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Square of the vertical view of the beveled glass in front of the two other glasses ad jelly beans on the table

Jelly Bean Shot

This jelly bean shot tastes so much like a jelly bean that if you're a fan, you're going to love it! It's slightly sweet and tastes just like its name.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Keyword jelly bean shot, layered shot, party shot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 shot
Calories 96kcal


  • .50 ounce blackberry brandy
  • .50 ounce pineapple juice
  • .50 ounce blue Curacao


  • 12 jelly beans


  • Pour blackberry brandy into the glass ⅓ of the way up
  • Pour the pineapple juice in the measuring glass with a spout. Place cocktail spoon bowl side up in and against the glass and slowly pour the pineapple juice over the bowl of the spoon and into the glass
  • Put a pourer into the blue Curacao bottle. Place the cocktail spoon bowl side in and against the glass and slowly pour the blue Curacao over the bowl and into the glass
  • Down the shot
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful Tips
  • How to layer a shot: Use either a cocktail spoon or a regular iced coffee teaspoon. I prefer to use the cocktail spoon because of the wider bowl but for the thin, tall shot glass, I have to use the iced coffee teaspoon because the cocktail spoon is too wide to fit in the glass.
  • Always place the spoon upside down with the bowl-side facing up in and against the side of the glass. You will then slowly pour the liquid over the bowl and so it dribbles down the inside of the glass.
  • If you plan to make layered shots, I say invest in a few pourers. I got a set of 6 pourers for $6.99.
  • Using a pourer helps to control the pour, which is critical to layering any shot. But if you do use a pourer, just know that you will have to eyeball your quantities because in that case, they’re coming straight out of the bottle, unmeasured.
  • If you don't have a pourer, you can use a small pyrex measuring glass with a spout but make sure you pour very slowly.
  • You will have to pour the pineapple juice into the small pyrex measuring glass since it will come from the can and won't be easy to pour slowly.
  • I buy small cans of pineapple juice because unless I'm throwing a party and will use it up, you want the small cans so you're not wasting the juice.
  • When layering shots, you place the heaviest liquor on the bottom and work your way up in weight.
  • I like to use different shapes of shot glasses not only because it's fun to see how each shape accepts layering, but layered shots look pretty in the different shapes.
  • I have noticed that in the tall shot glass, the layers get muddied unless the weights of the liquors are real different. But if they are close in weight, you'll get the muddied look. This jelly bean shot allows you to see how differently each shot glass handles the layers.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin C: 1mg