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Syringe Jello Shots

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to enjoy jello shots at your next party? Syringe jello shots are the perfect solution! This creative twist on the classic recipe takes only minutes to prepare and will be a hit with your friends. Everyone will love these colorful jello shots that look like they came straight out of a science lab.

A beige plate piled with jello shot syringes
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These jello shot syringes are the perfect party fare. I like to bring them to Halloween parties where they fit right in with my mad scientist costume and wow everyone. Seriously, guests’ eyes light up when they see me laying them out on a platter.

Even people who aren’t fond of the dessert will perk up when they realize there is alcohol in the ingredients. Try them and see how fast your guests line up to make them disappear.

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Just a few ingredients

  • Cherry jello – or strawberry jello
  • Lime jello – or green apple jello
  • Lemon jello
  • Orange jello
  • Vodka
  • Water
Helpful
Tips
  • I like to serve a variety of colors and flavors but you can make as many or as few as you prefer.
  • Jello shot syringes are most successful with clear alcohol like vodka, white rum, or tequila blanco.
  • If you don’t store your vodka in the freezer, the night before you make these shots, measure out as much as you need for the recipe and place it in the freezer. This helps the gelatin set faster.
  • I bought these 2-ounce syringes for this recipe, which also come in 1.5 ounces. And just a warning: these syringes are HUGE, but they still hold just 2 ounces.
  • If you don’t buy the ones I linked, do yourself a favor and make sure the syringes are BPA-free.
  • Wash the syringes before you use them.
  • If you want to go the extra mile, serve the syringes in a bucket of ice to keep the jello cold and solid.
  • You will need to chill these unique jello shots in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, which means you will need a container to place them in that will fit in the fridge. It would be best to have the syringes vertical so they gel that way. I used a light cardboard box (for wine glasses) that fit the fridge and fit the syringes.
  • The cleanest, easiest way to fill syringes is to make them work for you. After removing the cap and with the plunger completely inserted, place the tip in a bowl of jello, carefully draw out the plunger to fill the shaft with liquid, place the cap back on the syringe, and set it standing up, tip-down, in the container that will hold them all to chill in the fridge. Remember, they will be very tall with the plungers extended!
A white platter with large syringes filled with colorful jello
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

How to make syringe jello shots

Pre-step

Fifteen minutes before you start the recipe, pour the amount of cold water you will need into a large bowl and add ice cubes to make it even colder. This is optional but I like doing it this way.

Set out one glass bowl or measuring cup for each jello color/flavor you will make.

Get a whisk or spoon for stirring. Make sure to wash it between batches of jello as you don’t want to intermingle the colors.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Jello (I went with cherry, lime, lemon, and orange), vodka, and water.

four boxes of different flavored jello on a table with a bottle of vodka
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Step two

Empty the boxes of cherry (A), and lime (B) jello powder into glass bowls.

Cherry jello powder and lime jello powder added to measuring glasses
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Step three

Empty the boxes of orange (C) and lemon (D) jello powder into glass bowls.

Orange jello powder and yellow jello powder in bowls
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Step four

Boil the water either in an electric kettle or on the stovetop.

Add 1 cup of freshly boiled water to EACH bowl. (E, F, G, H) I used 4 cups of water in total.

Hot water poured into the cherry jello and lime jello
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Hot water poured into the orange jello and yellow jello
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Step five

Use a whisk or spoon to mix the hot water with the jello powder until it melts thoroughly. (Don’t leave grains of sugar on the bottom if you can help it.)

Step six

Pour 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 cup cold water into EACH bowl. Stir again until the bowls of jello are completely mixed. (I, and J) I chose to picture below only two of the flavors I made.

In total, I used 2 cups of cold water and 2 cups of vodka divided across all four of my jello setups.

Cherry and lime jello mixed and ready to be poured
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Step seven

Get a box or some type of container you can place the filled syringes in so they solidify in the vertical position.

Step eight

Take the cap off a syringe, place the tip into the jello, and carefully pull up the plunger until you’ve drawn up 2 ounces of the liquid.

Step nine

Secure the cap on the syringe and place it in your holding container tip-side down. Continue until you’ve filled as many syringes as you like. (You may have extra jello.)

Step ten

Place the box/container in the fridge for 4 hours to let the jello set.

Time to serve them.

A pile of jello filled syringes on a plate with more in the back
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Aren’t they fun?

Syringes filled with different kinds of jello on a plate and in a pitcher
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Guess what I did right after I clicked the shutter on my camera?

Yup, you guessed right! I picked up a yellow jello shot and pressed that plunger so all that lemony goodness filled my mouth. YUM.

I hope you enjoyed this jello shot syringes recipe!

Other colorful shots

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish.

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square photo of a white rectrangle plate with different colored jello shots in syringes

Syringe Jello Shots

Looking for an outrageous party treat? Learn how to make multi colored syringe jello shots with just a few simple ingredients. Perfect for any bash, these are sure to wow your guests!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: colorful jello shots, syringe jello shots
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Gel time in refrigerator: 4 days
Total Time: 4 days 10 minutes
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 88kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cherry jello powder (you don't need to do these exact flavors – you can use one color or flavor or all four)
  • 3 ounces lime jello powder
  • 3 ounces orange jello powder
  • 3 ounces lemon jello powder
  • 4 cups boiling water (divided – one cup per flavor)
  • 2 cups cold water (divided – 1/2 cup per flavor)
  • 2 cups vodka (divided – 1/2 cup per flavor)

Instructions

  • 15 minutes before starting the recipe, put cold water in a large bowl and add ice cubes so it gets as cold as possible).
    2 cups cold water
  • Boil water.
    4 cups boiling water
  • While the water is boiling, empty each jello flavor powder into separate glass bowls.
    3 ounces cherry jello powder, 3 ounces lime jello powder, 3 ounces orange jello powder, 3 ounces lemon jello powder
  • Pour 1 cup of water to each glass bowl. Take a whisk or large tablespoon and stir until the jello powder has melted.
  • Add a 1/2 cup vodka and a 1/2 cup of cold water to each bowl. Stir the jello mixture until combined.
    2 cups vodka, 2 cups cold water
  • Uncap each syringe. Place tip of the syringe in one of the jello bowls and pull the plunger up until you have 2 ounces of the liquid in it. Place the cap securely on the syringe and place it with the plunger sticking up in a box or container so it stays vertical. See notes for more tips about that.
  • Repeat until all the syringes have been used – you will most likely have jello left over.
  • Place the box or container in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • Serve
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips

  • I like to serve a variety of colors and flavors but you can make as many or as few as you prefer.
  • Jello shot syringes are most successful with clear alcohol like vodka, white rum, or tequila blanco.
  • If you don’t store your vodka in the freezer, the night before you make these shots, measure out as much as you need for the recipe and place it in the freezer. This helps the gelatin set faster.
  • I bought these 2-ounce syringes for this recipe, which also come in 1.5 ounces. And just a warning: these syringes are HUGE, but they still just hold 2 ounces.
  • If you don’t buy the ones I linked, do yourself a favor and make sure the syringes are BPA-free.
  • Wash the syringes before you use them.
  • If you want to go the extra mile, serve the syringes in a bucket of ice to keep the jello cold and solid.
  • You are going to need to chill these unique jello shots in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, which means you’re going to need a container to place them in that will fit in the fridge. It would be best to have the syringes vertical so they gel that way. I used a light cardboard box (for wine glasses) that fit the fridge and fit the syringes.
  • The cleanest, easiest way to fill syringes is to make them work for you. After removing the cap and with the plunger completely inserted, place the tip in a bowl of jello, carefully draw out the plunger to fill the shaft with liquid, place the cap back on the syringe, and set it standing up, tip-down, in the container that will hold them all to chill in the fridge. Remember, they will be very tall with the plungers extended!

Nutrition

Serving: 2servings | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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22 Comments

  1. What a fun grown-up idea for a party. I am sure these will be a hit with my guests. They look like fun to make too.

  2. This is such a fun idea for a Halloween party! Can’t wait to make these fun treats ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the recipe.

  3. How fun! These would be perfect for Halloween or anytime really. I like that they are all contained within the syringe so there’s less of a chance of a mess by exuberant party guests.

  4. This Syringe Jello Shots recipe is an absolute blast! Injecting fun into party treats โ€“ such a creative idea.

  5. I got into a little bit of trouble once when I did jello shots out of syringes, lol. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But these are definitely a fun idea for a party!

  6. What a fun idea for our next Halloween party! We always make Jell-O shots, but these will be so much more fun to serve.

  7. Now this is the type of shot Iโ€™m down for! Such an awesome recipe! Perfect poolside and for football games! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  8. What a fantastic idea! I was looking for some funny ways to serve drinks for Halloween and this is just what I was looking for. Super simple to make!

  9. These look like they would be fun to make and they look perfect for Halloween. Will save this recipe to make it later.

  10. iโ€™m hosting a halloween party. if i wanted to make it a day before, how would i store it? do i keep it in the fridge the entire time?

    1. Thanks for your question, Theresa. The best way is to put it at your mouth and squeeze it in it. Hope that helps.

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