Fireball Jello Shots

Posted on Oct 15 2015 - 6:42pm by Kelly
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Fun & Festive Fireball Jello Shots

I don’t post a lot of alcoholic drink recipes because let’s face it, drinking alcohol and staying fit don’t exactly go together like squats and Shakeology! However, I will be the first to admit, I do occasionally enjoy adult beverages (especially wine!) and that’s okay. The key is consumption in moderation. You don’t want to be consuming almost all of your daily calories in alcohol- that is how we gain weight! Not to mention, hangovers over the age of 30 are THE WORST.

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So the holidays are coming up and football is on every weekend, which means there are plenty of opportunities to socialize with friends and partake in a drink or two. I’ve always been a big fan of Jello Shots. Whenever someone brings them to a party, they always seem to be a big hit. Standard Jello Shots are made with vodka and your choice of flavored Jello. But hey, why not kick it up a notch and try Fireball Jello Shots!

Fireball Jello Shots

Fireball is a cinnamon whisky, whose slogan is “Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell.” It’s quite popular with the kids (over 21, obviously) these days, taken as shots. But be warned, these shots sneak up on you very quickly! And let me remind you that hangovers over the age of 30 are THE WORST.

Oh Look. Fireball

These Fireball Jello Shots, however, are pretty damn good! The apple cider and orange Jello combo perfectly tames the strong cinnamon whisky-ness of the Fireball. They are sure to be a hot conversation piece at your next party. And with Halloween coming up… they’re orange… just saying! But please be careful about having them around a party where children are present! These are definitely for adults only.

Halloween Fireball Jello Shots

Here is the Recipe for Fireball Jello Shots:

Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: Up to 2 days
Makes: About 24 Jello Shots
(Feel free to make two batches if you’d like 48 Jello Shots)

Fireball Jello ShotsYou will need:

2 cups apple cider
1 small box of orange Jello
1 cup Fireball whisky
24 2-ounce Jello Shot Cups (If you have trouble finding them, check your local party store, or they are available on Amazon).



Here’s what to do

Bring apple cider to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add orange Jello powder and stir to dissolve. Cool for 15 minutes. Add Fireball whisky and stir.

Line Jello shot cups on a baking sheet or tray that will fit in your refrigerator. Pour mixture evenly into Jello Shot cups (don’t put lids on yet) and refrigerate until set. This will take a minimum of 4-6 hours, but best to leave them overnight or make them up to 2 days ahead of time to get the full apple/orange/cinnamon yumminess! Enjoy!


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Are you a fan of Jello Shots? Tell me in the comments below! 

— Kelly



33 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Diana October 20, 2015 at 6:03 am - Reply

    I’m so making these this weekend! I’m going to the chargers game and was thinking of “Halloween” themed snacks and drinks before the game!

  2. Gail December 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Once set do you cover if storing in refrigerator for a couple days.

    • Kelly December 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Great question! My plastic jello shot cups came with lids so after they were set, I put the lids on. If you don’t have lids, I’d probably recommend covering the tray with wax paper or foil to keep them safe!

  3. Celia January 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Do you think I could add Knox to the recipe to make them in to jello squares? Has anyone tried this?

    • Kelly January 15, 2016 at 2:43 am - Reply

      I remember Knox Blocks from when I was a kid! That sound like a great idea, let me know if you try it!

  4. Andy May 14, 2016 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Sounds yum

  5. Justin August 7, 2016 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I’m not the fireball drinker of the family but my fiance is. 1 cup do sent seem like alot, especially for 48 jello shots. Does any1 have info if more can be added and if anything changes? My girl loves fireball and I’d love to surprise her

    • Kelly September 20, 2016 at 3:29 am - Reply

      If you do add more Fireball, you will want to use less apple cider. Any more than 3 cups total of liquid and I’m not sure they will set properly. Good luck!

  6. Liz August 25, 2016 at 12:09 am - Reply

    I made these and they are simply AHHHHH-MAZING!!! Thank you for sharing!

    • Kelly September 20, 2016 at 3:26 am - Reply

      So glad you liked them! 🙂

  7. Kelly September 19, 2016 at 5:49 am - Reply

    How do they set when there is to much liquid? To make the jello you only need 2 cups of liquid and in this fireball recipe there is 3….

    • Kelly September 20, 2016 at 3:24 am - Reply

      Mine did set ok! It can take up to 2 full days. If you’re in a rush, you can try putting them in the freezer to shorten the setting time.

  8. Patty McCombs October 1, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I used the spiced apple cider and the 6 oz box of jello. Worked perfect…..need I say they were GONE in no time! Lots of comments on how good they were! Thank you for a great recipe!

    • Kelly October 31, 2016 at 4:25 am - Reply

      That’s great! So glad to hear 🙂

  9. Anita Henry October 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I made these and they don’t make 48…they do if you do a double batch!! Great flavor. I added a cinnamon stick and whole clove to the apple juice that I used. I would probably use a little less juice so they would set a bit more.

  10. Roxanne Skarritt October 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Making this evening for our annual family/friend Halloween Costume Party for Saturday night. They look delicious and the comments are positive, so wish me luck!
    Making a double batch for my gang though! Lol

    • Kelly October 31, 2016 at 4:24 am - Reply

      I hope they were a huge hit at your Halloween party!

  11. Lori November 10, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Why wouldn’t you put lids on before they set up? All other jello shots ive made, i have filled, put lids on and stack in fridge.

    • Kelly February 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      Sure, that is a great idea!

  12. Bill December 30, 2016 at 2:03 am - Reply

    This will only make 20 two ounce shots

  13. Jessica January 21, 2017 at 1:47 am - Reply

    I used apple juice. I hope it still comes out as good! Has anyone tried apple juice instead of cider?

  14. Stacie January 31, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I am in the process now of making these. Can’t wait to try them!

    • Kelly February 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      I hope they turned out great! 🙂

  15. Tori Bloxom September 18, 2017 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I place a newspaper on the baking sheet then layer the cups. I use a turkey baster to deliver the right amount into each cup. You can stack the sheets on top of each other for added stability in transporting to the fridge. I put the lids on after they gel. Then I stack them inside 2 gallon freezer bags, vacuum the air out, and store in the freezer until I’m ready to use them.If frozen they keep a long time and no risk of melting to liquid in the cooler before we PARTAY!!!

    • Kelly September 27, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      Wow, these are great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Kim September 28, 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    I just made these and with 2 oz plastic shot cups and I only got 22 out of them. I didn’t fill them more than half way. Not sure how you get 48 but I know they will taste good.

    • Kelly October 25, 2017 at 3:33 am - Reply

      To get 48 Jello shots, you need to make 2 batches. So sorry for the confusion!

  17. Cindy October 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Making these for a halloween party, but I’m putting them in syringes. Will the recipe be different if i use apple juice also. I’m making 50 of them. Ty.

    • Kelly October 23, 2017 at 3:16 am - Reply

      Cool idea with the syringes! Apple juice might make the flavor slightly sweeter than apple cider, but I think they’ll still taste great!

  18. Mike L. October 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I adjusted the recipe slightly. I used the 6oz (large box) of orange Jello. I brought two cups of apple cider to a boil and mixed in one cup of chilled cider and one cup of Fireball. (Let it sit for about fifteen minutes before filling the plastic condiment cups.) They came out great. Each batch made 24 two ounce shots, I made three batches. My wife and I each sampled one, she declared these to be the best tasting Jello shots she has yet tried. (Last year I made some with Mango Jello and peach schnapps, they were pretty good as well.)

    • Kelly October 25, 2017 at 3:32 am - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your recipe adjustment, so glad you guys liked them so much!

  19. Laurel October 26, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Do you know if I can use this recipe with a brain mold. I want to make sure the jello sets hard enough when we take the brain out of the mold.

  20. Lauri December 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    In my circle, I am the “jello shot” lady. I hadn’t seen this recipe before, but it looks delicious! I’m going to make these to have on hand next week during our Christmas vacation.It’ll be a nice little treat to offer guests who drop by to share some holiday cheer.

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