Everyone loves a good Jell-O shot. Maybe it’s because they take you back to your crazy college days or tailgating of years past, but when the opportunity presents itself, they are *always* a good idea. The best way to take them from sorority party to classy soiree is to include fresh fruit in the mix. We’re talking everything from watermelon mint Jell-O shots in a watermelon rind to Bloody Mary shots in a hollowed-out tomato (seriously). Whatever the occasion, there’s bound to be a fruity, boozy treat calling your name. Settle in, because we found 16 ways to turn whatever fruit you like into the Jell-O shot of your dreams.


1. Orange Creamsicle Jell-O Shots: There’s nothing better than transforming the flavors of your childhood into a boozy Jell-O shot. Whipped cream vodka gives the shots their creamsicle feel, while triple sec and orange Jell-O drive home the orange flavor. Serve in individual shot glasses with a sugared rim for a fancy party treat. (via A Beautiful Mess)


2. Red, White and Blue Strawberry Jell-O Shots: Your Fouth of July party just got even more patriotic. These beauties may take a little bit of extra time, but the presentation factor alone is worth it. (via Tablespoon)

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3. Dragonfruit Jell-O Shots: You definitely won’t be seeing any dragonfruit Jell-O shots at a frat party. These would be great for a tropical-themed fete or even a random girls’ night. Try using dragonfruit vodka to kick the flavor up a notch. (via My Jello Americans)

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4. Red Hot Candy Apple Jell-O Shots: You can attribute the signature candy apple taste of these shots to cherry Jell-O and cinnamon schnapps. Fill in hollowed red apples, let it set and you’ll have a grown-up treat worthy of any carnival. (via That’s So Michelle)


5. Apple Pie a la Mode Jell-O Shots: If apple pie moonshine and ice cream sound like a perfect match, that’s because they are. Enjoy these sparingly, because they’ll knock you on your butt if you’re not careful ;) (via The Table)


6. White Wine Sangria Jelly Shots: It only makes sense to turn your favorite summer cocktail into one epic Jell-O shot. You can use whatever white wine you have on hand and whichever fruits you prefer to create your perfect version of this recipe. (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)


7. Mojito Jell-O Shots: Poolside bachelorette party, meet your house Jell-O shot. Adding gelatin to pretty much any cocktail makes for a great shot, but when you serve them inside of a lime peel, it makes them that much better. (via Feast and West)

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8. Watermelon Jell-O Shots on a Popsicle Stick: Why Jell-O shots haven’t always been served on sticks is a mystery we’ll never understand. The good news is that you can start with these layered watermelon treats that are so summer ready. (via That’s So Michelle)

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9. Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries: Whether you’re ringing in the new year or showering a soon-to-be bride, this sparkly treat is a *must* for any upscale celebration. With equal parts ginger ale and Champagne, the bubbles are sure to be plentiful. (via Cooking Channel)


10. Lemon Meringue Jell-O Shots: There’s something about lemon and whipped cream vodka that just doesn’t taste like there’s alcohol involved. Is that a good thing or bad thing? You be the judge. (via From Away)

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11. Vanilla Pear Jell-O Shots: We bet that when you were doing Jell-O shots in college, you never imagined you’d be making them out of vanilla beans and pear nectar someday. Well, you are, and 21-year-old you would be super impressed. (via Refinery 29)

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12. Red White and Blue Jell-O Shots With Cherries: What better way to rep our country’s colors than in a layered Jell-O shot? The cherry stem helps transport the whole shot to your mouth with ease. Just make sure you chew this one! (via That’s So Michelle)

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13. Spicy Bloody Mary Jell-O Shots: You’ve seen Jell-O shots poured into hollowed-out citrus and apples, but tomatoes take it to a whole new level. These spicy Bloody Mary shots are a savory show-stopper that you need for your next brunch. (via Tablespoon)


14. Bramble Jelly Shot: This complex jelly shot is one that would make any bartender proud. The bottom layer is lemon and gin, and the top is made of blackberry liqueur. (via Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)

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15. Raspberry Lemonade Jell-O Shots: Silicone baking molds are great for making various sizes and shapes out of your Jell-O. These raspberry lemonade shots are a fun and refreshing treat, and have a milder alcohol content than most others. (via The Kitchn)

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16. Watermelon Slice Jell-O Shots: Why make a bunch of tiny shots when you can have one GIANT Jell-O shot? These tangy watermelon bites are made with a mix of unflavored gelatin and watermelon Jolly Rancher Jell-O, so they keep their shape when you slice them. (via A Beautiful Mess)

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