Memorial Day Jell-O Shooters

by | May 22, 2019 | Brunswick County Life

 

A Red, White and Blue Salute!

Show your patriotism this weekend with these fruity red, white and blue shooters. This is a fun and easy make-ahead Jell-O shooter that is sure to please a crowd of patriotic adults. These are great for Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebrations by the beach or pool or any social gathering. 

I made these appealing American flag shooters for our friends, and they were impressed. The first response I got was, “Ohhh, these are pretty, how did you make them?” It was quite easy, and with lids they travel well. This boozy recipe was inspired by the patriotic popsicles I used to enjoy as a child. By layering berry-flavored Jell-O with fruity liquor, you can satisfy your sweet cravings while getting a little buzzed at the same time. 

Have a fun and festive Memorial Day weekend – and while you’re partying let’s remember why we’re actually celebrating in the first place. To all of our service men and women, present and past, we salute you! 

Print Recipe
Memorial Day Jell-O Shooters
Instructions
  1. Align the plastic cups on a sheet pan, setting the lids aside.
  2. Start by making the red layer: In a medium bowl, mix the envelope of Cherry Jell-O with 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of pomegranate vodka. Divide the red mixture into the cups and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
  3. Make the white/clear layer: In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup of cold water with the envelope of unflavored gelatin to separate the granules and let stand for 1 minute. Gradually add 1 cup of boiling water to the mixture and let cool. Divide the white mixture into the cups on top of the firm red gelatin and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Make the blue layer: In a medium bowl, mix the envelope of Berry Blue Jell-O with 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of passion fruit rum – let cool. Divide the blue mixture into the cups on top of the firm clear gelatin and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
  5. Place the lids on each cup for easy travel to your celebration destination.