If you haven’t had a Jell-O shot since your dorm days, prepare to be impressed. Jell-O shots these days are no two-ingredient throwbacks designed to get you trashed ASAP. Mixologists and foodies everywhere are turning the humble Jell-O shot on its head by layering in complementary flavors — with extra points for WOWEE presentation. The result is fancy Jell-O shots for every occasion, from Mardi Gras to Halloween to New Years and, yes, even Christmas. And they’re as beautiful to look at as they are to taste. Here are 22 super-fancy Jell-O shots that will have your grown-up taste buds doing the happy dance.


1. Champagne Jell-O Shots: Champagne, vodka, and lemonade vie for your attention in these celebratory shots. They absolutely shimmer and glimmer while they jiggle in the glass. (via Feast + West)


2. Pink Lemonade Jell-O Shots: These citrus slices are SOOOOO cute, and so easy-peasy to pull off. The color combo of pink lemonade in a crisp yellow rind makes them just perfect for a spring brunch. (via Laura Gummerman / A Beautiful Mess)


3. Candy-Sweet Jell-O Shots With Triple Sec Whipped Cream: The orange liqueur mixed with the whipped cream makes these shots sweet as a creamsicle going down. What a way to start your next fiesta! (via Baking Mischief)


4. Moscow Mule Jell-O Shots: Oh, em, gee — it’s everyone’s fave drink made into a one-shot flavor bomb. These shots should come with a warning; they go down SOOOO easy. (via Domesticate Me)


5. Dessert Wine Gelees With Citrus Fruit: You know your Jell-O shots have grown up when they’re sangria flavored. Wine lushes for the win! (via Joseph De Leo / Martha Stewart)


6. French 75 Jelly Shots: The French 75 is possibly the MOST elegant Champagne cocktail ever invented, and so are these shots. The recipe calls for gin and Champagne, so it’s not just the bubbly that will go to your head. (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)


7. Fourth of July Jigglers: These vodka cubes are colored naturally, then topped with edible flowers. They’d be perfect for a spring garden wedding reception. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)


8. Mimosa With Orange Flower Water: Everyone’s fave brunch cocktail just got a seriously elegant upgrade. If you don’t have silver serving utensils, no problemo. Use wooden skewers and decorate with edible flowers or fresh fruit. (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)


9. Cranberry Jell-O Shots: These vodka cranberry shots are so awesome, your place in your pals’ affections is guaranteed. Serve a tray at your next gathering and you’ll be everyone’s BFF. (via Ethen Calabrese / Delish)


10. Gourmet Apple Cider Bourbon Jell-O Shots: Bourbon and apple cider is a classic flavor combo, and it’s never looked so impressive. The glitter sugar rim and star anise garnish really make ’em shine. (via Feast + West)


11. Root Beer Float Jell-O: Root beer cubes suspended in a block of ice-cream flavored gelatin are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Take a tray of these to your next party and the stained glass presentation will place them front and center of the dessert table. (via Pint Sized Baker)


12. Orange Creamsicle Jell-O Shots: Vanilla vodka and orange liqueur make these orange slices impossible to resist. This is one party platter that’s sure to come back to the kitchen empty. (via Laura Gummerman / A Beautiful Mess)


13. Rainbow Cookie Shots: Look, your fave Italian cookies have been reinterpreted as a delicious multi-layered Jell-O shot. Can you say grazie? (via The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn)


14. Samoa Jell-O Shot: When all the Samoa girl scout cookie flavors come together in one bite, it’s like stuffing your face with your fave all time *boozy* cookie. Someone deserves a badge for this. (via Autumn Makes & Does)


15. Vegan Chocolate Cherry Jell-O Shots: This one’s for all the vegans in the house, who never get to enjoy a Jell-O shot. These babies are *gelled* with all-natural agar agar, so everyone will feel free to indulge. (via Namely Marly)


16. White Chocolate Strawberry Shots: These white-chocolate-and-strawberry confections spiked with whipped-cream flavored vodka are sinfully good. They’d make a great date night or anniversary dinner nightcap, because nothing says loving like a boozy dessert with a heart on top. (via The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn)


17. Valentine’s Strawberry Jell-O Shots: Bookmark these little shot-glass parfaits for V-Day, but don’t wait that long to try them. Every day is a good day for a test-kitchen trial run. (via Sweetest Kitchen)


18. Boozy Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Shots: You’re looking at boozy coffee dessert shots — three of life’s greatest things. What’s not to love? (via That’s So Michelle)


19. Baby Guinness Jell-O Shots: Even the non-beer lovers in the house will go crazy for these shots. The dark beer layer is tempered with creme de coco and the top layer is made with dreamy Irish cream. (via Slim Pickin’s Kitchen)


20. Watermelon Tequila Jell-O Shots: These citrus shots look just like little watermelons. The seeds are black sesame, but you could use dark chocolate sprinkles for a sweet treat. (Kirbie’s Cravings)


21. Tequila Sunrise Jell-O Shots: It was only a matter of time before some enterprising foodie took THE most gorgeous summer cocktail and made a mini shot of it. The paper umbrellas are the PERFECT topper. (via E Is for Eat)


22. Diamond Ring Jell-O Shots: There are so many fun ways to present Jell-O shots, but this ring mold is the pinnacle of perfection. It’s just perfect for a bachelorette, birthday, or girls’ night out party. (via Laura Gummerman / A Beautiful Mess)

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