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Fireball Jello Shot




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1 Large Box Orange Jell-O or Jolly Rancher Green Apple Jello

2 Cups Boiling Apple Cider


2 Cups Fireball Whiskey




Put Jello into heat proof bowl
Pour in boiling Apple Cider — being sure to stir until Jello is completely dissolved — around 2 minutes or so


Add the 2 cups of Fireball Whiskey — If you don’t like the shots to strong, you can boil 3 cups of cider and use only one cup of the whiskey.
Stir until well blended
Arrange empty shot cups on serving trays of some kind — to make it easy to carry to refrigerator when they are ready to be chilled.


Carefully pour ingredients intoΒ 1 oz. or 2 oz. paper or plastic souffle cups of your choice


Place into refrigerator until set



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38 Responses to Fireball Jello Shot

  • Do not want shots. Saw facebook where 4 cups of liquid and 2 boxes of jello were used. Can’t remember if you boil 4 cups of fireball and then add jello or what. also how much fireball for small boxes of jello? You pour it all into a kind of bundt pan. That’s the receipe I want. Anyone know it? Ruthann

    • For small boxes I used the recommended amount of liquid I boiled 1 cup of apple cider then added the jello stirred until dissolved then added the fireball.

  • Is hard apple cider ok? Like angry orchard?

  • Could i use sparkling apple cider? Thats alp i could find at the store….

  • First time ever making Jell-O shots, just turned 21. Using orange jello hoping they’re a huge hit!!

    • Well Happy Birthday !!! I am sure they will be a HUGE hit πŸ™‚ Just beware, they will creep up on ya. Drink Responsibly πŸ™‚

  • I don’t have Apple juice or appleasure cider can I just use water to boil

  • Trying these for a party

  • I was wondering if this would taste good with apple jello has anyone tried

  • I see the comment about trying this with cherry jello but I’m just curious if you can taste the Orange flavor from the jello in the original recipe? Or does it taste just like fireball?

    • Hi Courtney
      I have not tried these so I can’t help you there — but hopefully someone can help with this question. If anyone has made these by the recipe, please let us know. Thanks

  • What color do these turn out? Could I add a few drops of red food coloring? Trying to be festive for a Christmas party πŸ™‚

    • Hi Karen
      If i remember correctly, they were not red — but sure just add food coloring. It would work just fine and not hurt the taste at all.

  • How long does it take them to set up?

    • Hi Heather
      Shouldn’t take any longer than jello. Give them a couple hours check that they are set. πŸ™‚
      Depends on how big they are.
      Thanks for question.

  • How do you think it would taste using Rum Chata? Im making jello worms and other recipes call for whipping cream to make them “cloudy”, so was thinking the Rum Chata would be a nice switch up.

    • Hi Jan
      Hmmm sounds interesting — let us know how they were please ??? I love all these new ideas everyone is coming up with. πŸ™‚
      Take Care,

  • Thinking of trying to make gummy worms out of them

    • Hi Gaby
      Wow now that is a good idea !!!
      Let me know how they were if you do that !!!
      Bet they will be delish !!!
      Take Care,

  • How do you think this would taste with cherry jello?

    • Hi Rusty

      I think these would be delicious with Cherry Jello !!!!!! πŸ™‚
      Please let us know how they taste — if you tried them with the Cherry Jello.
      Now you have me wondering ??? hahaha

      Thanks for stopping by and for great idea !!!


  • can use sugarfree jello!

  • Can apple juice be used instead of cider? How many does it make?

    • Hi Brandi

      I think Apple Juice would be fine. Just a little taste difference, not much. As for how many it makes – well you’ll have to do the math. It’s 32 oz. of liquids – so depends on what size cups you use.
      Thanks for stopping by, and for the comment.


  • Will this work with hot water instead of cider? I’m worried about adding all that extra sugar…Jello has enough sugar as it is.

    • Hi Brooke
      You could use water, however the taste would not be the same. Maybe you can use a cup of cider and a cup of water? or at least 1/2 cup of cider to get the flavor. All you can do is give it a try, and you will find out πŸ™‚ Let me know how it turns out. I am curious if you do use just water – how the shots would taste. Pretty good I would imagine. Thanks for great question
      Take Care,

  • Has anyone tried these? When looking up recipes, I found another that called for 2 cups cider and 1 cup fireball using a small box of orange jello. I would think that would be too much liquid in order for them to gel but response said it worked. Normally a small box of jello would be 2 cups liquid. Any thoughts?

    • Hi Sue

      Yes this is correct — large boxes of jello —> uses 4 total cups of liquids and small boxes uses 2 cups of liquids.
      Thanks for question.

  • Can not wait go try these !

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