Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots Recipe

This sour apple blue jello shots recipe combines the tartness of Sour Apple Pucker with the sweetness of Berry Blue Jello to create a delicious jello shot.

Jello shots are one of my favorite party cocktails. Everyone loves them, they can be made ahead of time and they are really easy to serve…so what’s not to like? Many of them are also really easy to make. Which is why these Berry Blue Coconut Rum Jello Shots and this Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots recipe are some of my favorites.

Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots Recipe

Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots Recipe

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Berry Blue jello is a sweet jello flavor that goes really well with the tartness of Sour Apple Pucker, which is why this Sour Apple blue jello shots recipe is one of my favorites.

The green color of the Apple Pucker also helps to make the blue of the jello a little darker and more vibrant.


This sour apple berry blue jello shots recipe is really simple. The version I make only requires 2 ingredients: Berry Blue Jello and Sour Apple Pucker (or Schnapps). Plus some water of course.

I don’t like my jello shots to be too strong so I only use these 2 ingredients.

However, if you prefer a stronger mix, you can replace some or all of the cold water with vodka.

What Size Of Jello Shot Cups Are The Best?Jello shot cups

I always serve my jello shots in these 2-ounce jello shot cups*.

The lids make sure that the jello doesn’t spill in the refrigerator and makes them really easy to stack and serve.

How To Make Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots

Jello shot cups on cookie sheets

Although not absolutely necessary, spreading the jello shot cups out on a cookie sheet makes them easy to move in and out of the refrigerator.

The cookie sheet also helps to catch any spills when you’re pouring the jello.

To make the jello shots, mix 1 cup boiling water with the Berry Blue Jello crystals.

Sour apple blue jello shots recipe

How Much Alcohol Do You Put In Jello Shots?

Then add in 2/3 cup Sour Apple Pucker (or Schnapps) and 1/3 cup cold water.

I don’t like my jello shots to be that strong, which is why I use water with the alcohol.

How Do You Make Strong Jello Shots?

However, you can adjust the strength of the jello shots mix by changing the amounts of Sour Apple Pucker and water. Or substitute vodka for some or all of the water.

Just make sure that the total amount of all the cold liquids mixed together comes to 1 cup.

I like to mix all of the cold liquids in a measuring cup before adding them to the jello mix. That way I can make sure it comes out to 1 cup. (If you put in too much liquid, the Jello won’t set).

How Long Does It Take Jello Shots To Set In The Fridge?

Then refrigerate until the jello has set, between 2 and 4 hours.

I usually let the jello cool for a little while before putting the lids on the jello shot cups. That prevents condensation from forming on the inside of the lids. It doesn’t really affect the jello shots, but they look better without it.

How Many Jello Shots Are In A Box Of Jello?

A 3-ounce (small) box of jello will make about 16 2-ounce jello shots, depending on how full you fill the jello shot cups.

A 6-ounce (large) box of jello will make about 32 2-ounce jello shots. You would need to double the ingredients in this recipe to make this work.

Sour apple blue jello shots

How Long Do Jello Shots Last?

Jello shots can stored in the refrigerator for up to a week (and probably longer). But I think they start to taste stale after a few days.

To compromise between getting them ready early and having the jello shots taste good, I make them a day or two before my party.

How Do You Serve Jello Shots?

Finally, I serve the jello shots with mini tasting spoons.* Most of my friends are past the stage of eating the jello shots straight out of the jello shot cups, and these spoons are the perfect size.

Other Jello Shots Recipes You Might Like:

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

sour apple blue jello shots

Sour Apple Blue Jello Shots Recipe

The tart flavor of Apple Pucker helps to counteract the sweetness of the Berry Blue Jello in this tasty sour apple blue jello shots recipe.
4.62 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 jello shot cups
Calories 57 kcal


  • 16 2-ounce jello shot cups with lids
  • 1 baking sheet or tray
  • 1 kettle or pot for boiling water
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 mixing bowl with a spout
  • 1 mixing spoon


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3-ounce (small) package Berry Blue Jello
  • cup Sour Apple Pucker or Schnapps
  • cup cold water or vodka


  • Lay out the jello shot cups on the cookie sheet. 
  • Boil the water.
  • Mix the Berry Blue Jello crystals with 1 cup of the boiling water until the jello sugar has dissolved. 
  • Add the Sour Apple Pucker and 1/3 cup cold water. Mix again.
  • Pour into the jello shot cups.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until set, usually 2 to 4 hours.
  • Makes about 16 2-ounce jello shots.


  • Laying out the jello shot cups on a cookie sheet makes moving the jello shots into the refrigerator much easier. And it helps to catch any spills making clean up easier, too.
  • Using a bowl with a spout will make your life easier when it comes to pouring the jello into the shot cups.
  • Adjust the amount of apple pucker and water depending on how strong you want your jello shots to be. Just make sure that when combined, the apple pucker and cold water together makes 1 cup of liquid.
  • You can also substitute vodka for the water if you want the jello shots to have more of a kick.


Serving: 1 jello shot | Calories: 57 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 0.4 g | Sodium: 26 mg | Potassium: 0.4 mg | Sugar: 7 g | Calcium: 1 mg | Iron: 0.01 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 January 1, 2019 but was updated with new content on December 13, 2023.

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