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Cherry Vodka Jello Shots

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Cherry Vodka Jello Shots are a fun and festive party treat, combining the sweet, nostalgic flavor of cherry jello with the bold kick of cherry vodka. These vibrant red shots are easy to make and perfect for any celebration. Each shot is infused with grenadine for an extra layer of sweetness and topped with a maraschino cherry, making them both delicious and visually appealing. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking to add some flair to your next gathering, Cherry Vodka Jello Shots are sure to be a hit.

Tasting Notes

Upon tasting a Cherry Vodka Jello Shot, you’re immediately greeted by the familiar sweetness of cherry jello, which melts in your mouth with a smooth, gelatinous texture. The cherry vodka adds a robust, boozy kick that balances the sweetness, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

The addition of grenadine enhances the cherry profile, adding depth and a slight tartness that elevates the overall taste. The maraschino cherry garnish not only adds a pop of color but also a burst of juicy sweetness that complements the shot perfectly.

As you savor the jello shot, the combination of flavors becomes more pronounced. The cherry jello provides a comforting, nostalgic base, while the cherry vodka brings a bold, adult twist. The grenadine’s subtle tartness cuts through the sweetness, adding complexity to the flavor profile.

The maraschino cherry offers a delightful texture contrast and a final burst of cherry goodness. These jello shots are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a fun and festive way to enjoy a cocktail in a unique, bite-sized form.

Tips & Tricks

Try using different flavored vodkas like vanilla or black cherry to add an extra layer of flavor.

Swap regular cherry jello with sour cherry jello to give the shots a tangy twist that complements the sweetness of the vodka and grenadine.

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Cherry Vodka Jello Shots

Cherry Vodka Jello Shots


  • 1 pack (3 oz) cherry jello
  • 8 oz boiling water
  • 8 oz cherry vodka
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • maraschino cherries for each cup
  • 10 x 2oz plastic shot cups


  1. Place a cherry in each empty shot cup. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl add the cherry jello and slowly pour in the boiling water.
  3. Whisk until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  4. Let cool for a couple minutes, then pour in grenadine and vodka.
  5. Whisk to combine.
  6. Fill each cup with the jello mix.
  7. Place all the jello shots in the fridge to set (about 4h).

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