Christmas Jelly Shots

Christmas jelly shotsChristmas is a boozy occasion around these parts.  We start with champagne cocktails and eggnog at brunch, then continue with champagne and cider throughout the afternoon into the late evening.

Red and Green Jelly ShotsI wanted to make these last year, but I was pregnant and I wasn’t keen to miss out.  So this year I’ll be making them as my contribution to Christmas dinner.

Is Christmas a boozy event at your house or not?

Christmas Jelly Shots
Author: Clare Reilly
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 20
  • 1 packet of strawberry jelly
  • 1 packet of lime jelly
  • 4 x 2 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin
  • 1 tin of condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla vodka
  1. Lightly coat an 8×8 inch tray with cooking spray, wipe with paper towel.
Red Layer
  1. Sprinkle 2 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin over 1/4 cup warm water, set aside for 2 minutes.
  2. Add box of strawberry jelly along with 1 cup of boiling water.
  3. Stir until everything has dissolved.
  4. Add 3/4 cup of vodka.
Green Layer
  1. Repeat steps for Red Layer, but add green jelly instead of red.
White Layer
  1. Sprinkle 5 tsp (the remaining gelatin) into a bowl with 1/2 cup warm water. Sit for 2 minutes. Pour in 1 cup of boiling water and condensed milk. Stir well until everything is combined and dissolved.
Build your shots.
  1. Pour half the red mix into the prepared tray. Put in freezer to set for 15 minutes. Once set add 1/3 of white mix. Return to freezer to set. Once set pour in 1/2 green mix. Return to freezer. Then add 1/2 of remaining white mix, remaining red mix, remaining white mix, remaining green mix, placing in freezer to set between each addition.
  2. Place in fridge to set over night.
  3. When you’re ready to serve cut into even squares, and place gently onto a serving platter.
If your jelly starts to set between additions, place bowl over a bowl of hot water to re-melt the jelly.


christmas red and white jelly shots

12 thoughts on “Christmas Jelly Shots

  1. We usually spend the day with in-laws, who are Mormon, so it’s a zero-alcohol zone (at least until the day is over & we’re back at our house).

    1. I did find these on Pinterest, it was an American recipe, so I adjusted for Aussie ingredients and culture!

  2. Thanks Clare – have been looking for an Aussie recipe to find the amount of gelatin to add.
    Making them for a school function. Yours look fantastic!

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