Nothing says the 4th of July like fireworks, barbecues, and booze. We're not talking about your typical ice cold brew, we're talking about festive and patriotic Jell-O shots! Making Jell-O shots can be intimidating. But don't worry, because this step by step guide is easy to follow!

What You'll Need

For Red Layer

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 box instant strawberry or cherry Jello
  • 1/2 cup vodka

For Blue Layer

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 box instant blueberry Jello
  • 1/2 cup vodka

For White Layer

  • 1 box of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 vodka
fourth of july jello shots


  • For the red layer, combine Jell-O mix and boiling water and stir until dissolved. Then add, vodka and stir.
  • Next, fill shot glasses 1/3 of the way with the red mixture and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • For the white layer, combined with the unflavored gelatin, water, vodka, and condensed milk over medium heat and stir until dissolved.
  • Next, mixture over the red gelatin of the shot glass, filling it 2/3 of the way up, and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  • For the blue layer, repeat the same process as you did for the cherry Jello with the blueberry Jello and pour over the white gelatin mixture.
  • To garnish, add a maraschino cherry with the stem facing up.
  • Refrigerate for another 60 to 90 minutes and enjoy!

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