Cherry Bomb Jello Shots

Cherry Jello and Vodka are a match made in heaven. Simple, delicious, and easy to make. These Cherry Bomb Jello Shots are THE BOMB, so please proceed with CAUTION!

Prep Time 10 M
Cook Time 5 M
Recipe Yield 36 Shots

Recipe by Jello Shot King

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  1. Gather all of the ingredients, we're about to make CHERRY BOMB JELLO SHOTS!
  2. Bring one cup of water to a boil. I recommend you use an electric kettle—they boil fast!
  3. Into a mixing bowl, add the contents of 1 box of CHERRY JELLO to the boiling water, and continue stirring until all Jello is dissolved, which will take about 1 minute. Then turn the heat off. Pour in your, hopefully, ICE COLD liquor and stir for 1 more minute. Science says that your shots will solidify better in the fridge if your liquor is as cold as possible when you add it to the boiling hot Jello.
  4. Prepare your shot cups! Drop a lovely maraschino cherry into each cup! For an added bonus.. soak the cherries in vodka for 24 hours before this step!Also as a PRO TIP.. I recommend using larger than normal plastic shot cups, as I show in the photos. You can get wide mouthed 2oz jello shot cups fairly cheap.
  5. After everything is totally dissolved, pour the mixture into little plastic shot glass cups. Be careful not to burn yourself! If you want to be really safe about it, check out the "Jellinator", it may save you a lot of cleanup!
  6. Let set in the refrigerator for up to a few hours, or until the jello if firm and bouncy to the touch. Enjoy responsibly! You could also think about leaving the Vodka out for a tasty non-alcoholic treat!


  1. Meep June 30, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Aren’t you forgetting something? The Jello needs to set in the fridge….

    • Jay August 18, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

      How embarrassing, thank you for pointing that out! Fixed! Thanks again!

  2. Chris July 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    How much vodka?

    • Jay August 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      1 cup Cherry Vodka (ice cold)

  3. Shot lady August 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    It ends up being 4 boxes of jello = 1 bottle of cherry vodka = 150 large shots or 300 small shots 🤪 Enjoy!!!!

    • Jay August 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

      Wow.. awesome! Good to know that!!! Did you really make that many?!

  4. Kitty October 20, 2018 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I used whipped cream vodka

  5. Cheryl A Abrigo April 15, 2019 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    When I make these, I go way crazy and use Smokey Mountain Moonshine Cherries!! These guys become an adventure!!

    • Jay April 18, 2019 at 12:07 am - Reply

      Oh man, that DOES sound amazing! Thanks for telling us all!

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