These watermelon jelly shots are out-of-this-world delicious! Made with watermelon Jolly Rancher gelatin, watermelon pucker, lime juice, and vodka. Perfect for the 4th of July or any other fun celebration!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cooling Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours10minutes
Servings 16jello shots
Author Wanda Simone
126 plastic shot cups with lids
cookie sheet (optional)
kettle or pot
12.79-oz (small)package of Jolly Rancher watermelon gelatin
¼ cupWatermelon pucker or liqueur
1Tablespoonfresh lime juice
Spread out 16 to 20 jello shot cups on a cookie sheet. Set aside.
Pour the contents of the gelatin package into a mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup of boiling water and mix until all of the gelatin crystals have dissolved, about 30 seconds.
Mix in ⅔ cup Vodka, ¼ cup watermelon pucker and 1 Tablespoon lime juice.
Pour the mixture into the jello shot cups, filling them about ¾ full.
Put the lids on the jello shot cups and refrigerate until gelled, 2 to 4 hours.
A cookie sheet isn't absolutely necessary, but it catches any spills when you're pouring. And it makes moving the jello shots to the refrigerator easier.
If you don't have watermelon pucker, you can omit it and substitute cold water, or extra vodka if you really want a kick.
Make sure the gelatin is completely cooled before putting the lids on the shot cups. This will prevent condensation from forming. It doesn't hurt the shots, but it doesn't look as good.
Serve with mini-tasting spoons to make the jelly shots easier to eat.
Gelatin shots can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator before serving.