Caribbean Blue Jello Shots: A Tropical Delight!

Hey there, fellow party-goers and Jello Shot enthusiasts! Today, I want to share with you a recipe that will take your party game to the next level. It’s my Caribbean Blue Jello Shots recipe, and trust me, it’s a crowd favorite.

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to serve your drinks at your next gathering, look no further. This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also a showstopper. The bright and beautiful blue color will have your guests asking for more.

But it’s not just about the aesthetics, my friends. These Jello Shots pack a flavorful punch that will leave your taste buds singing. With the perfect blend of light rum and Jello gelatin, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island with every sip.

So, let’s get ready to mix it up and add some Caribbean flair to your next party. Follow me, and I’ll guide you through the steps to make the best Caribbean Blue Jello Shots you’ve ever tasted.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Caribbean Blue Jello Shots
Caribbean Blue Jello Shots

Are you ready to take your party game to the next level? Look no further than the Caribbean Blue Jello Shots recipe! These blue jello shots are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a Fourth of July celebration. The vibrant blue color will catch everyone’s eye, and the delicious taste will keep them coming back for more.

One of the best things about this recipe is how simple it is to make. With just a handful of ingredients – including Jello gelatin, boiling water, and light rum – you can create a crowd-pleasing cocktail in no time. Plus, you can easily customize the recipe to your liking by using different types of rum or Jello flavors.

Not only are these blue jello shots delicious and easy to make, but they’re also a fun addition to any party. Imagine your guests’ faces when they see a tray of these vibrant blue shots, perfectly chilled and ready to consume. Plus, the small size makes them easy to grab and go, allowing your guests to mingle and enjoy the party without worrying about holding onto a full-sized drink.

So if you want to impress your party guests with a fun and delicious cocktail, give this Caribbean Blue Jello Shots recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Get ready for a tropical explosion with these Caribbean Blue Jello Shots!
Get ready for a tropical explosion with these Caribbean Blue Jello Shots!

Let’s dive into the ingredient list for these Caribbean Blue Jello Shots. You’ll need Jello gelatin, boiling water, cold water, and light rum. For the blue hue, we’re using Berry Blue Jello, but you could also use Blue Hawaiian Jello for a more tropical twist.

Here’s the complete list of ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 package (3 oz) Berry Blue Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 6 oz light rum
  • 3 oz cold water

That’s it! Just four simple ingredients to create these fun and boozy treats.

The Recipe How-To

 Nothing screams
Nothing screams “party” like a tray of colorful jello shots.

Let’s get started on making these delicious Caribbean Blue Jello Shots. This recipe is perfect for any summer party or gathering, and it’s sure to impress your guests. These jello shots are easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients.


  • 1 package of berry blue Jello gelatin (3 oz)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 6 oz light rum
  • 3 oz coconut rum
  • 4 oz cold water


  1. In a large bowl, mix the berry blue Jello mix and 1 cup of boiling water. Whisk until the Jello powder is fully dissolved.

  2. Add 6 oz of light rum and 3 oz of coconut rum to the bowl. Mix well.

  3. Add 4 oz of cold water to the bowl and mix again.

  4. Pour the mixture into shot glasses, filling each one about 2/3 of the way full.

  5. Chill the shots in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the Jello has set.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results:

  • Make sure to whisk the Jello powder thoroughly to avoid any clumps.
  • Use cold water to help the Jello set properly.
  • If you want to make the shots less strong, you can reduce the amount of alcohol or substitute with fruit juice.
  • For a fun twist, try adding a layer of red or white Jello before adding the blue layer to make patriotic-themed shots.

Now that you have the recipe and tips for making Caribbean Blue Jello Shots, it’s time to get in the kitchen and start mixing! These shots are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next party or gathering.

Substitutions and Variations

 Bring the beach vibes to your next event with these blue beauties.
Bring the beach vibes to your next event with these blue beauties.

The beauty of jello shots is the endless possibilities to customize and switch up the recipe to fit your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try with this Caribbean Blue Jello Shots recipe:

– Alcohol swaps: While the recipe calls for light rum, you can easily switch it up with other types of alcohol such as vodka, tequila, gin, or even coconut rum for a tropical twist. You can also mix different types of alcohol to create a unique blend of flavors, just be mindful of how much alcohol you add to prevent the shots from becoming too strong.

– Jello flavors: The recipe features berry blue Jello, but you can experiment with other flavors such as raspberry, strawberry, or even orange for a citrusy twist. You can also combine different Jello flavors to create a colorful and flavorful shot.

– Layered Jello shots: For a more visually appealing presentation, you can make layered Jello shots by pouring each layer separately and letting it set before adding the next layer. You can use red and white Jello for a patriotic theme, or mix and match different colors and flavors to create a rainbow effect.

– Cocktail-inspired Jello shots: If you’re a fan of cocktails, you can recreate your favorite drink in Jello shot form. For instance, you can make a piña colada Jello shot by using pineapple juice and coconut rum, or a blue Hawaiian Jello shot by adding blue curaçao to the mix. The possibilities are endless!

– Milk-based Jello shots: If you prefer a creamier texture, you can try making milk-based Jello shots by using condensed milk instead of cold water. This will give your shots a smoother and richer taste, but keep in mind that they will need to be refrigerated for a longer time to fully set.

Overall, don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors and combinations to find your perfect Jello shot recipe. With so many options, you’re sure to find one that suits your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 These jello shots are perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.
These jello shots are perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

These Caribbean Blue Jello Shots are best served chilled and straight out of the fridge. They’re perfect for any party or gathering where you want to impress your guests with a fun and tasty treat.

You can serve them on a platter or in a shot glass, but make sure to have plenty of napkins on hand as they can be a bit messy. These jello shots are a great addition to any cocktail party or backyard barbecue.

Pair them with some light and refreshing appetizers, such as fresh fruit skewers, shrimp cocktail, or a cheese platter. The fruity and tropical flavors of the jello shots pair well with light and refreshing appetizers.

For those who are looking for a more adult pairing, try serving these jello shots alongside a classic rum cocktail, such as a daiquiri, mojito, or piña colada. The light rum used in the jello shots pairs perfectly with the sweet and tropical flavors of these classic cocktails.

No matter how you choose to serve them, these Caribbean Blue Jello Shots are sure to be a hit at any party or gathering. Their vibrant blue color and fruity flavors make them a fun and festive addition to any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Don't be deceived by their cute appearance, these jello shots pack a punch!
Don’t be deceived by their cute appearance, these jello shots pack a punch!

These Caribbean Blue Jello Shots can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Once the jello mixture has fully set, cover the container with plastic wrap to prevent any moisture from getting in. These jello shots will keep well in the refrigerator for up to five days.

To reheat the jello shots, simply remove them from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving. If you prefer them chilled, you can serve them straight from the refrigerator.

If you want to make these jello shots in advance, you can mix the jello powder and boiling water together up to a day before you plan to make the shots. Once the jello mixture has fully set, cover the container with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the shots.

For a fun twist, you can also try freezing these jello shots for a unique texture. Simply pour the jello mixture into shot glasses and place them in the freezer for a few hours until fully frozen. To serve, remove the shots from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect addition to any pool party or backyard BBQ.
The perfect addition to any pool party or backyard BBQ.

When it comes to making jello shots, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you achieve the perfect balance of flavor, texture, and alcohol content. Here are some tips to ensure you get the best results possible when making Caribbean Blue Jello Shots:

1. Use cold water to help the gelatin set properly. If you use hot or warm water, it can cause the gelatin to dissolve too quickly and prevent it from setting properly.

2. Mix the boiling water and Jello mix well before adding the cold water and alcohol. This ensures that the gelatin is fully dissolved before you add any other ingredients.

3. Use light rum or coconut rum for a tropical twist, but be careful not to add too much alcohol. Remember, these are still jello shots, not cocktails.

4. For a less boozy option, you can substitute some or all of the alcohol with fruit juice or soda. This can also add some extra flavor to your jello shots.

5. Use a measuring cup to ensure that you add the correct amount of each ingredient. Jello shots are all about balance, so it’s important to measure everything carefully.

6. If you want to make layered jello shots, let each layer set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before adding the next layer. This will help ensure that the layers don’t mix together.

7. Use a silicone mold or a non-stick spray to prevent the jello shots from sticking to the pan. This will make it easier to remove them from the mold or pan without damaging them.

8. Chill the jello shots in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours, or until they are fully set. This will help them hold their shape and make them easier to serve.

By following these tips, you can make sure that your Caribbean Blue Jello Shots turn out perfectly every time.


Now that you know how to make Caribbean Blue Jello Shots, it’s time to answer some frequently asked questions about this recipe. Here are some of the most common queries that people have when making this drink, along with my expert answers and advice. Read on to find out how to troubleshoot any issues you might encounter and get the most out of this delicious, fun, and easy-to-make drink.

What alcohol is best for jello shots?

When it comes to selecting the right alcohol for your Jell-O shots, there are several options to consider. Vodka and white rum are popular choices, but gin, whiskey, tequila, and brandy can also be used. Vodka is a neutral spirit that won’t overpower the Jell-O flavor, while the other spirits will add their unique taste to the shots. It all depends on the desired outcome and personal preference.

What is the water to alcohol ratio for jello shots?

When making a Jell-O shot with the standard recipe, the shot may taste watered-down due to the high water content. To avoid this, adjust the recipe by reducing the amount of water used and increasing the amount of vodka to your preferred taste.

How many days before an event should you make jello shots?

When it comes to making Jello shots, it’s important to keep in mind that they are best enjoyed when fresh. To ensure the best taste and texture, I recommend making them on the day of your event or up to 48 hours prior. While you technically could make them further in advance, I don’t recommend serving them if they’re more than a week old as they tend to lose their flavor and shrink over time. So, it’s best to plan accordingly and make them as close to the event as possible.

Does it matter how much alcohol you put in jello shots?

When making Jello Shots, it is recommended to use 1/2 cup of liquor. However, if you prefer a stronger kick, you can add up to 2/3 cup of alcohol without altering the consistency. It is important to avoid adding excessive amounts of alcohol as it can impact the Jello Shots’ ability to set properly.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Caribbean Blue Jello Shots recipe is a perfect addition to any party or gathering. With its tropical flavor and eye-catching color, it is sure to be a hit among your guests. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can also make substitutions and variations to create your own unique twist on this classic recipe.

Whether you are celebrating the 4th of July, hosting a summer barbecue, or just looking for a fun and festive way to serve drinks, the Caribbean Blue Jello Shots recipe is the perfect choice. With its blend of light rum, berry blue Jello, and cold water, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not give it a try and add a little bit of Caribbean flair to your next party or gathering? Your guests will thank you for it!

Caribbean Blue Jello Shots Recipe

Cooking time is cooling time in fridge.

  • 3 ounces berry blue Jello gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water (8 ounces)
  • 5 ounces cold water
  • 3 ounces light rum (or Island Blue Pucker)
  1. Bring water to a rolling boil, then remove from heat.
  2. Stir together boiling water and powdered gelatin in a mixing bowl. Stir constantly until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in cold water and alcohol.
  4. Pour mixture into ,individual shot-size (1oz-2oz) plastic or paper cups. ****To make the Jello easier to consume, buy plastic cups that also have lids. Pour the mix into the cup, add the lid, then turn it upside down prior to refrigeration.
  5. Place shots on a tray in refrigerator (not the freezer). Chill until firm (approximately 2-4 hours). Refrigerate until served.
< 4 Hours, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, For Large Groups, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein

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