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You’re going to love these appletini Jello shots! Tart and fruity with vodka, this easy green apple jello shots recipe is perfect for parties and entertaining guests. They’re made with Apple Pucker or Schnapps, Jolly Rancher Green Gelatin, and apple juice or cider for a perfect balance that is both sweet and sour.

Appletini jello shots

Inspired by the classic appletini cocktail, these apple Jello shots with vodka are a great way to mingle and celebrate with friends.

Prepare these Jello shots either strong or weak– it’s up to you because this recipe is easily adjustable!

appletini jello shots with Santa hats made of strawberries and whipped cream on cake stand

Have an occasion where you need to celebrate the color green? I like to serve these apple martini Jello shots during Christmas time for a Grinch party. They can easily be dressed up for Christmas by adding a Santa hat to the top with whipped cream and a strawberry. Adorable!

Ingredients

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Here’s your shopping list:

  • Jolly Rancher Green Apple Gelatin – one small (2.79 ounces) box.
  • Apple juice – ¼ cup is needed. You can also use apple cider.
  • Apple Pucker – You will need ¼ cup. Apple Schnapps can be used as a substitute.
  • Vodka – ½ cup. I like to use a decent quality vodka like Absolut, Smirnoff, or Ketel One because they make the shots a little smoother. But any type of vodka will work.

Substitutions

  • For stronger appletini Jello shots, replace the apple juice with an additional 1/4 cup vodka.
  • If you don’t have apple juice and don’t want the Jello shots to be too strong, use 1/4 cup cold water.
  • If you have it on hand, you can replace the apple pucker and regular vodka with 3/4 cup of apple-flavored vodka.

How to Make Green Apple Vodka Jello Shots

green apple jello shots

These are the easy steps (and some of our tips) on how to make the tastiest Jello shots out there!

Prep Work

Top view of empty cups for jello shots

First, spread out about 16 2-ounce Jello shot cups on a cookie sheet.

I find the 2-ounce shot cups are perfect for serving at parties. The 1-ounce size cups are just too small for the Jello shots.

The cookie sheet is not necessary, but it catches spills and makes it much easier to transport the Jello shots to the refrigerator.

Next, put on some water to boil.

Combine Ingredients

Top view of green apple Jello and boiling water being mixed

Meanwhile, pour the jello crystals into a medium-sized mixing bowl.

Once the water is boiling, then pour it into the bowl with the Jello crystals. Stir until the crystals are dissolved.

Next, stir in ¼ cup apple juice, ¼ cup apple pucker or schnapps, and ½ cup vodka.

The proportion of apple juice, apple pucker, and vodka can be changed to taste. Just make sure that the total amount of this mixture comes to one cup or the Jello shots will not set.

I like to mix all the cold liquids in a measuring cup before pouring it into the jello mixture. That way I can make sure I’m not going over the 1 cup total amount.

Pour and Chill

Jello shot mixture being poured in plastic cup

Finally, pour the appletini Jello shots recipe into the prepared plastic cups.

To prevent condensation, wait until the Jello shot liquid has fully cooled before placing the lids on the cups.

Front view of apple martini jello shots

Next, transfer the cookie sheet with the Jello shots to the refrigerator and chill for at least four hours (and up to three days) prior to serving.

Close up of appletini jello shots with spoon

I like to serve these Jello shots with miniature spoons because it makes them much easier to eat.

FAQs

Are Jello shots as strong as regular shots?

Jello shots are typically less strong than regular shots, but they can be just as dangerous. They taste so good that it’s easy to over-indulge.

Can you put too much vodka in Jello shots?

You certainly can! If you add too much vodka to the Jello shots, then they come out bitter and will not set properly.

How long do jello shots last?

You can store the jello shots in the refrigerator for up to three days for the best flavors.

A stack of lime green appletini jello shots

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Appletini Jello Shots

Wanda Simone
You're going to love these appletini Jello shots! Tart and fruity with vodka, this easy green apple jello shots recipe is perfect for parties and entertaining guests. Made with Apple Schnapps or Pucker, Jolly Rancher Green Gelatin, and apple juice or cider for a perfect balance that is sweet and sour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 jello shots
Calories 46 kcal

Equipment

  • 16 2-ounce jello shot cups with lids
  • cookie sheet (optional)
  • kettle or pot
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cup

Ingredients
  

  • 1 2.79-ounce box Jolly Rancher Green Apple Gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup apple schnapps or pucker
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ¼ cup apple juice or cider

Instructions
 

  • Spread out 16 2-ounce Jello shot cups on a cookie sheet.
  • Pour the green apple gelatin into a bowl.
  • Mix in 1 cup of boiling water and stir until all of the gelatin crystals have dissolved.
  • Stir in ¼ cup apple juice, ¼ cup apple pucker or schnapps and ½ cup vodka.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 4 hours.

Notes

  • The cookie sheet is optional but it makes moving the jello shots to the refrigerator much easier and prevents spills
  • These can be made 2 or 3 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until serving time.
  • For stronger appletini jello shots, replace the apple juice with an additional 1/4 cup vodka.
  • If you don’t have apple juice and don’t want the jello shots to be too strong, use 1/4 cup cold water.
  • If you have it on hand, you can replace the apple pucker and regular vodka with 3/4 cup of apple-flavored vodka.

Nutrition

Calories: 46 kcalCarbohydrates: 6 gProtein: 1 gFat: 1 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1 gSodium: 25 mgPotassium: 4 mgFiber: 1 gSugar: 6 gVitamin A: 1 IUVitamin C: 1 mgCalcium: 1 mgIron: 1 mg
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