These Grinch Jello Shots are the perfect way to spice up any holiday. They are quite fun and pretty for any holiday table set-up. This is perfect for a fun and festive Christmas celebration as they bring another take from the usual holiday drinks.
Made with vodka, gelatin, and topped off with whipped cream and sprinkles, this is the way to start any holiday experience.
Why You’ll Love These Grinch Jello Shots
- A boozy take on usual holiday drinks.
- The ingredients are easy to find.
- The recipe is easy to follow.
Kids love the Grinch. Who doesn't?
The green creature with the heart two sizes too small is downright lovable, and his story is one that resonates with people of all ages.
If you're looking for a fun way to celebrate the holidays, look no further than these Grinch Jello shots recipes!
They're easy to make and will be a hit at your next party. Give them a try!
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Equipment Needed to Make Grinch Jello Shots
- 12 shot glasses
Ingredients For Your Grinch Jello Shots
- Absolut Lime
- Triple Sec
- Gelatin Powder
- Hot Water
- Lime Green Gel Food Coloring
- Whipped Cream
- Red Candy Hearts
How To Make Grinch Jello Shots
Step 1: Gelatin Mixture
First off, add 4 oz. of gelatin powder to 8 oz. of hot water. Let the gelatin thoroughly dissolve and then set aside. Leave it to cool.
Next, add 2 drops of lime green gel food coloring.
You may now add the vodka, in this recipe, I used 4 oz. Absolut Lime and added 4 oz. of Triple Sec in the gelatin mixture and stir it all thoroughly.
Step 2: Fill It In
The next step would be filling all the shot glasses in about half of the glass and allowing it to cool to room temperature first.
Then, you may place them in the refrigerator for 4 hours to chill and until it set firm.
Step 3: Garnish and Enjoy
Once the shots are now chilled and firm, it is now time to serve them.
Before serving garnish it with whipped cream and for an extra flair of presentation, I decided to add and sprinkle it with red candy hearts as well.
Now, you and your guests can enjoy this boozy fun drink.
What to Serve with Your Grinch Jello Shots
These jello shots are ideal for serving with practically any entrée or snack. It goes well with just about anything, from steak to chicken to mac & cheese to any other comfort dish you can think of.
Even with your favorite finger foods, this will complement it perfectly
These jello shots can be experimented with sweet little sprinkles to add up with the sweetness.
These jello shots are ideal for cocktail or summer parties because they are a traditional spin-off of a boozy dessert.
There are numerous flavors of flavored alcohol or liquor that can be used in the recipe.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
In making these Grinch jello shots, you can adjust the alcohol content in the mixture by incorporating more vodka.
Also, you are free to change the color by adding the preferred food coloring.
And for the toppings, there is various garnish you might want to try as well.
If you are throwing a family gathering, these can easily be made non-alcoholic and served as a party dessert.
Here's how to do it: first, make green gelatin as directed on the container, using only water and no alcohol.
Then, while mixing the liquid gelatin, add a few drops of peppermint extract.
After that, pour into small plastic cups and set them aside.
Top it with whipped cream and heart sprinkles or whatever you choose as a garnish.
How To Store Grinch Jello Shots
Best Way To Store Grinch Jello Shots Leftover
After making the Grinch jello shots, make sure to refrigerate them for 30 minutes making sure they are chilled and firm before serving.
In case of leftovers, they can be put back on the fridge for the next serving.
How Long Will Grinch Jello Shots Last In the Fridge?
You can freeze Grinch jello shots for up a month in the fridge, just let it thaw before serving.
Can I Freeze Grinch Jello Shots
These Grinch jello shots can be kept in the freezer for a month, while the alcohol content in the mixture will prevent it from freezing solid.
Just make sure to let it sit and thaw before serving it again.
Is vodka the ideal liquor to use with jello shots?
Yes, however, aside from vodka, you may also use white rum, and both are excellent choices, but other spirits like gin, whiskey, tequila, and brandy are also acceptable.
Because vodka is the most neutral alcohol, it will enable the gelatin mixture to shine, whereas other spirits will infuse the finished product with more of their character.
Is it possible to preserve and store pudding shots?
Yes, chill the jello shots for approximately half an hour before serving, but if you want to keep them longer, cover the tops with plastic wrap or store them in a tightly sealed container and keep them refrigerated until ready to serve.
Is it possible to prepare them ahead of time?
Yes, you can make any of this jello shot recipe up to a week ahead of time, as they are as easy to prepare on the day of serving as they are to make on the day of serving.
Once you have made them, store them in the fridge.
Can I make a non-alcoholic version of this?
Yes, especially if you are throwing a family gathering, where kids can be around, these can easily be made non-alcoholic and served as a party dessert.
Start by making green gelatin using only water and no alcohol.
Then, while mixing the liquid gelatin, you may add a few drops of peppermint extract.
After that, kindly pour into small plastic cups and set them aside.
Then top it with whipped cream and other garnish you wish to put on top.
Can I pour the gelatin mixture into the glass immediately?
No, you should allow the gelatin mixture infused with alcohol to set and cool down first before pouring it into the glasses.
Immediately doing so might break or crack the glass, or in the case of a plastic shot glass, they may tend to melt upon immediately pouring the gelatin mixture.
Other Jello Shots Recipes You’ll Love
Aside from Grinch jellos shots, you may try these fun and exciting recipes below:
These Grinch Jello Shots are the perfect way to spice up any holiday. They are quite fun and pretty for any holiday table set-up.
This is perfect for a fun and festive Christmas celebration as they bring another take from the usual holiday drinks.
Enjoy this recipe with your family or friends, it's sure to be a hit!
Grinch Jello Shots Recipe
- 4oz. Absolute lime
- 4oz. Triple sec
- 4oz. Gelatin powder
- 8oz. hot water
- 2 drops lime green gel food coloring
- Garnish with whipped cream and red candy hearts
- 12 shot glasses
- Add gelatin to hot water, let dissolve, and set aside. Leave to cool.
- Add vodka and triple sec to gelatin and stir.
- Fill shot glasses halfway and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until set firm.
- Garnish with whipped cream and red candy hearts.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
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