About Glow in the Dark Jello Shots
The 90’s teen in me is so excited to share this recipe with you guys, because, well… c’mon, it’s glow in the dark jello shots we’re talking about there!
If you didn’t notice, they glow. In the dark.
And if you’re one of my fellow thirty-somethings, I’m sure you’re just as hyped as I am for these.
Because no matter how old we get, everything neon that glows will always be cool, amirite?
Now, I know the presentation of these jello shots are a little… odd. I mean, the skull shot glasses are awesome and all, but typically jello shots are made in flimsy plastic containers so that they’re easier to shoot.
Because that’s what you do with a jello shot. You don’t really eat or chew them; you just lift the jello shot to your mouth, pinch the plastic container, and down the hatch the jello goes.
… Well, that is, unless you’re like me and had your first jello shot a little later in life and were in the company of friends who didn’t think they needed to explain the mechanics of a jello shot before everyone partook. I can’t say I blame them for this; by that time I was in my late twenties, so you’d think I’d have this procedure down pat by now.
But, no. I unknowingly reached for a spoon and proceeded to enjoy the jello in my jello shot.
So even though it might seem “weird” to use a spoon with a jello shot, this is how I’ve always done it, even long after I “knew better.”What can I say? I just like jello.
What can I say? I just like jello.
And, of course, when it came time to capture this neon jello on camera, the only proper way to show it off was on a spoon. As jello should be.
But no matter how you enjoy to shoot your jello shot, these fun party favors are sure to be a hit for any Halloween or late night party. Even 20+ years later, neon anything is always a hit!
Notes & tips for glow in the dark jello shots
- You can use any color or flavor for these jello shots, but from what I hear, green and blue jello glow the brightest under a black light.
- Tonic water is what makes these jello shots glow, and if you’ve had tonic water, you know the taste is… harsh. The jello has sugar and helps take the edge off, but it’s not enough on its own. You’ll want to make sure you also pick a sweet rum, vodka, or liqueur to help cover up the bite of the tonic water. When making these jello shots, I used malibu rum, but you could also use midori, blue curacao, or another sweet flavored drink. Just be sure that it’s clear in color or is a close match to the color of the jello you’re using.
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How to make glow in the dark 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 tonic water to a saucepan, then bring to a boil.
Step 2 – Add powdered jello into a large mixing bowl, then pour in boiling tonic water. Whisk them together until the jello is dissolved.
Step 3 – Pour in the sweet alcohol of your choice, 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 – Shine a black light, shoot, and enjoy!
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Glow in the Dark Jello Shots
Electrify your next party with these glow in the dark jello shots! You only need 3 ingredients and they can be spiked with any sweet rum or vodka.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring tonic water to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat.
Add chilled rum (or vodka) to jello mix and whisk quickly until combined.
Pour jello into shot cups, smoothing or spooning out any bubbles that form on top. Place jello shots in the refrigerator and let set for at least 4-6 hours.
Shoot and enjoy!