Everyone loves making jello shots for Halloween. They’re such a staple of the celebrations! I love making a Halloween fireball shooter to enjoy with friends. It’s the kind of shot you only get around the time of Halloween and it’s fun to make and also to drink (or eat!). There are a lot of fun Halloween party ideas, but you need to learn how to make Halloween jello shots pronto! This vampire blood jello shooter will be a cocktail party favourite.
You need a box of Jell-O along with some Fireball and water. In addition, for this spooky Halloween alcoholic shot, you need shot cups with lids, a measuring cup, baking sheet, a bow, and a spoon. So if you’re looking for Halloween party ideas, this vampire blood jello shooter is a great one to add to the list!
Once you know how to make Halloween jello shots, you can have fun making these. The recipe makes 10 vampire blood jello shooter servings so you can double or even triple it if you have a lot of people coming over.
These jello shots for Halloween are also nice to take to a Halloween party. The lids ensure nothing leaks out. This makes them more portable that, say, vampire blood shots in vials or syringes.
How to Make this Halloween Fireball Shooter
It’s so simple to prepare these jello shots for Halloween. First you should dissolve the Jell-O powder in the hot water. Use a glass measuring cup if you have one. Plastic might stain. Now you can mix in the Fireball and some cold water.
Pour half the mixture into a bowl or container and add black food dye to one of the mixtures. The next step in this spooky Halloween alcoholic shot recipe is to divide the mixtures between shot cups. Once the first mixture has set, you can pour the second on top, to create a black and red layered effect.
What is Fireball?
I’m sure you’ve heard of Fireball (and tasted it!) but let’s take a closer look at this ingredient. Fireball is a combination of Canadian whisky, sweeteners and cinnamon flavouring. It’s been around since the 1980s and wasn’t really known outside Canada for the first few years. Now you can find this cinnamon whisky everywhere!
If you want to know how to make Halloween jello shots with a kick, don’t forget the Fireball! It adds a nice, spicy kick to the vampire blood jello shooter. Remember these take an hour (probably closer to 2 or even 3) to fully set. For this reason, plan any Halloween party ideas including jello well ahead!
Halloween Fireball Shooter Tips
When making jello shots for Halloween, it’s best to only fill the cups ¾ full. It’s hard to put the lid on tight if they are too full. Something else to bear in mind is that alcohol can hinder jello from setting properly. Although soft-set jello is fine for a spooky Halloween alcoholic shot, it should be at least mostly set.
It’s easiest to pour the jello mixture directly from the measuring cup into the shot cups, since you’re using it anyway. I made mine with red on the bottom and black on top but you can swap the colours around if you want. There are no fixed rules when it comes to Halloween party ideas!
A vampire’s kiss can mean fangs in your neck, which you probably don’t want! But a far more appealing option is this Halloween Fireball shooter! This vampire blood jello shooter can really make your Halloween party go with a swing! Add it to your Halloween party ideas list – you’ll be so glad you did!
If you’re making these a little late, throw some ice in with the cold water. The colder the jello mixture is the quicker it’s going to set! A few ice cubes or some crushed ice can shave a few minutes off the setting time anyway.
Knowing how to make Halloween jello shots is a handy skill to have. Actually jello shots can be fun for any kind of party. You can switch up the colours and flavours to match the occasion!
How to Store Jello Shots
These will be good for 4 or 5 days in the refrigerator. They will probably last longer than that although the quality will slowly start to decline. They’re still safe to drink though.
Can You Freeze Jello Shots?
Is this spooky Halloween alcoholic shot freezable? Well gelatine doesn’t really freeze well. The chemical structure changes and it will probably expand out of the shot glass. These jello shots for Halloween are better enjoyed the same day or refrigerated for up to a few days.
Jello Shots for Halloween – Fireball Shooter Recipe
Vampire Kiss Jello Shots for Halloween – Fireball Shooter
- 1 Box Jell-O cherry flavour, 3.5 Oz.
- 1 Cup water boiling
- 1/2 Cup whiskey Fireball cinnamon whiskey
- 1/2 Cup water cold
- food dye gel in black
- Combine the Jell-O and hot water in a medium mixing bowl and stir until the Jell-O has dissolved fully.
- Add the Fireball and cold water. Stir well.
- Pour half of the Jell-O mixture into a pourable measuring cup or another bowl.
- To one of the bowls/containers add the black food dye and stir well.
- Line a cookie sheet with the 10 shot cups.
- Fill the cups about half full of the red Jell-O and chill for about an hour or until set.
- Fill the cup the rest of the way with the black Jell-O mixture and chill for another hour or until set.
- Place the lids on the top, serve.
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.
Let me know if you try these jello shots for Halloween. This Halloween Fireball shooter recipe is easy to make and one to add to your list of Halloween party ideas.