Fireball jello shots infused with spicy taste of Fireball Whisky and topped with Fireball butter cream frosting. Another way to warm up your holiday!

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About Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes

We’ve made it past the mega shopping & eating holidays, but there’s still one more looming on the horizon:

New Years Eve.

an old friend of mine and I have an annual party we attend and I’m pretty excited that I can contribute to the food this year.

In previous years, I never felt confident enough in my ability to subject the masses to my cooking, but I think I’m finally ready to take a gamble on it.

Now I just need to find the right recipe(s) to bring.

That’s where these Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes come in.

I was immediately interested in them when I saw the recipe (since Fireball whisky is the perfect alcohol for cool weather) but I still wanted to give it a shot (oh, look that pun!) to see if they turned out as well as the original poster claimed.

The cupcake shots look cute, sure, but do they taste as good as they look?

I won’t lie to you – for better or for worst, these jello shots taste just like a shot of Fireball whisky.

So if you love the raw, pure taste of Fireball whisky then these little guys will be right up your alley.

But like with most jello shots, the idea is to shoot it, not to chew it (which is a hard lesson we all learn at some point) so that you only get a hint of the alcohol going down.

However, if you’re the type that just can’t help but chew a jello shot, that’s where the buttercream frosting (and sprinkles!) come in.

These jello shots can have quite a kick on their own, but the frosting it softens them just enough to bring out the best of both worlds – the sharp kick of whisky and the touch of sweet sugar.

Personally, I’m more of a sugar fan, so it took a little willpower not to eat the buttercream frosting by itself. I could see myself making this frosting for other cakes and treats.

Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes! Fireball jello shots infused with spicy taste of Fireball Whisky and topped with Fireball buttercream frosting. Another way to warm up your holiday! | HomemadeHooplah.com

I’ve still got a few days to go until New Years, so expect to see some more festive recipes coming your way.

So far these jello shots are high on the list for making an appearance on the 31st!

Cheers, and have a happy New Year!Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes! Fireball jello shots infused with spicy taste of Fireball Whisky and topped with Fireball buttercream frosting. Another way to warm up your holiday! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes! Fireball jello shots infused with spicy taste of Fireball Whisky and topped with Fireball buttercream frosting. Another way to warm up your holiday! | HomemadeHooplah.com
3.64 from 19 votes

Fireball Whisky Cupcake Shots

20 mins prep + 5 mins cook
46 kcal
Yields: 30 jello shots
Fireball jello shots infused with spicy taste of Fireball Whisky and topped with Fireball butter cream frosting. Another way to warm up your holiday!

Ingredients 

For the Jello Shots
  • 1 1/3 cup ginger ale
  • 2 envelopes gelatin, plain / unflavored (1/4oz per envelope)
  • 2/3 cup Fireball whisky
  • 2-3 drops food coloring, red, optional
For the Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Fireball whisky
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions

For the Jello Shots
  • Lightly spray a jello shot mold (or a small muffin tin) with non-stick cooking spray and wipe off the excess with a paper towel.
  • In a medium saucepan, pour in the ginger ale. Sprinkle gelatin on top and allow to "bloom" for 2-3 minutes. Gelatin will be puffy.
  • Set heat to low and whisk ginger ale and gelatin constantly until the gelatin is completely dissolved (about 5-8 minutes).
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour in the Fireball whisky to the jello mix. Add a few drops of red food coloring if desired.
  • Pour jello mixture into molds / muffin tin and place in the refrigerator until set, about 2-3 hours.
For the Butter Cream Frosting
  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), beat the butter on medium high speed until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low and add the Fireball whisky, powdered sugar, and salt. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until frosting is creamy and smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Store frosting on the countertop (for a few hours max) until ready to decorate.
Putting it all Together
  • When jello is set, remove from mold / muffin tin and place on a serving dish. If using a muffin tin, you can use a butter knife to help loosen the jello around the edges.
  • Scoop butter cream frosting into a pastry bag (or use a Ziploc bag with a corner cut out) and decorate the jello shots as you see fit. Use sprinkles or red hot candies as desired.
  • Store jello shots in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

If you'd like a sweeter jello shot, add 1/4 or 1/2 cups granulated sugar to the saucepan after the gelatin has soaked with the ginger ale. Heat on low and whisk until the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved, then follow the steps like normal.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 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

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13 comments

    • Tabatha

    How many shots does this make?

    • Crystal

    I noticed you listed this as vegetarian, but it’s not. Gelatin comes from animals(collagen, specifically, which is extracted from the skin, bones, and connective tissues).

      • Chrisy

      Thanks for the heads up! I’ll fix that 😀

        • Kandi

        Actually you can still list this and any other gelatin recipes as vegetarian/vegan as long as you note to substitute Agar agar for the gelatin.

    • Elizabethann Lander

    I get requests to make these all the time! They are a party favorite. But my battle is that the buttercream icing doesn’t stick to the jell-o shot and they fall off. Any tricks on making it stick?!

    • This is one thing I always struggle with, too, Elizabeth 🙂 I wish I knew a good trick! I’ve tried using a toothpick to help center everything, and though it helped keep the frosting in place, it also made them real awkward to eat.

    • Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    This looks fantastic! very creative Jell-O shots!

    • Lila Asnani

    I feel like this recipe was written for me. I am hosting an 80’s party next month and I know these will be a hit!

    • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    This is so cool, Chrisy! I have done Jell-O molds, but never thought to add alcohol! I always assume Jell-O shots with vodka. Totally making these for my sister!

    • Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

    Wow, crazy! I’ve never seen shooters done like this before. 🙂

    • Cynthia (Freedman) Garrett

    Whr couldn’t you add a cherry hello or any of your choice instead of the other?

      • Chrisy

      You could use cherry Jell-O (or green apple or orange), but it might make the jello shots taste more like those other flavors than the Fireball whisky. It all depends on what you’re going for. The jello shots in this recipe taste *very* much like alcohol on their own, but the butter cream frosting is there for a sweet balance. You could skip the frosting if you had a sweeter jello base.

      If you try it with the cherry jello, can you let me know? I’d love to hear how it turned out 🙂

        • Holly

        I am making them with cherry jello, if you cut the amount if gungerale and use more fireball it takes out the sweetness, also try and slightly freeze the icing and am spoon it on shots right before serving, it stays in better.