Summer Fun: JELL-O Fruit Shots

Summer Fun: JELL-O Fruit Shots

Lemon Drops & Screwdrivers

When it comes to making drinks for a party I am all about simple and easy. One of my favorites this summer has been fruit JELL-O shots. You can make all types of fruit flavored shots with this recipe. But if you are just trying this out for the first time go for these two bar favorites.

What you need:

  • Oranges and Lemons (Any fruit that has a tough exterior: ie. Strawberries, limes, lemon, oranges, etc.).
  • 1 box of orange JELL-O (Screwdriver)
  • 1 box of lemon JELL-O (Lemon Drop)
  • Vodka
  • Water
  • Fruit Juice (optional)


Start by cutting your oranges and lemons in half and scoop out the pulp. I used a manual juicer first to squeeze the juice out and then scooped the pulp out with a grapefruit spoon. As you are scooping, be sure not to puncture the skin of the fruit so your JELL-O does not leak out.

*If you are using a juicer, be sure to hold on to the juice to add to your recipe. The fresh juice will add more flavor to your shots.*

After scooping out your fruit you can start making your JELL-O. Make the JELL-O as directed on the box. However, when the recipe calls for cold water, use 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 cup of cold water. If you want to add the juice you extracted from the fruit, use 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 cup of juice (instead of water). Once your JELL-O is ready you can start filling your fruit with the JELL-O/vodka mixture.

After filling your fruit place them in the refrigerator, preferably overnight so that they firm completely. It is very important that the JELL-O is firm before you cut your slices, otherwise you will have a mess! After your JELL-O is solid, you can start cutting your slices and serve.

*Note: If you are taking these to a party my suggestion is to cut them when you arrive to your destination. When transporting these already cut the JELL-O may shift and may ruin your shots.* 

You can also make these non-alcoholic for the kids…or your friends who don’t drink.    

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