This easy Grinch Jello Shots Recipe is the perfect fun Christmas Cocktail! Bright green and perfect for holiday parties.
Grinch Jello Shots
Are you thinking about Christmas parties and party desserts? We have been deep diving into all sorts of candy cane peppermint recipes and all the Christmas fun recipes we can think of.
As soon as Halloween was over we packed up the orange and black decorations and started holiday baking!
Overnight our house switched completely to Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes. My husband laughed when he came into the kitchen and it had been redone while he was sleeping.
For a fun look, you can pair these Grinch Jello Shots with our fun Strawberry Jello Shots to make a Christmas platter.
Make Grinch Bark for a sweet treat. These Green Jell-O Shots are a super fun party dessert.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make these epic green Jell-O Shots inspired by the Grinch Movies.
- Green Jello/Green Gelatin
- Water - Boiling and Cold
Optional Garnish - Whipped cream, red heart candies, red sprinkles, heart sprinkles, maraschino cherries
Vodka - You can use plain vodka or flavored depending on your flavor choice. This recipe can easily be adapted to use rum, whiskey, or tequila or any other liquors.
Optional - You can change the vodka and use peppermint schnapps for a seasonal flavor. Just make sure the base Jello flavor works well with peppermint.
Jell-O Shot Cups - We suggest using two-ounce Jell-O shot plastic cups. You can make these in regular shot glasses but will need to make sure guests can enjoy them. Tall shot glasses can be difficult without a small spoon.
Whisk/Spoon to stir everything together.
OXO angled jiggers - these are our go-to measuring tools for cocktails. They work perfectly for pouring in layers for cocktails. You want something with a spout to easily pour with.
Heat resistant microwave safe bowl - We use a 4 cup Pyrex large measuring cup, and it works fantastic. You can also use a small or medium saucepan and heat the water on the stovetop.
9x13 casserole baking dish – We put the Jello Shot Cups in a casserole dish to help keep them contained and catch any splashes that may happen.
How to make Grinch Jello Shots
Step 1 - Gather supplies and line a 9x13 baking dish with plastic shot glasses.
Step 2 - Combine boiling water with lime Jello mix until completely dissolved.
Step 3 - Pour in vodka and cold water until completely mixed.
Step 4 - Carefully pour the liquid Jello mixture into the Jell-o Shots Cups until ⅔ to ¾ of the way full.
Step 5 - Carefully place the green jello shots in the fridge to set for a few hours or overnight.
Step 6 - Top with whipped cream and a red heart candy for epic Grinch Christmas Jello Shots.
I highly suggest having some cleaner and towels nearby just in case green liquid splashes on your counter or anyplace you don't want it. We use a baking pan to try and control any mess.
For a stronger holiday flavor you can add peppermint extract and vodka in the Jello Shots.
These can be made with strawberry Jell-O if you want a red Jello Shot.
Nutrition information including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more will vary depending on products used.
Printable instructions below.
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Grinch Jello Shots
- 3 oz Green Jello
- 1 cup Water Boiling
- ½ cup Vodka Vanilla or plain
- ½ cup Cold water
- Whipped cream, red heart candies, sprinkles Garnish
- Place jello shot cups in a 9x13 casserole dish, assemble the remaining ingredients
- Combine boiling water with green jello powder and stir until completely dissolved.
- Add in vodka and cold water and stir until combined.
- Carefully pour jello liquid into plastic jello shot cups until they are ⅔ to ¾ of the way full.
- Place casserole dish in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to set.
- Garnish right before serving