St. Patrick’s Day is filled with parties, green-colored everything, and a whole lot of adult beverages. Though many people tend to gravitate towards green beer or a Guinness, a lot of fun can be had with jello shots.
Take a look at these fifteen St. Patrick’s Day Jello shots that are perfect for any plans you might get yourself into.
St. Patrick’s Day Layered Jello Shots
Layered Jello shots are a great way to impress your friends. They are fun, exciting, and delicious. Try these recipes below that will match the Irish theme.
1. St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots
Each layer in these St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons is a different flavor combining when you shoot them into one fantastic mix.
The green layer is lime Jello mix combined with sour apple pucker. The white layer is marshmallow-flavored vodka with coconut milk and vanilla. Finally, the orange layer is orange Jello mix and orange liquor.
The three flavors taste like a citrus creamsicle! Don’t forget to top them with whipped cream, chocolate gold cake sprinkles, and sour rainbow candy!
2. St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shooters/Irish Jello Shots
These St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shooters/Irish Jello Shots by The Classy Chapter are reminiscent of the Irish flag.
To make these, you boil your water in a small saucepan, add a gelatin packet, and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Then add the lime or green apple jello mix and stir again until that is completely dissolved. In the end, stir in chilled vanilla vodka. This makes the green layer.
For the white gelatin mixture, combine unflavored gelatin with more vanilla vodka and sweetened condensed milk. Pour the white layer on top of the green, but with the remaining white gelatin mixture, add orange food coloring to create the final layer.
Once the white layer has set, pour on your final orange layer, and you’ll have beautiful citrus vanilla-flavored Irish jello shots!
3. Irish Jello Shots
This Irish Jello Shots recipe by Hoosier Homemade is similar to the recipe above by The Classy Chapter in the way that it is inspired by the flag of Ireland. This recipe also uses lime jello, orange jello, sweetened condensed milk, and unflavored gelatin. Though the recipe does not specify a specific liquor, any neutral-tasting spirit would do.
Build your layers in a plastic shot glass, top with some whipped cream and sprinkles, pair with a spoon and you’ll have a fun St. Patrick’s Day jello shot!
St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots with Whiskey
Irish whiskey is not for the faint of heart, but it does go great in these Jello shot recipes!
4. Irish Eyes Jello Shots
This Irish Eyes Jello Shots recipe by Bread Bacon Booze is a good alternative to traditional green beer on St. Patrick’s Day! It is made with unflavored gelatin, half and half, sugar, green creme de menthe, and Irish whiskey, but you add a maraschino cherry with a stem in each shot. The cherry adds a fun twist and will be a huge hit at any party.
5. Jameson Jello Shots
The Jameson Jello Shots by Sugar and Charm are a fresh take on jello shots. They contain mint leaves, Jameson Irish Whiskey, lime juice with just a touch of sugar. The flavor combination is unmatched while the green food coloring keeps them festive. Instead of using a plastic shot glass, these are set in square silicone molds making them easy to pop out and eat!
6. Pot O’ Gold Shots
Who knew the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow was a jello shot?! Well, these Pot O’ Gold Shots by Delish are a perfect boozy treat for St. Patty’s Day!
Combine lemon or pineapple Jello into boiling water and stir vigorously. Once the powder is completely melted, add your cold whiskey and another cup of water. Pour the mixture into plastic shot glasses, allow to firm up, and top with whipped topping, gold sprinkles, and a sour rainbow candy!
Rainbow Jello Shots
You may not have the luck of the Irish, but you should try your luck with these rainbow jello shot recipes!
7. Rainbow Jello Shots
These Rainbow Jello Shots by My Mini Adventurer take a bit of patience but come out beautifully! For these, you’ll need jello of each color of the rainbow including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Though you should stick to the colors, you can be adventurous with the flavor of each color. For instance, the orange gelatin could be orange, mango, or peach flavored!
8. Spiked Rainbow Jello
This Spiked Rainbow Jello recipe by Tipsy Bartender uses a similar method to the My Mini Adventurer recipe but it calls for a small white layer between each one to really separate out the colors.
9. Rainbow Cake Jello Shots
Instead of getting six different colored gelatin packets, the Rainbow Cake Jello Shots by The Spruce Eats uses six colors of food coloring. Using the food coloring gives the same great look but allows them to be cake-flavored!
Elegant St Patrick’s Day Jello Shots
Skip the dessert recipes and go with an elegant jello shot instead. These will fit the bill nicely.
10. Shamrock Shake Jello Shots
Make a mini shamrock shake without the ice cream that will melt everywhere! These Shamrock Shake Jello Shots by Cheeky Kitchen are complete with tiny straws perfect for an elegant St. Patty’s Day soiree.
11. Lucky Leprechaun Rum Jello Shot Cups
These Lucky Leprechaun Rum Jello Shot Cups by Making Lemonade Blog look like the famous green beer that is served on St. Patrick’s Day except they are actually made with rum and Irish cream. It is put together in two layers with the bottom green layer consisting of the rum, green food coloring, and clear gelatin with a top layer of Irish cream and more clear gelatin.
12. Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots
By E is for Eat
Though these Ombre St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots by E is for Eat could be classified under the layered jello shot recipes, the color gradient and gold sprinkles make them look quite elegant.
This recipe combines lemonade, lime vodka, unsweetened unflavored gelatin, and sweetened condensed milk to create the citrusy flavor and three different shades of green food coloring to create the ombre.
Jello Shots With Baileys
Bailey’s is creamy, adding the perfect complement to sweet Jello flavors. These recipes below have mastered the flavor profile!
13. Guinness and Green Jelly Shot for St. Patrick’s Day
The Guinness and Green Jelly Shot by The Spruce Eats is definitely one of the St. Patrick’s Day jello shots you’ll want to make. It has all of the ingredients of an Irish Slammer, including Guinness, Bailey’s, and Irish Whiskey, except they also add unflavored gelatin to make it jelly!
14. Irish Car Bomb Jello Shots
Irish Car Bombs are a popular shot on St. Patty’s Day and this Irish Car Bomb Jello Shot recipe by Cooking with Janica takes it to the next level. This is another two-layer shot with Guinness, Irish whiskey, and creme de cacao on the bottom and creamy Bailey’s Irish Cream on top.
15. Baby Guinness Irish Coffee Jell-O Shots
By Feast + West
Baby Guinness Irish Coffee Jello Shots by Feast + West look like mini gelatin Guinesses but taste like an Irish Coffee. The base is coffee and coffee liqueur or Irish whiskey while the cream layer on top has half and half or heavy cream and Bailey’s Irish Cream. No matter which combination you go with you’ll have sweet jello pick me up!
These themed Jello shot recipes will be the hit of your St. Patty’s day party. Try one or try them all!