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Fireball Jello Shots are easy, quick, and a fun way to heat up a party. 3 simple ingredients plus water combine to form an alcohol-infused sweet and spicy treat for adults only!
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Table of Contents
  1. Fun To Eat Fireball Jello Shots
  2. Why We Love This Fireball Jello Shots Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Fireball Jello Shots
  7. Tips From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Party Drink Recipes
  11. Fireball Jello Shots Recipe

This Fireball Jello Shots recipe is the easiest way to get any adult party started and tastes like a candy-coated apple, but even better because it’s spiked with booze! Only 3 ingredients (plus optional garnish) and 5 minutes are needed to make these fun-to-consume cocktails–they’re simply a combination of Fireball Whiskey, cherry-flavored jello, and apple juice that fuses and forms into jiggly bites of an alcoholic beverage.

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Fun To Eat Fireball Jello Shots

If you haven’t had a jello shot since your dorm days, these Fireball Jello Shots taste so much better than the basics and are a quick and easy way to add heat and fire when your party needs some warming up.

To make this recipe, simply combine your ingredients, pour the liquid into mini plastic cups, refrigerate for a few hours, and then decorate with whipped cream, sprinkles, red hots, or customize the colors to celebrate the holidays, your favorite football team, 4th of July or any special occasion; it’s always fun to consume a cocktail when it wiggles and jiggles!

Everything you need to know on how to make the best jello shots.

Why We Love This Fireball Jello Shots Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients plus optional garnish.
  • Sweet and spicy boozy treat party favorites.
  • Fun to decorate and customize for any occasion with your favorite colors.
  • Perfectly pleasing for game day, Christmas parties, and holidays for the over-21 crowd.

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Ingredients

  • Cinnamon Imperials red-hot candies
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup apple juice (I used Juicy Juice brand)
  • ¾ cup Fireball cinnamon whiskey
  • 3 ounce box cherry-flavored jello
  • Squirt whipped topping, Holiday sprinkles, Cinnamon Imperials red-hot candies

Substitutions and Additions

  • Fruit Flavors: I used cherry jello for this recipe but you can easily substitute strawberry jello, orange jello or black cherry flavored jello–they will taste delicious.
  • Customize Your Colors: This recipe is perfect for creating your own custom holiday or party colors. Add red and pink sprinkles for Valentine’s Day, green sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day, red, orange sprinkles for Halloween, etc. Or decorate your jello shots for a tailgate or game day get-together with the colors of your favorite team.
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How to Make Fireball Jello Shots

It is so quick and easy to make these Fireball Jello Shots by simply dissolving a package of jello with water, adding apple juice and alcohol, and chilling the mixture until firm. It’s always fun to consume a boozy beverage when it wiggles and jiggles!

  1. Place 12 (2-ounce) plastic jell o shot cups, without the lids, onto a sheet tray.
    Pro Tip: Placing them onto the sheet tray before filling will make it easier to transport to the refrigerator to chill. You can also use a muffin tray to make sure they stay in place.
  2. Whisk together the packet of jello and boiling water (do not use cold water because the jello will not dissolve) until the powder is completely dissolved.
    Pro Tip: I used a glass measuring cup to mix it all in – the spout makes it easy to pour into the cups.
  3. Add the apple juice and Fireball cinnamon whiskey and whisk for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture evenly into the plastic cups and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or up to overnight.
  5. Once your Fireball jello shots have set up, garnish with whipped topping, holiday sprinkles, and red-hot candies.
  6. Enjoy!

Tips From Our Recipe Developer

  • If you cannot find the 2-ounce plastic shot cups with lids, they may be labeled as condiment cups. These can be used interchangeably. You can use any shot cups you prefer but keep in mind that your servings may be different from this recipe.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled if you are serving them at a large party. Just remember to label them for the adults only and not the kids!

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store your jello shots covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not add the garnish until just before serving.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these jello shots without alcohol?

Feel free to leave out the alcohol to make these jello shots non-alcoholic. You can add in extra apple juice or even ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. It will make a perfectly flavorful and fun jello shot that is kid-friendly or for adults who prefer no alcohol.

Can I make these Fireball Jello Shots in advance?

You can make these Fireball Jello Shots up to 3 days ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator with the plastic lids that come with the package of shot cups. Garnish them just before you are ready to serve.

What type of apple juice should I use for this recipe?

I suggest using regular apple juice for this recipe, like what you would serve to kids, and not a freshly pressed kind. I find that the fresh-pressed, or cider apple juices tend to have a sediment that settles at the bottom of the bottles and needs to be shaken before drinking. This makes the apple juices cloudy and can therefore make your Fireball Jello Shots look cloudy and not clear like this recipe.

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5 from 6 votes
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Fireball Jello Shots

Serves — 12
Fireball Jello Shots are easy, quick, and a fun way to heat up a party. 3 simple ingredients plus water combine to form an alcohol-infused sweet and spicy treat for adults only!
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup apple juice (I used Juicy Juice brand)
  • ¾ cup Fireball cinnamon whiskey
  • 3 ounce box cherry-flavored jello
  • Squirt whipped topping, Holiday sprinkles, Cinnamon Imperials red-hot candies for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Place 12 (2-ounce) plastic jello shot cups, without the lids, onto a medium-sized sheet tray. Placing them onto the sheet tray before filling will make it easier to transport them to the refrigerator to chill.
  • In a large mixing bowl, with a pour spout, add the packet of cherry-flavored jello and boiling water. Whisk to dissolve the powdered cherry jell-o completely.
  • Add the apple juice and Fireball cinnamon whiskey and whisk for an additional 30 seconds to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Pour the Fireball jello shot mixture evenly into the plastic jello shot cups. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or up to overnight.
  • Once your Fireball jello shots have set up, you can garnish them with a squirt of whipped topping, a pinch of holiday sprinkles, and a couple of cinnamon imperials red-hot candies.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store your jello shots covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not add the garnish until just before serving.
Tips:
  • If you cannot find the 2-ounce plastic shot cups with lids, they may be labeled as condiment cups. These can be used interchangeably. You can use any shot cups you prefer but keep in mind that your servings may be different from this recipe.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled if you are serving them at a large party. Just remember to label them for the adults only and not the kids!

Nutrition Info

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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