Green Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jello Shots

Made from apple gelatin, apple juice and Fireball whiskey, this green apple cinnamon Fireball Jello shots recipe tastes like boozy apple pie in a shot cup.

green apple cinnamon fireball jello shots recipe

Do you love jello shots?

And apples?

And cinnamon whiskey?

Oh good. You’re in the right place!

These green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots are awesome.

And so easy to make!

They’re my go-to jello shot for Halloween and Christmas parties. Both the color and the flavor work so well in the fall.

But really…if you love this flavor combination as much as I do, you’ll want to make these gelatin shots ALL. THE. TIME.

close up of green apple cinnamon fireball jello shots in plastic shot cups with lids

Ingredients

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Here’s your shopping list:

  • Gelatin: 1 small box of Jolly Rancher Green Apple gelatin
  • Mixer: ¼ cup apple juice or cider
  • Alcohol: ¾ cup fireball whiskey – you can use any type of cinnamon whiskey, but Fireball is my favorite

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have apple juice, you can substitute water if you prefer (you’ll just have a little less apple goodness).
  • For a stronger jello shot, use Apple Pucker (or Apple Schnapps) instead of the apple juice.

Equipment

And this is the equipment you’ll need:

  • Plastic shot cups: This 2-ounce size with lids* works best
  • Baking sheet: This catches any spills and makes moving them to the refrigerator easier
  • Kettle or pot: For boiling water
  • Mixing bowl: Preferably with a pour spout (like this*)
  • Measuring cup: I like this one* that you can read from the top.
  • Long-handled spoon: For stirring
  • Mini spoons (optional): To eat the jello shots with. I like these ones*.

How To Make Green Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jello Shots

You can get an overview of the process from my video:

The great thing about using pre-mixed gelatin is that it’s really easy to make!

I start by laying out my shot cups. You’ll need about 16 of them.

That’s how many jelly shots I usually get out of one box filling the shot cups about ¾ full. You may get a couple more or a couple less depending on how full you make them.

Make The Gelatin

Green apple gelatin in a bowl with hot water

The next 3 steps are your standard jello recipe steps:

  • Pour the gelatin into a mixing bowl. Ideally your bowl should have a pouring spout. That will make getting the mixture into the shot cups much easier.
  • Boil some water in a kettle or pot.
  • Add 1 cup of the boiling water into the gelatin.
  • Stir until all of the crystals have dissolved.

Add The Alcohol

Now comes the part that turns plain gelatin into shots.

Add ¼ cup apple juice and ¾ cup Fireball whiskey to the mixture.

You can adjust the amount of apple juice and whiskey you add depending on how strong you want your jello shots to be.

Just make sure that when you add the two together, it comes out to 1 cup. I do this by pouring them both into a measuring cup, making sure it comes out to 1 cup and then pouring it into the gelatin mixture.

You can add a little less liquid if you want your jello shots to be a bit stiffer. But don’t add more or they won’t set.

Pour the gelatin mixture into the shot cups.

Refrigerate

Green apple cinnamon fireball gelatin shots on a cookie sheet

Put the lids on.

I like to wait until the liquid has cooled completely before I do this.

That prevents water from condensing on the inside of the lids.

The water doesn’t hurt anything but they look better without it.

Refrigerate until set, usually 2 to 4 hours.

Serve

stacks of green apple cinnamon gelatin shots in shot cups with lids

These shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, although I usually make them the day before. It may be all in my head, but I think they taste fresher if they haven’t been sitting around too long.

I also like to serve them with a small spoon (like this one*). Most of my friends prefer to eat them that way, rather than guzzling them straight from the shot cup.

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

green apple cinnamon fireball jello shots

Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jelly Shots

This green apple cinnamon fireball jello shots recipe tastes just like apple pie with a kick.
4.58 from 42 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 jello shots
Calories 50 kcal

Equipment

  • cookie sheet (optional)
  • 16 2-oz plastic shot cups with lids
  • kettle or pot
  • mixing bowl with a pour spout
  • measuring cup
  • spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 2.79-ounce box Jolly Rancher Green Apple Gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup apple juice or cider
  • ¾ cup Fireball whiskey

Instructions
 

  • Put out 16 shot cups on a cookie sheet.
  • Boil some water in a kettle or pot.
  • Pour the gelatin into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of the boiling water to the gelatin.
  • Stir until all of the gelatin has dissolved.
  • Mix in 1/4 cup of apple juice and 3/4 cup of fireball whiskey
  • Pour the gelatin mixture into the shot cups and cover.
  • Refrigerate until they have gelled, 2 to 4 hours

Notes

  • Putting the shot cups on a cookie sheet catches any spills and makes them easier to move into the refrigerator.
  • For a stronger or weaker jelly shot, adjust the amount of apple juice and Fireball whiskey. Just make sure that the total amount of cold liquid added is 1 cup.
  • You can also replace the apple juice with Apple Pucker (or Schnapps) if you want it stronger.
  • Substitute cold water for the apple juice for slightly less apple flavor.
  • To prevent water from condensing on the shot cup lids, wait until the gelatin liquid has cooled completely before covering it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 shot | Calories: 50 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 26 mg | Potassium: 4 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 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
courseDrinks
cuisineAmerican
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This post was originally published on August 9, 2020 but was updated with new content on January 20, 2024.


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