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Fireball Jello Shots

A cherry Fireball jello shot is an alcoholic drink made with cherry jello and Fireball whiskey.

Difficulty LevelEasy
Prep TimeFive minutes
Cook TimeTwo hours
Total TimeTwo hours and five minutes
Serving Size24 shots
How Long They Last in the FridgeOne week
How Long They Last Outside the FridgeOne hour

Fireball Jello Shots

Fireball Jello Shots Recipe (Step-by-Step)

Here’s how to make Fireball jello shots.

You’ll need:

  • 1 box of cherry gelatin
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • ½ cup of Fireball whiskey

Fireball Jello shot supplies

Mix hot water and cherry jello

Boil the water and pour the gelatin into a glass mixing bowl with a spout. Once the water has boiled, pour 1 cup of the boiling water into the bowl with the gelatin, and mix the water and gelatin until the gelatin crystals dissolve.

How to make cherry Jello shots

Add the whiskey

In our recipe, we’ve used ½ cup of Fireball whiskey, but you can use more (up to 1 cup) or less (⅓ of a cup) of Fireball depending on how strong you want the shots to be.

Add the ½ cup of cold water to the ½ cup of Fireball whiskey (skip the water if you use a full cup of whiskey) and add the water and alcohol mixture to the hot water and jello bowl.

How to make fireball Jello shots

Fill the shot cups

Spread 24 2-ounce plastic shot cups on a baking tray or cookie sheet to catch any drips. Fill each of the cups ¾ full with the jello, Fireball, and water mix. Let the jello mixture cool before putting lids on the shot cups.

Refrigerate the shots

Refrigerate the Fireball jello shots for two hours. If they haven’t set after two hours, you may need to leave them in for up to four hours until the mixture is the consistency of regular jello.

Serve the shots

Once the shots are jello consistency, it’s time to enjoy them. You can either scoop them with a tasting spoon or drink the Fireball jello shot straight from the mini cup.

Fiery Fireball Jello Shots

These Fiery Fireball Jello Shots are SO easy to make, you just need a few simple ingredients:
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 150 kcal


  • Fireball - of course!
  • 3 oz pack of Cherry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • shot glasses


  1. Start by reading the instruction on your jello packet. All jello starts with the same simple steps. Boiling 1 cup of water and add the jello packet.

  2. Now, instead of adding the cold water, as the packet says, add equal parts Fireball whiskey!

  3. Whisk together until the jello is completely dissolved.

  4. Pour into shot glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Fireball Whiskey Jello Shooters for the Holidays

Christmas Jello Shots with Fireball

For Fireball jello shots with a sweet and spicy Christmas twist, start by creating the shots using the regular method, with cherry, jello, and Fireball whiskey.

Once the jello shots have set, top them with Cool Whip and then sprinkle Red Hots and sprinkles on each shot.

Fireball Halloween Jello Shots

Give your Fireball jello shots a spooky twist with food dye to make your shots look like blood. Simply add black food dye to the water and jello mix before leaving the shots to set in the refrigerator.

Jello Shots Recipe

Best Fireball Whiskey Jello Shot Tips

These tips will help you create the best Fireball jello shots.

  • Fireball jello shots also work with other types of alcohol, including rum, vodka, and other spirits. Try making jello shots with other spirits to see which variety you prefer
  • Because jello shots can take up to four hours to set, leave at least four hours between making the shots and your event
  • Alcohol can affect the setting power of gelatin, so if you use more than ½ cup of Fireball, leave your jello shots to set in the refrigerator for longer
  • To add sparkle to your jello shots for a special occasion, sprinkle the top of the shots with edible glitter before serving

Fun Fireball Jello Shots

How to Keep the Jello Shots From Sticking to the Cups

To make your jello shots come out more easily, consider these methods.

Add slightly more water to the recipe to make the shots more liquid-like. Alternatively, gently spray the shot cups with cooking spray or apply a small amount of vegetable oil with a paper towel before filling the cups with jello, to stop the shots from sticking to the cups.

Other Jello Flavors for Fireball Jello Shots

Fireball jello shots work with orange-flavored gelatin. Unflavored gelatin is also a good option for people who don’t want an overpowering gelatin flavor mixed with Fireball.

Apple Cider Fireball Jello Shots

For apple cider-flavored Fireball jello shots, make the jello shots using orange gelatin instead of cherry, and add boiled apple cider and cold apple cider instead of water for mixing the shots.

(Photos & Video @ASubtleRevelry created for us by Whitney Gray).

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