These 4th of July Jello Shots Recipes are fun and festive and perfect for any Independence Day celebration. From layered red, white and blue shots to cheesecake-inspired dessert shots, you’ll find delicious party Jello shots recipes to make for friends and family no matter how you’re celebrating.
These Jello Shot Recipes are Easy and Fun
This collection of summertime jello shots for the 4th of July will give you creative ideas for combining a box of gelatin with a variety of liquor. Because cocktail-inspired recipes are super fun.
Adult cocktail favorites, in jiggly form, are always a fun way to celebrate any occasion. Inspired by my Wine Jello Shots, I decided to round up recipes that would be worthy of sharing.
Flavored gelatin and flavorful boozy liqueurs and liquors are a match made in cocktail heaven. And with just a little cold water (or hot water, depending on the recipe) and flavoring, you can create a fun cocktail in Jello form.
While I’m not typically a gal who takes shots, there’s always room for a Jello shot. Especially patriotic Jello Shots.
Since they must be made ahead of time, these are a great boozy treat for hosting parties. Just print out the recipe card and get to cooking!
They are also self-serve in Jello shot cups which means that you can worry about other hosting duties and let your guests take care of themselves.
From cocktail-inspired flavors to more dessert-like options, you can find a Jello Shot recipe that is just right for all the summer holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Take your party drinks to the next level with these patriotic jello shot ideas. They are always a big hit at parties.
Jello Shots for 4th of July
With bright colors and delicious flavors, these fun Jello Shots Recipes are perfect for 4th of July and beyond. If you're looking for red, white and blue, there's a recipe for you. And if you want something more dessert-like, you will find an option too. Browse the list to see all the tasty combinations.
Keep the Fourth of July theme going with Jello shots that have a white layer, red layer and blue layer. Each layer's colorful jello mixture is spiked with whipped cream-flavored vodka for a delicious taste. Layer the mixtures in shot glasses, chill well and top with whipped cream and red, white, and blue sprinkles. These are the most patriotic of the bunch so if you want something super festive, this is the recipe for you to try.
Take your favorite white wine and work it into refreshing wine Jello shots! With a hint of grapefruit flavor, this easy recipe can be made ahead of time and with tart sauvignon blanc. This recipe is simple and a great beginner Jello Shot if you've never made them before.
These festive Watermelon Margarita Jello Shots look like the real thing, only in miniature form. Perfect for summer celebrations, this combo includes watermelon jello, tequila and margarita mix before being poured into mini shot cups. Chill well before dipping the rims of the cups in simple syrup and coarse salt. Garnish these cuties with a small wedge of lime on each rim.
Keep it cool with these spicy ginger and lime jello shots that taste just like a classic Moscow Mule cocktail. Combine unflavored gelatin with ginger beer, lime juice and vodka. Pour into a silicone ice cube mold and chill well before removing.
Perfect for 4th of July parties, this sangria-inspired mixture is decorated for a festive touch. Raspberry jello gets up-leveled with red wine and blackberry brandy before being poured and chilled in shot glasses. Top each with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with small berries such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.
What's more refreshing than pink lemonade on a steaming summer day? How about a jello shot in an adorable setting of a lemon rind wedge filled with a gelatin, pink lemonade and vodka mixture. These lemony vodka shots are fun to make, too! Your party guests won't be able to resist these stunning citrus slices.
Cinnamon whisky provides an explosion of flavor with these tasty fireball jello shots. The whisky joins with apple juice and cherry-flavored jello for a fruity and spicy mixture that chills in shot cups in your fridge. Add a little squirt of whipped topping to each and a garnish of cinnamon red-hot candies before serving.
Nothing says summer party time like a delicious pina colada drink. Transfer those tropical flavors into tiny glasses filled with a pineapple juice, cream of coconut and coconut rum gelatin mixture. Chill well and top each with shredded coconut and a maraschino cherry before serving.
Backyard BBQ and summer celebrations are perfect for serving these sweet cherry cola shots. Irresistible with their stemmed maraschino cherries on top, the shots are a layered effort that includes maraschino cherry juice, unflavored gelatin and clear rum as the next layer. The top section is made with coca-cola, cherry liqueur and unflavored gelatin. You'll love this little foam that forms on the top! Chill well and garnish each with a stemmed cherry.
You'll certainly have tropical island vibes with this bright blue Hawaiian jello shot. Berry blue gelatin along with blue curaçao liquor and rum help flavor the pineapple juice in this fun party cocktail. Chill well and garnish with small pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries before serving.
Cooling, tangy and delightfully boozy, these key lime jello shots sit on a base of buttery crushed graham crackers. Make them in a mini cupcake tin. Press the crust in the bottom of each well and them fill with a creamy lime jello and vanilla vodka mixture. Bake these for 10 minutes and cool completely before serving with a wedge of key lime on top.
Summer celebrations are the right time to make this luscious peach jello shot. It's easy to make by combining peach gelatin with peach whisky. Let it chill in its mini cup until fully set. Garnish each with peach rings gummy candy.
Strawberries are in season in the summer and so are these layered strawberry cheesecake pudding shots. Strawberry jello is spiked with strawberry vodka and makes up the first layer of these delicious treats. The top layer is the vodka and cheesecake pudding mixture. Let these two-toned jello pudding shots chill in the fridge and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a wedge of sliced strawberry before serving.
Ice tea has always been a summer refresher, and here you'll find an adult beverage version in party shot form. These iced tea jello shots are made with a fun mixture of coca cola, lemon juice, unflavored gelatin, rum, tequila and vodka. Pour this mixture into your favorite shot cups and chill well.
These 2-layered party shots feature red cherry jello and orange jello in a delicious replica of a tequila sunrise drink. A little orange juice in the mix helps keep it sweet. Maraschino cherries and orange wedges make edible garnishes for this fun cocktail shot.
Keep the party going with these watermelon jello shots with two adorable ways to serve them. Watermelon jello, gelatin and vodka form the clear and flavorful liquid. Pour the mixture into very small wedges of actual watermelon rind or use wedges of lime rind. Either way, they make a stunning presentation for a backyard party!
Almost every summer picnic will have an apple pie on the dessert table, and here, we take those cozy flavors and pop them into a jello shot. Apple whiskey joins apple cider for a boozy shot that's easily made with unflavored gelatin. Mix it and pour in to shot cups. Chill well and top each with a spritz of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon before serving.
These dessert-worthy jello shots are a delectable blend of lemon jello, lemon cheesecake liqueur and vodka. Pour this easy to make mixture into party shot cups and chill well to set. Before serving, top them with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.
Everyone's favorite campfire dessert gets a new setting in this fun s'mores pudding shot made with an instant chocolate pudding mix. Marshmallow-flavored vodka gives it a little spike while cool whip in the mix keeps it light and fluffy. Fill each mini cup with crushed graham cracker crumbs before filling with the chocolate mixture. Chill well and before decorating. Spoon on marshmallow fluff and use a kitchen torch to give it a little brown singe and then garnish with a small piece chocolate bar on top.
Toast your celebration with these fancy champagne jello shots. Keep it effervescent with a festive mixture of lemonade, sparkling champagne, unflavored gelatin and vodka. Sprinkle sanding sugar on the bottom of your molds or shot cups before filling with the prepared jello mixture. Chill well to set and garnish with more sanding sugar before serving.
All the flavors of your favorite summer creamsicle are here in this irresistible jello shot. Orange soda pop combines with unflavored gelatin and vanilla vodka before being poured into a shot cup and chilled. Before serving garnish with a squirt of whipped cream and orange sanding sugar.
Obviously, a red, white and blue Jello Shot is ideal for patriotic celebrating, but you can really make your party feel playful with any of these delicious Jello Shots for 4th of July.
Those Pina Colada Shots have my name written all over them!
You can modify most of these 4th of July shooters to include flavors that you love! If a recipe calls for a cup of vodka, you could use something flavored, like whipped cream vodka or blue raspberry vodka, instead. Or if it calls for rum, try coconut rum.
The plastic shot cups you use should be shorter and wider for ease of eating. Something that isn’t too rigid is best so you can lightly squeeze the sides to help the Jello shot slide out of the cup.
Place the Jello Shot Cups on a cookie sheet before putting in the refrigerator to chill. If you are making more than one batch you should be able to carefully stack a second cookie sheet on top of the first batch of cups.
While not all of these shots are made with red, white and blue ingredients, you can always top them with patriotic sprinkles to make them more theme appropriate.
Sharon lives in Southern California with her adorable family. She loves to share easy recipes and ideas to make mom life easier and encourage gathering friends at home! Sharon's "me" time often includes watching spy shows, sipping sauvignon blanc, trying not to eat Salt and Pepper potato chips, and planning girlfriend getaways.