Just like the popular cocktail, these vibrant green appletini jello shots are infused with delicious apple and citrus flavors and topped with whipped cream.

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Prepared appletini cupcakes, stacked, with the top jello shot decorated with whipped cream and sanding sugar.

About Appletini Jello Shots

Perfect for St Patrick’s Day or for your favorite appletini fan, these appletini jello shots have a bright green hue and an apple citrus taste that are sure to make them the star of any party or gathering.

What tools do you need to make jello shots?

Before getting started, make sure you have the following on hand:

  • 2 Ounce Plastic Shot Cups with Lids. You can also use standard shot glasses, but be aware that you can’t “shoot” with those – since it’s solid glass, you can’t squeeze the cups to help loosen the jello. If you use any type of firm container, plan on serving the jello shots with spoons.
  • Funnel or Injector – Makes it easier to fill the jello cups.
  • Mixing bowl, saucepan, whisk – All used for preparing and mixing the jello shots.

What type of gelatin should you use?

These jello shots pay homage to a classic appletini, which is infused with apple (or sour apple) and citrus and is neon green in color.

When picking the best gelatin to use, I would recommend:

Top down view of multiple appletini jello shots, some stacked, some single, some decorated with whipped cream and sprinkles.

What type of vodka should you use?

To keep with the appletini theme, any apple-infused vodka or spirit will work just fine. I have used Smirnoff brand in the past and enjoyed it.

Can you make jello shots in advance?

Yes, you totally can! That’s the best part about jello – once it’s made, it can last a few days in the refrigerator. Just make sure the jello shots are stored in a sealed container (or that the individual cups have their lids).

However, I would recommend waiting to decorate the jello shots with whipped cream and sprinkles until just before serving. The whipped cream will “deflate” over time, becoming a soupy mess on top of the jello shots, and the color of the sprinkles will bleed into the cream.

How long do jello shots last?

Once prepared, these jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three to five days.

Can you freeze jello shots?

Bad news here, guys. Because jello shots have a gelatinous form and freeze differently than water or juice, I can’t recommend freezing these jello shots. The freezing process will change the texture of the jello and dilute the flavor.

For best results, enjoy these jello shots while they’re freshly made.

Notes & tips for appletini jello shots

  • Although you may be tempted to, do not add more than 1/2 cup alcohol (total) to these jello shots. Alcohol does not solidify, so more alcohol would cause the jello not to set properly. The recipe is balanced so that you can still enjoy boozy jello shots with classic jello texture.
  • You can increase the yield of this recipe without any issues or adjustments, so feel free to whip up one large batch!
Holding an appletini jello shot up, showing off color and whipped cream decoration.

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How to make appletini jello shots

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Add water to a saucepan, then bring to a boil.

Step 2 – Add powdered gelatin into a large mixing bowl, then pour in boiling water. Whisk them together until the gelatin is dissolved.

Step 3 – Pour in the apple vodka, then whisk again to combine.

Step 4 – Pour jello into your chosen cups, filling about 3/4 or 4/5 full. Once ready, transfer the jello shots to the refrigerator to set.

Step 5 – Let chill.

Step 6 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Prepared appletini cupcakes, stacked, with the top jello shot decorated with whipped cream and sanding sugar.
5 from 1 vote

Appletini Jello Shots

10 mins prep + 5 mins cook + 2 hrs Setting Time
60 kcal
Yields: 10 jello shots
Just like the popular cocktail, these vibrant green appletini jello shots are infused with delicious apple and citrus flavors and topped with whipped cream.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 ounces green gelatin, such as lime or sour apple
  • 1/2 cup apple vodka, chilled
  • whipped cream, optional
  • gold sanding sugar, optional

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat.
    1 cup water
  • In a large bowl, pour in boiled water and add green gelatin. Whisk quickly until gelatin is dissolved.
    3 ounces green gelatin
  • Add chilled apple vodka to gelatin mix and whisk quickly until combined.
    1/2 cup apple vodka
  • Using a funnel or injector, pour gelatin into shot cups, smoothing or spooning out any bubbles that form on top. Fill cups almost all the way, leaving a small gap near the top.
  • Place finished jello shots in the refrigerator and let set for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Top each jello shot with whipped cream and sprinkles (both optional).
    whipped cream, gold sanding sugar
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jello shot | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy