Making jello shots is a fantastic, fun way to unite people and celebrate a good time at any time of the year.
However, there’s something particularly awesome about making them in the summer for picnics, barbecues, birthday parties, and any sunny event!
Here are the best summer jello shots that are easy and fun to make and will liven up any party!
Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots
If you love the idea of putting that classic, tropical cocktail taste into a bite-sized jello shot, then this Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots recipe is for you!
I love not only the tropical taste - thanks to the pineapple juice, coconut rum, and other ingredients - but also its irresistible bright blue color.
Watermelon Margarita Jello Shots
This is the ultimate summer treat! This Watermelon Margarita Jello Shot recipe brings together all of the flavors you love in a margarita, like tequila and lime juice.
The watermelon adds just a hint of sweetness that is made all the better, and you can add a salt rim and lime wedge to each shot to really reproduce the margarita in mini jello form!
Pool Party Jello Shots
The best place to bring Pool Party Jello Shots to is - you guessed it - a pool party!
Any jello shots can make a pool party liven up, but these ones are so cute with their swimming pool-blue color, peach ring gummies, and tiny gummy bears that come together to make it look like each bear is floating on the jello shot. They're simply too adorable to resist.
Dole Whip Jello Shots
Another enjoyable jello shot recipe is the Dole Whip Jello Shot, which highlights the citrusy, sweet flavor of pineapple that's balanced with condensed milk.
I love this recipe because it brings to mind the sweet, creamy flavor of a classic Dole Whip.
Peach Jello Shots
If peaches are your fruit of choice over pineapple, why not try these Peach Jello Shots?
I love how festive they are in the fall, and I also love that with just a few ingredients, you can create such a juicy, delightful bite!
Pina Colada Jello Shots
Pina Coladas are undoubtedly my favorite cocktail, especially on vacations. So when I was on vacation with a group of friends, we didn't hesitate to make these Pina Colada Jello shots to celebrate!
Instead of just combining pineapple juice and coconut rum, this recipe calls for coconut milk as well, which gives the jello shot a unique, smoother, and creamy texture that's to die for.
Tequila Sunrise Jello Shot
I love the cherry and orange flavors of a classic Tequila Sunrise in shot form.
A Tequila Sunrise Jello Shot might not have the same smooth gradient from yellow-orange to red-orange as a Tequila Sunrise cocktail would, but following this recipe will give you the best sunrise effect possible for a jello shot, at least!
Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
A pink lemonade without alcohol is fantastic. A pink lemonade with vodka is a special treat.
And a pink lemonade with vodka in jello shot form is what dreams are made of! This unique recipe thoughtfully suggests combining strawberry jello mix with lemon vodka - genius.
Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots
An Orange Creamsicle Jello Shot might sound a bit complicated, but this recipe helps you achieve that exact flavor with just a few basic ingredients like condensed milk, orange jello, and vanilla vodka.
This jello shot is one of the best for backyard barbecues when you want to have a vibrant, youthful time.
Shark Water Jello Shots
Shark Water Jello Shots might not sound as chipper or cheery as some of the other jello shots on this list, but trust me - they're just as fun to make and eat!
You'll use blue raspberry vodka, ocean water-colored jello, and shark gummies to make this cute, ocean-themed shot.
Cherry Limeade Jello Shots
Cherry Limeade Jello Shots are an excellent combination of sour and sweet. This recipe calls for cherry jello, lime juice, and standard vodka for a simple yet incredibly tasty jello shot.
And if you want to get creative, you can scoop out the lime and create the shots in the casing, which makes it resemble tiny watermelon slices that'll be a hit at the next adult barbecue!
Red White and Blue Layered Jello Shot
Red, White, and Blue Layered Jello shots are ideal for 4th of July parties, of course. But you can also make them whenever you're simply feeling patriotic.
You'll need blue and red jello for the top and bottom and only condensed milk for the white middle.
Whether it’s the classic Dole Whip Jello Shots or something more creative like Shark Water Jello Shots, these recipes are sure to make any gathering one to remember!
With just several ingredients and some creativity, you can craft an unforgettable experience for everyone at your next party or barbecue.
What are your favorite summer jello shots? Let us know in the comments below!
12 Summer Jello Shot Recipes
- Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots
- Watermelon Margarita Jello Shots
- Pool Party Jello Shots
- Dole Whip Jello Shots
- Peach Jello Shots
- Pina Colada Jello Shots
- Tequila Sunrise Jello Shot
- Pink Lemonade Jello Shots
- Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots
- Shark Water Jello Shots
- Cherry Limeade Jello Shots
- Red, White, and Blue Layered Jello Shot
- Pick your favorite recipe
- Gather all the needed ingredients
- Prep a tasty cocktail in less than 5 minutes
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