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Cherry Lifesaver Jello Shots

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you’ll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

It’s party time! And that means it’s time to break out the jello shots. This recipe for cherry lifesaver jello shots is perfect for your next bash. They’re easy to make and they taste delicious.

Have you ever tried to make jello shots? They’re actually a lot easier than you think! Plus, they’re perfect for parties.

So grab a few friends and get ready to have some fun. Cheers!

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!
Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

Can You Get Drunk Off Jello Shots?

Yes, they are made with alcohol! Although the alcohol content isn’t a lot, they are so fun and easy to eat, the alcohol can really sneak up on you.

This recipe is intended only for responsible adults of legal drinking age. It is purely intended for entertainment purposes.

Please enjoy these responsibly and with moderation.

How Long does it Take for Gelatin Shots to Set?

Assuming you use the proportions given in the recipe, it takes about 2 hours total to set up all the way. This of course also depends on the size of container you use used.

Be sure to keep them in the fridge until set, and ready to serve. If they do not set up it is likely that you used too much alcohol or liquid in general. Make sure you measure carefully!

How to Serve Peach Jello Shots

As with any jello shot, you can serve these in a variety of ways:

  • Disposable plastic shot cups.
  • Shot glasses. You will need to provide miniature spoons.
  • Muffin tins lined with silicone liners or cupcake wrappers.
  • As a sheet: Pour the gelatin layers into a baking sheet and cut them into small squares once set.
Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

Tips for Making the Best Jello Shots

  • Place your shot glasses on a sheet pan before filling them to make placing them in the refrigerator easier.
  • If the shot comes out stiffer than normal, not enough liquid was used.
  • If the shot won’t set up, it means too much crown royal was used.
  • If you want the entire shot to be a little sweeter, you can skip on the whisky layer and make the whole jello shot peach flavoured.
  • Do not replace the water with alcohol, if you put too much alcohol into your Jello Shot then it won’t set.

Make Ahead & Storage Instructions

Jello shots store well in the fridge for up to a week, they are safe to consume for about 2 weeks but the gelatin does start to break down after a week, which can give the shots a weird consistency.

If you are making these jello shots ahead of time or taking them to a party, be sure to buy shot cups with lids and store in the fridge until serving. If you using glass shot glasses be sure to cover each with plastic wrap pressed down to the surface of the shot to prevent the shots from getting a hard “skin”.

You should plan to consume the shots within 30 – 45 minutes of removing from the refrigerator.

Can you Freeze Jello Shots?

Avoid freezing your jello shots. They won’t set up faster, they will just get icy, and the frosty texture is probably not what you are going for with these particular shots. Just stick to the refrigerator.

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About the Equipment Needed to Make Jello Shots

16 2-Ounce Shot Glasses – As mentioned above, you can also use jello shot cups or just a sheet pan.

Turkey Baster – It is a lot easy and less messy to fill the shot glasses with a turkey baster. These are pretty inexpensive and can be found at most grocery stores.

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

About the Ingredients for Cherry Lifesaver Jello Shots

Jello – Use cherry flavoured jello mix.

Vodka – Use cherry vodka if you can get it, otherwise a good substitute is just using more cherry liqueur.

Cherry liqueur – Here, again, you can substitute with more cherry vodka if you like, but the flavour of half and half is really the tastiest.

Lifesavers – Use the jellies, not regular lifesavers, to garnish these shots, if desired.

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

Looking for More Jello Shot Recipes?

Check out more of my favourite recipes for jello shots!

These pineapple upside-down jello shots are a take on traditional pineapple upside down cakes. They’re perfect for any party or get together!

Looking for a fun and easy party recipe? These Crown Peach Jello Shots are perfect for your next get together!

Guinness Jell-O shots are perfect for your next party! Made with stout, Kahlua, and vodka, they look just like mini pint glasses of Guinness.

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

How to Make Cherry Lifesaver Jello Shots

Yields: 12 (2 oz) servings | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Chill Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (3 oz) Cherry Jello Mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup chilled Cherry Vodka
  • 1/2 cup chilled Cherry liqueur
  • 1 box Lifesaver Jelly candies

Directions:

Slowly add boiling water to the Jello mix in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until jello is dissolved.

Add the cold water and liquor to the Jello mix. Whisk until combined.

Pour into 2 oz condiment cups.

Refrigerate for 2 hours. Garnish by adding a Lifesaver gummy on top.

Cherry Lifesaver Jello Shots
Yield: 12 Servings

Cherry Lifesaver Jello Shots

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Love cherry lifesavers? Then you’ll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Cherry Jello Mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup chilled Cherry Vodka
  • 1/2 cup chilled Cherry liqueur
  • 1 box Lifesaver Jelly candies

Instructions

  1. Slowly add boiling water to the Jello mix in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until jello is dissolved.
  2. Add the cold water and liquor to the Jello mix. Whisk until combined.
  3. Pour into 2 oz condiment cups.
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Garnish by adding a Lifesaver gummy on top.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

2 oz

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

This information is provided as a courtesy and for entertainment purposes only. This information comes from online calculators. Although lifeloveliz.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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Love cherry lifesavers? Then you'll love this delicious cherry lifesaver jello shots recipe! Perfect for parties, they are sure to be a hit!

Cheryl

Friday 9th of September 2022

What size box of cherry jello for the cherry lifesaver jello shots

Liz Lampman

Sunday 11th of September 2022

3 oz

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