When you enter adulthood, the holidays can be more stressful than they are fun. There isn't really anything we need anymore (besides that sweet, sweet money), we're too old for toys, and we're too busy worrying about a million things to sit down and truly enjoy the season. Be that as it may, there is one surefire way to put the pep back in your step and it's with our list of Christmas jello shots!

Christmas Jello Shot Recipes

1. Layers of Joy

layered christmas jello shots

Having a jello shot is nice, but having layered jello shots in one convenient serving is even better. This recipe brings the joy of lime, cherry, and vanilla vodka all together for one awesome shot. You won't need to go out and buy different kinds of booze for each layer and the overall process will yield a helpful serving of about 30+ shots to share with all your friends.

2. Someone Pass The Cranberries

cranberry jello shots

Cranberry sauce on its own is pretty dark delicious - pair it with a slice of juicy turkey and forget about it. The only way to enjoy cranberries even more is to bring the flavor in a shot glass. Four ingredients and one hour of your time are all you need to answer all of your cranberry wishes.

3. Egg On Our Face

egg nog jello shots

Where would the holidays be without a mug full of eggnog? Quite frankly, a better question is why drink it by the glass when you can turn it intojello shots? Whipped cream, nutmeg, and a spicy cinnamon stick really make everything come together for this perfect holiday drink.

4. Frosty The Snowman

jello shots in the shape of snowmen

Okay, these Christmas jello shots aren't technically called "Frosty," but no one's stopping you from naming them! Switch things up by serving your shots in snowman form, complete with Tootsie roll decorations and pina colada. Break out those food coloring markers too so he'll at least have some buttons to wear...

5. A Nice Glass (Or Shot) Of Champagne

champagne jello shots

For some, champagne is the only drink worthy of ringing in the new year or sipping by a holiday fireside. There's no need to change tradition. You can make simple Christmas jello shots layered with champagne. The great thing about these guys is you can break them out during New Years too.

6. This Ain't Your Grandmother's Pie

pie jello shots

A slice of apple pie is wonderful during the holiday season, but it's even better when infused with alcohol. Apple cider and spiced rum is the perfect duo for creating your own mini jello shots that perfectly replicate a slice of pie. A touch of whipped cream and cinnamon for garnish seals the deal, too.

7. Chocolate Love

chocolate brownie jello shots

I mean, where would we be without chocolate at any point in the year? The only issue we really have is which form of chocolate to choose from. Chocolate mousse or chocolate brownies? What about chocolate frosting right out of the can? There's no need to decide anymore with these brownie jello shots that combine the best of several worlds.

8. Gimme A Little Sugar

sugar cookie jello shots

Sugar cookies are one of those traditional snacks we can't help but indulge in during the holidays. As opposed to inhaling a whole log of dough, make your own Christmas jello shots that taste exactly like sugar cookies. Some Irish cream mixed with butterscotch liqueur is just the right blend to put your favorite sugar cookies in a glass. Top with sprinkles or candies and you're good to go.

9. Let Them Drink Cake

fruitcake jello shots

Sure, some families put out pie for Christmas, but what a lot of guests really want is a scrumptious slice of fruitcake. Don't sweat it if you didn't have time to make one this year - creating fruitcake jello shots is the next best thing. Pineapple juice, cake-flavored vodka, and a touch of molasses oughta do the trick. You can top everything off with some candied nuts or pieces of fruit to make it extra festive.

10. Candy Cane Dream

candy cane jello shots

No more candy canes on the tree; get the perfect minty flavor we all know and love in Christmas jello shot form. Fair warning in advance that nailing down the layering of this drink might take you a few tries, but once you get it right you'll be left with layers of peppermint no one can resist.

11. An Apple A Day...

fireball apple jello shots

Apples are good for you; they keep you healthy, help with weight management, and possess lots of vitamins your body needs. That's why this jello shot keeps some of the apple but brings in a little of the sin too. Chilled Fireball and halved apples will leave you with a remodeled apple way better than the original.

12. O Christmas Tree

christmas tree jello shots

As we've seen a few times on this list, there are some jello shots that are much better in different forms. A splash of flavored vodka mixed with lime jello and molds gives you just about everything you need to make these baby trees an adult-friendly treat. Top everything off with colored sprinkles and these bad boys are ready to go.

13. You Can't Catch Me, I'm The Gingerbread Man

gingerbread jello shots

For me, one of the best things to indulge in during the holidays is a classic gingerbread man... though I don't like being the one to decorate them since they're just going to get eaten anyway. This year, though, you can save all the fuss and decoration by making gingerbread jello shots topped with whipped cream and cherries.

14. Shine Bright Like A Diamond

jello shots with sugar and sprinkles on them

Green and red are indeed the typical holiday colors, but sparkles and white shots are just as much a part of the season. Three simple ingredients and some sprinkles or sparkling sugar really make your shots dazzle. You can use sparkling white grape juice or even flavored vodka to switch things up to suit your personal tastes.

15. Christmas In A Cup

green and red christmas jello shots

Trying to get the holiday season into a shot glass is hard, splashes of vodka and bourbon mixed with red and green jello will get you pretty close. This drink is particularly easy to make, too, which means you can create them if this is your first-ever round of shots. Dust some red sugar on top to make this extra festive.

16. A Kiss Under The Mistletoe

green jello shots that look like mistletoe

As far as Christmas party favors go, the mistletoe is a classic. But you don't need to crank things up at your party too much. With a little bit of lime Jell-O, whipped cream, and mint, you'll be able to indulge in a jello shot that's sure to keep you on Santa's nice list.

17. A Drink For Royalty

raspberry jello shots

Raspberry jello and Tennessee whiskey, anyone? Look no further than this Christmas jello shot recipe to put a plethora of delicious flavors together. Four ingredients are all you need to put together this shot that's simple and sweet. It doesn't need any fancy garnishes either, so it's a great drink to make when you're in a pinch.

18. New Form Of Candy Cane

candy cane jello shots

If you don't really feel like trying your hand at the layering thing, you can make candy cane jello shots that are made from a blend of vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and peppermint schnapps. The end result is a concise little square of white jello topped with mint candies or crushed candy canes.

19. Santa, Your Hat!

jello shots that look like santa hats

Christmas trees and gingerbread men are all well and good, but what about the big guy who gives us all the presents? Pay homage to ol' Saint Nick by making these adorable little Santa hat jello shots. They'll only take you about an hour to make and you won't need more than five ingredients to get the job done.

20. Chocolate And Raspberries

white chocolate jello shots

We can praise milk chocolate all we like, but there are other kinds out there that also deserve a little love. White chocolate and raspberries not only keep things classy, but they're a terrific party drink. If you stick some red and white straws in there as well, you'll keep the aesthetic matched with that of the holiday.

These Christmas jello shots are just the tip of the iceberg. Tweak these drinks with different liquors or garnishes to make them your own. Don't be afraid to serve more than one of these shots at your party so you can keep guests happy for hours!

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