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Strawberry Jello Shots

By: Bella Bucchiotti
These strawberry jello shots are the perfect boozy bites for a hot day. Their sweet, tangy flavor tastes great and they're a fun, colorful addition to any outdoor event.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 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


  • 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 a strawberry slice, and insert a cut straw**, if desired.


Use Boiling Water: To make sure that the strawberry gelatin dissolves completely, use water that is boiling. This will guarantee that your jello shots have a smooth and even texture.
Chill Your Vodka: Before adding your vodka to the jello mixture, make sure it's well-chilled. This not only helps to give your jello shots a refreshing, cold kick but also helps the jello to set faster.
Prepare in Advance: Remember that jello takes time to set, even in small shot glasses. Make sure to prepare these strawberry jello shots at least 4 hours before you plan to serve them. 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.


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
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