Easy Purple Hooter Jello Shots

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These easy Purple Hooter jello shots are the perfect addition to your next festive party when you need to celebrate with something mouthwatering, purple, and fun. This easy recipe is made with vodka, raspberry liqueur, grape jello and tart lime juice for a balanced fruity flavor that is both bold and delicious.

easy purple hooter jello shots recipe

This Purple Hooter jello shots recipe is the jello version of the cocktail with the same name.

Perfect for entertaining guests at Halloween or football parties (especially if you cheer on your favorite team in purple, GO TEAM), this grape jello shots recipe is a definite crowd pleaser that both you and your friends will fall in love with.

Jello shots are one of my go-to cocktails to serve at any gathering because you can make them ahead of time and they’re so easy to serve for a crowd.


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easy Purple Hooter jello shots ingredients: Chambord, Ketel One, grape Jello, and limes

Here’s your shopping list:

  • gelatin – One small (3-ounce) package grape jello
  • alcohol – ¼ cup Raspberry Liqueur (such as Chambord), ⅔ cup Vodka – I like Ketel One. However, feel free to use whatever your favorite is.
  • produce – You’ll need one lime. If you don’t have limes, then you can use 1 Tablespoon of bottled lime juice from the grocery store.

How to Make Grape Jello Shots

Grape jello shots in jello shot cups with lids

These are the simple steps (and some of our tips) on how to make these tasty vodka Jello shots.

Prep Work

Top view of plastic 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 the perfect size for serving at a party.

The cookie sheet isn’t absolutely necessary but it catches any spills and makes it much easier to transport the jello shots to the refrigerator.

Juice the lime.

Then, you will need to put some water on to boil.

Combine Ingredients

Grape jello being mixed with boiling water

Meanwhile, pour the gelatin crystals into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Using a bowl with a spout* will make pouring the Jello shots easier, later.

When the water is boiling, mix 1 cup of it into the jello. Stir until the crystals have dissolved.

Measuring and pouring liqueur, lime juice, and vodka into the jello mix.

After that, add ⅔ cup vodka, ¼ cup raspberry liqueur, and 1 Tablespoon lime juice to the Jello mixture. Stir again.

If you don’t want any pulp in the Jello shots, strain the lime juice before pouring it in.

I like to mix all of the cold liquids in a measuring cup to make sure the total amount doesn’t come out to more than 1 cup. Otherwise, the Jello shots won’t set.

Pour and chill

Steps for grape jello shot recipe

Next, pour the mixture into the arranged Jello shot cups.

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

Finally, transfer the cookie sheet with the grape Jello shots to the refrigerator and chill for at least four hours (and up to 3 days) prior to serving.

For a fancier version of the same flavor, try our green and purple layered jello shot recipe.

Front view of purple hooter jello shots on silver platter


What’s the best alcohol to put in jello shots?

Generally speaking, vodka is usually the norm for jello shots. Feel free to mix the vodka with any type of liqueur like I did.

What happens if you put too much liquor in jello shots?

If you add too much liquor to jello shots, then they sometimes will not set. The jello shots will also taste quite potent if too much alcohol is added.

How long do jello shots last?

You can enjoy jello shots for about three days after you have made them. Just make sure to keep the purple shots in the refrigerator!

Can jello shots be frozen?

We do not recommend freezing jello shots as the freezer temperature will affect the texture of the gelatin.

Looking for more jello shot recipes to entertain with?

Or you can browse through all of our jello shot recipes for more ideas.

easy grape jello shots

Easy Purple Hooter Jello Shots

This Easy Purple Hooter Jello Shots recipe is the jello version of the cocktail with the same name. Made from grape jello and vodka, it's a mouthwatering, easy to make addition to any celebration.
4.45 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 jello shots
Calories 55 kcal


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


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3-ounce (small package) grape jello
  • cup Vodka
  • ¼ cup Raspberry Liqueur (such as Chambord)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice


  • First, spread the shot cups out on a cookie sheet.
  • Then, in a mixing bowl, combine the grape JELL-O® with 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the crystals have dissolved.
  • Add ⅔ cup of vodka, ¼ cup raspberry liqueur, and 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice, and stir again.
  • Next, pour the mixture into the jello cups.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.


  • Strain the lime juice if you don’t want any pulp in the jello shots.
  • These jello shots can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
  • To prevent condensation, wait until the jello mixture has cooled before putting the lids on the shot cups


Serving: 1 jello shot | Calories: 55 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 25 mg | Potassium: 3 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 1 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 1 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

authorWanda Simone
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This post was originally published on May 12, 2021 but was updated with new content on October 13, 2023.

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  1. 5 stars
    They are the best jello shots I’ve ever had!

    1. Wanda Simone says:

      Thanks, Dee! I’m glad you liked them 🙂