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Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

Fireball and Jello Shots are natural party starters, These Cherry Fireball jello shots is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite whiskey with a fun twist.

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Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

Jello shots are always a hit at parties, and this cherry fireball version is no exception. This recipe is simple to make and uses just a few ingredients.

Fireball and Jello Shots are natural party starters, but there’s one way to up the ante and take everything to the next level: combining the two into one.

I made these Cherry Fireball Jello Shots for my 94-year-old aunt, 90-year-old aunt, and 92-year-old mother-in-law.

The three of them are sisters and we get them together every year when we come home for the summer.

Last year, I made caramel apple jello shots and sangria shots when they were over. My 94-year-old aunt casually mentioned that she loved Fireball Cherry Jello Shots.

I promised I would make them for her this year when we returned. So here we are!

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

This recipe for Fireball cherry jello shots is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite whiskey with a fun and festive twist.

The cinnamon whisky tastes just like your favorite burning hot candy, but with an added kick of spice.

For those who love both sweet and fiery flavors in their drinks or appetizers alike, this jello shot will not disappoint!

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

If you’re looking for a tasty and easy way to add some excitement to your next party, then look no further than fireball jello shots!

Made with just three ingredients – cherry jello, fireball whiskey, and water – these little bites are sure to be a hit with your guests.

And the best part is that they’re incredibly easy to make.

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

So gather your friends and get ready for a party!

What Alcohol Works Best for Jello Shots?

The best alcohol for Jell-O shots is vodka, but other spirits work well too. Fireball Whiskey is a great cinnamon-flavored whisky that makes a great combination with cherry jello.

Gin will infuse more of its own essence into the final product while still letting all those delicious flavors shine through!

How Much Alcohol Should You Put in Jello Shots?

Most people think that you can only put 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of alcohol in a jello shot with a 3-ounce box of jello because it won’t set if you use more.

I always use 1 cup of alcohol per 1 cup of water. As you can see by my jello shots, they set perfectly fine!

Can you Get Drunk Off Jello Shots?

If you have enough jello shots, I’m sure you can get pretty messed up. Two jello shots in 2-ounce souffle cups, equals 1 shot of alcohol.

So if it takes 2 shots of alcohol to get drunk, then 4 jello shots can mess you up. If 4 shots of alcohol mess you up, then you will need 8 jello shots to get drunk.

Of course, there are other factors to consider. My calculations pertain to MY Cherry Fireball Jello Shots. Someone else may be using less alcohol so it will take longer to mess you up.

It also depends on if you are drinking a cocktail, wine, or beer in addition to the gelatin shots.

And whether or not you are doing this on an empty stomach! Did you eat before you started? Are you snacking as you are drinking and eating the shots?

All in all, always remember to drink responsibly and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, DRIVE DRUNK!

My brother-in-law was killed by a drunk driver and I do not condone that behavior at all!

How Do You Eat a Jello Shot?

There are a few different methods for eating a jello shot. Some do it easier than others and some will struggle with that little 2-ounce cup for an hour.

Method One: Suck it out with your tongue. Run your tongue around the inside of the edge of the cup.

Method Two: Use your finger. It’s a little messy but it usually works.

Method Three: Tear open the side of the cup. This is kind of hard to do if the cup is hard plastic.

Method Four: Pour a little of your liquid cocktail or beverage into the cup. This usually helps the jello shot to slide right out.

Method Five: Okay, if you really can’t do it with any of the other methods above, I will give you a mini spoon for it.

Fireball Jello Shot Variations

  • Strawberry Fireball Jello Shots – Substitute Strawberry Jello in place of cherry.
  • Orange Fireball – Substitute orange jello.
  • Fireball jello shots with apple juice – Substitute apple juice in place of hot water.
  • Rumchata and Fireball jello shots – Use 1/2 cup of Rumchata and 1/2 cup of Fireball.
  • Fireball Jello shots with ginger ale – Substitute ginger ale in place of boiling water.

Cherry Fireball Shots Ingredients

  • Cherry Gelatin
  • Boiling water
  • Fireball
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Red Hot Candy (optional)
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.
Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

How to Make Fireball Cherry Jello Shots

Heat up 1 cup of water to boiling.

Add in your cherry gelatin.

Stir until completely dissolved.

Add in your cup of Cinnamon Fireball Whisky.

Mix well and pour into individual 2-ounce plastic soufflé cups.

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to firm up. 

Top with whipped cream and cinnamon red hot candy.

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

Enjoy!

Yield: 13

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots Recipe

Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

Fireball and Jello Shots are natural party starters, These Cherry Fireball jello shots is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite whiskey with a fun twist.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 – 3 oz. box of Cherry Gelatin
  • 1 cup of Boiling water
  • 1 cup of Fireball
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Red Hot Candy (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat up 1 cup of water to boiling. Add in your cherry gelatin. Cherry Fireball Jello Shots
  2. Stir until completely dissolved. Cherry Fireball Jello Shots
  3. Add in your cup of Cinnamon Fireball Whisky. Cherry Fireball Jello Shots
  4. Mix well and pour into individual 2-ounce plastic soufflé cups. Cherry Fireball Jello Shots
  5. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to firm up.  Cherry Fireball Jello Shots
  6. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon red hot candy. Cherry Fireball Jello Shots
  7. Enjoy! Cherry Fireball Jello Shots

Notes

What alcohol works best for jello shots?

The best alcohol for Jell-O shots is vodka, but other spirits work well too. Fireball Whiskey is a great cinnamon-flavored whisky that makes a great combination with cherry jello.

Gin will infuse more of its own essence into the final product while still letting all those delicious flavors shine through!

How much alcohol should you put in jello shots?

Most people think that you can only put 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of alcohol in a jello shot with a 3-ounce box of jello because it won’t set if you use more.

I always use 1 cup of alcohol per 1 cup of water. As you can see by my jello shots, they set perfectly fine!

Can you get drunk off jello shots?

If you have enough jello shots, I’m sure you can get pretty messed up. Two jello shots in 2-ounce souffle cups, equals 1 shot of alcohol.

So if it takes 2 shots of alcohol to get drunk, then 4 jello shots can mess you up. If 4 shots of alcohol mess you up, then you will need 8 jello shots to get drunk.

Of course, there are other factors to consider. My calculations pertain to MY Cherry Fireball Jello Shots. Someone else may be using less alcohol so it will take longer to mess you up.

It also depends on if you are drinking a cocktail, wine, or beer in addition to the gelatin shots.

And whether or not you are doing this on an empty stomach! Did you eat before you started? Are you snacking as you are drinking and eating the shots?

All in all, always remember to drink responsibly and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, DRIVE DRUNK!

My brother-in-law was killed by a drunk driver and I do not condone that behavior at all!

How Do You Eat a Jello Shot?

There are a few different methods for eating a jello shot. Some do it easier than others and some will struggle with that little 2-ounce cup for an hour.

Of course, there are other factors to consider. My calculations pertain to MY Cherry Fireball Jello Shots. Someone else may be using less alcohol so it will take longer to mess you up.

It also depends on if you are drinking a cocktail, wine, or beer in addition to the gelatin shots.

And whether or not you are doing this on an empty stomach! Did you eat before you started? Are you snacking as you are drinking and eating the shots?

All in all, always remember to drink responsibly and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, DRIVE DRUNK!

My brother in law was killed by a drunk driver and I do not condone that behavior at all!

How Do You Eat a Jello Shot?

There are a few different methods for eating a jello shot. Some do it easier than others and some will struggle with that little 2-ounce cup for an hour.

Method One - Suck it out!

Suck it out with your tongue. Run your tongue around the inside of the edge of the cup.

Method Two - Dig it out! 

Use your finger. It’s a little messy but it usually works.

Method Three - Rip it out! 

Tear open the side of the cup. This is kind of hard to do if the cup is hard plastic.

Method Four - Slide it out!

Pour a little of your liquid cocktail or beverage into the cup. This usually helps the jello shot to slide right out.

Method Five - Baby it out! 

Okay, if you really can’t do it with any of the other methods above, I will give you a mini spoon for it.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

13

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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