It’s a proven scientific fact that parties have been made 100% better by the invention of the jelly shot.
Because really, what’s not to love?
It’s everything you loved about your childhood—the awesome feeling of sweet, sweet jelly in your mouth—combined with the adult fun of a booze kick.
If you’re planning to make your next bucks night even better with some jelly shots, (that you’re likely going to be taking off a hot stripper’s body), we’ve got some recipes you could use to take it to the next level.
You know you want more than just mixing some gin, vodka, or rum into an ordinary pack of jelly.
1. The Blue Hawaiian
Let’s start off with a tropical cocktail to take your mind off the gloomy weather. This jelly shot recipe gets a little creative, using coconut rum, blueberry-flavoured jelly, blue curacao (for that ocean colour), and some pineapple juice. We can already imagine how awesome it’s gonna be.
2. Piña Colada
Or if you’re after a different kind of cocktail, what about a piña colada jelly shot? Take that coconut rum and pineapple juice, mix in that pineapple jelly powder, and maybe take these shots at the beach while you’re at it. It’s hard to go wrong with a piña colada.
3. Vodka Redbull Jelly Shots
You’re partying it up with your bros and they want to get hyped. Why not start the night off with some vodka Red Bull jelly shots? It’s simple, inexpensive, and effective—all you’ll need is a can of Red Bull (obviously), some vodka, a few cherries to top it off, and your favourite flavour of jelly to make this party treat and get fired up.
4. Orange Creamsicle Jelly Shots
Maybe you want something that’s easy on the tongue. Maybe you’re not really in the mood for a fancy cocktail jelly shot, maybe you just want something that tastes great. How about this orange creamsicle jelly shot recipe? Orange jelly, vodka, and whipped cream? How can you go wrong?
5. Margarita Jelly Shots
Margaritas, the unfailing favourite and go-to cocktails in bars all around the world, are a simple and strong idea for jelly shots. Can’t decide what you all want? Make yourselves some margarita jelly shots, especially if tequila is your poison of choice. Lime juice, lime jelly, tequila, and of course, a sprinkling of salt is what you’ll need for this trusty recipe.
6. Fireball Jelly Shots
So you want to take it up even higher, you say? How about a jelly shot that not only packs a boozy wallop, but also really spicy? This fireball jelly shot recipe uses—as the name implies—Fireball whisky, which is a spicy cinnamon liqueur (or any liqueur that uses cinnamon) mixed with cherry or orange-flavoured jelly. Intense.
7. Lemon Meringue Jelly
You could also make your jelly shot party a little classier if that’s what you’re all about. This interesting lemon meringue jelly shot recipe turns your favourite party treat into an actual party treat, but with vodka.
8. Bailey’s Jelly Shots
For your mates with a sweet tooth (or if there happen to be any gals at the party too,) you could also make a spiked chocolate mousse with this Bailey’s jelly shots recipe, which uses the famous Irish cream liqueur, sprinkled with some chocolate on top. This one never fails to be a hit.
9. Black Magic Jelly Shots
Planning a bucks night on Halloween, or just want to do something spooky (and cool)? This nifty-looking black magic jelly shot recipe that’s all black and blue from blueberry- and grape-flavoured jelly uses vodka to give you that kick. Guaranteed will impress anyone you show it to.
10. Glow In The Dark Jelly
You thought that black magic jelly was cool, but here’s another one that takes the idea to the next level.
If you want something more psychedelic, here’s a recipe for glow in the dark jello shots that is super easy to make. It’s your basic jelly and tonic water that makes it glow under a black light, and you can use your favourite sweet liquor for the kick you want.
With these 10 jelly shot recipes, we can guarantee your bucks night is gonna be a notch more awesome than it already is. Have fun!