cream makes a great topping but you can leave it off if you’d rather, and then you can use fresh strawberries and lemon wheels to garnish your tasty shots.

3 strawberry lemon jello shots on a table. The shooters have whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice, straw and a lemon slice.
Overhead image of a strawberry lemonade vodka jello shot.

If you’re preparing these for a party, you might also like to offer some non-alcoholic homemade strawberry lemonade and colour changing lemonade which everyone (including the kids) will love.

Overhead image of a strawberry lemonade vodka jello shooters.

How to Make Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots

Simple ingredients and easy instructions make this a delicious treat that’s well worth making. Personally I love the taste of strawberry lemonade and pink lemonade! It is a popular flavour combination in cocktail recipes and also baking like these easy strawberry lemonade bars.

A strawberry lemon jello shot in a clear glass on a table. The shooter has whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice and a lemon slice. There is also a short pink striped straw in the red jello shot.

To make these vodka jello shots, first whisk the jello powder with boiling water until it’s dissolved. Next add the vodka, lemonade and lemon extract to the jello mixture and whisk until well blended.

3 strawberry lemon jello shots on a table. The shooters have whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice, straw and a lemon slice.

Divide this jello mix between nine 2-ounce shot glasses. Plastic cups like these would work, or you can use these glass ones if you prefer. Want More jello shot recipes? There are lots of 2-ounce jello shots you can make actually, such as rainbow pot o’gold shots or cherries and cream layered shots, so you might want to stock up on these glasses.

3 strawberry lemon jello shots on a table. The shooters have whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice, straw and a lemon slice.

Once you’ve divided the mixture for these boozy bites into shot glasses, refrigerate them for 4 hours or until they’re set. You could serve them like that or else add some whipped cream on top and/or a fresh strawberry and lemon slice garnish. You can also add a little paper straw to each one if liked. These are the straws that I used.

Overhead image of a strawberry lemonade vodka jello shooters.

Tips for Perfect Jello Shots

This recipes tastes like spiked lemonade and you will want to make a big batch because they disappear fast. The most important thing to remember is jello takes hours to set, even if divided into tiny shot glasses, so you have to make these ahead. They will take at least 3 hours to fully set. I place the shots on a baking sheet or in a muffin tin to keep stationary until set. Depending on the flavour and brand of gelatin you use, they may look like pink lemonade jello shots.

3 strawberry lemonade jello shots on a table. The shooters have whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice, straw and a lemon slice.

Also, bear in mind alcohol can stop jello from setting completely. That isn’t such a big deal when making a jello shot recipe because it doesn’t have to be very firm. But don’t add extra liquor to these boozy bites because they might come out too runny.

3 red strawberry lemonade jello shots on a table. The shooters have whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice, straw and a lemon slice.

Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shot FAQs

How do you store strawberry jello shots and how long will they keep?

Delicious vodka jello shots that everyone will love will be fine for 3 or even 4 days if kept refrigerated and covered with plastic wrap. They will actually still be safe to eat after a week or so but the flavour won’t be as good.

Can you use a different flavour of jello?

Jello comes in many different flavours, so if you want to tweak this recipe you can. You might like to use another berry flavour such as raspberry or cherry, or something completely different to try new flavor combinations.

Strawberry jello is especially popular but you can make them any flavour you choose. The best jello shot flavours depend on your palate and your interest in experimenting!

Can you freeze jello shots?

I have not found that jello shots freeze well because of the gelatin and alcohol in them. You can put the shot cups in the freezer for a few minutes to help speed up the setting process if you like.

Can I use lemon vodka instead of plain vodka?

Yes, there are so many different flavored vodkas available! Feel free to make a substitution to add some additional flavour. Strawberry vodka would work well, too.

A homemade jello shot on a table. It is red, has whipped cream on top and garnished with a strawberry, a lemon and a straw.

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots Recipe

A strawberry lemon jello shot in a clear glass on a table. The shooter has whipped cream on top, plus a strawberry slice and a lemon slice. There is also a short pink striped straw in the red jello shot.

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Bella
Discover a delicious twist on traditional jello shots with strawberry lemonade vodka jello shots! Perfect for parties and easy to make.
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Ingredients

  • 1 Box strawberry jello 3 Ounce box, such as Strawberry Jell-O Gelatin Dessert
  • 1 Cup water boiling
  • ½ Cup vodka such as Western Son Original Vodka, chilled
  • ½ Cup lemonade cold
  • ¼ Teaspoon lemon extract
  • whipped cream or whipped topping, for garnish, optional
  • 9 Slices lemon for garnish, optional
  • 9 Slices strawberry for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • In a small, heatproof bowl (or 2-cup measuring cup), whisk together boiling water and strawberry gelatin until completely dissolved. Add chilled vodka, cold lemonade, and lemon extract. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Pour prepared gelatin into 2-ounce shot glasses. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set. Top with whipped cream, a lemon and strawberry slice, and insert a cut straw**, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Notes

*I used Meyer lemon slices as they are small and fit proportionately in the shot glasses. If you plan on using a larger lemon, you can garnish with halved or even quartered lemon wheels.  
**I used these paper straws, cutting them down to about 3” pieces before placing them into the set Jell-O shots.  
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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.

Strawberry lemonade vodka jello shots served in plastic cups or shot glasses are always popular at any gathering. It’s quick and easy to rustle up a batch of these strawberry lemonade jello shots and they taste like a party in your mouth. Tasting just like strawberry lemonade, these are a fun party food for any kind of outdoor party or event. They are sure to be a huge hit!

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  1. Kyle wrote:

    5 stars
    These are just what I was looking for my upcoming party.

    Posted 1.23.23 Reply
  2. Karen Kelly wrote:

    5 stars
    These were a huge hit at our neighborhood party over the weekend! I will be making these again for sure! So fun.

    Posted 1.24.23 Reply
  3. Gina wrote:

    5 stars
    It had been YEARS since I had a Jello shot but these were so fun to make and quite a bit tastier than the ones from my college days! 😉

    Posted 1.24.23 Reply
  4. Ksenia wrote:

    This was sooo cute! I made them for my birthday party, virgin for the kiddos and regular for the adults and they were a hit!

    Posted 1.24.23 Reply
  5. Sara wrote:

    5 stars
    These were sooo good! Served them over the weekend when we had some friends over for game night. Will definitely make again.

    Posted 1.24.23 Reply
  6. GRETA wrote:

    5 stars
    My birthday is coming up this weekend so I tried this vodka jelly for tastying. AND the recipe is saved. Is yum. My family will love it.

    Posted 1.24.23 Reply