A recipe for gelatin shots includes 3 ounces of Jell-O or any other type of gelatin, 1 cup of boiling water, 4 ounces of vodka and 1/2 cup of cold water. Preparation takes approximately 140 minutes, while cooking lasts around 5 minutes. This recipe yields 16 1-ounce shots.
Refrigerate the cold water and liquor mix before use. After pouring gelatin into a bowl, add boiling water and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Next, add the chilled water and liquor mix to the gelatin solution while stirring. Food coloring is an optional ingredient. Pour the gelatin shot mix into either molds, shot glasses or a baking pan. Plastic shot cups allow drinkers to squeeze out the jelly shot with ease. Finally, refrigerate the shots for about two hours before serving.
You can also make gelatin shots with other favorite cocktail recipes. Keep the ratio of the cocktail's ingredients intact while staying under 1 cup of total volume. In a margarita gelatin shot, this entails mixing 1/4 cup of water with 3 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of triple sec and 2 ounces of lime juice. Unflavored gelatin preserves the original cocktail taste better than flavored gelatin. However, flavored gelatin can also boost the default taste of a cocktail if used wisely. Flavored liquor also works.