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Red White and Blue Layered Jello Shot

Red White and Blue Layered Jello Shot

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Learn how to make a patriotic layered jello shot with this recipe and tips.

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A red white and blue drink is a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July or any other summer holiday. You can try a classic layered cocktail, or a frozen red white and blue drink. Or you can put your mixology skills to the test and make these red white and blue layered jello shots.

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The key to a perfect layered shot is timing. Make sure you have a few hours ahead of you before starting this recipe. Each layer needs to set in the refrigerator for 60 minutes so you can add the next layer without mixing colors.

Start with blue Jell-o as the bottom layer. Mix it up according to the recipe below and fill 24 plastic cups with a small amount of blue Jell-o. Refridgerate and elt it set before moving on.

The second, white layer, is made using sweetened condensed milk. It adds a creamy flavor and it’s the only way I’ve found to get a white layer into this shot. Let this layer set as well.

Finally mix up the red Jell-o and add it to the top. Give these shots a final cool down in the fridge and you are ready to serve!

red white and blue layered jello shot

Red White and Blue Layered Jello Shot

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

A patriotic summer drink


  • 3oz Blue Jello
  • 3oz Red Jello
  • .25 Unflavored gelatin
  • 7oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2.25 cups vodka
  • 3.25 cups hot water


  1. Mix blue jello powder with 1.25 cups of hot water and stir until dissolved. Add 3/4 cup vodka and mix well.
  2. Pour blue jello into 2oz shot cups filling 1/3 of the way full.
  3. Refrigerate for 60 minutes.
  4. Miz .25 oz (1 packet) or unflavored gelatin with 3/4 cup hot water and stir until dissolved. Add 3/4 cup vodka and stir.
  5. Mix in 7oz. sweetened condensed milk and stir until combined.
  6. Remove blue jello shots from the refrigerate and pour white jello mixture on top, filling a third of the cup.
  7. Refrigerate for 60 minutes.
  8. Mix red jello powder with 1.25 cups of hot water and stir until dissolved. Add 3/4 cup vodka and mix well.
  9. Remove jello shots from the refrigerator.
  10. Pour red jello on top of the first two layers and refrigerate for 60 minutes until set.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Give this layered jello shot a try, you’ll get about 2 dozen using these cups.

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Friday 3rd of July 2020

Kinda sad :( I timed everything but when I added the white is slowly started mixing blue into it. I made sure the blue sat in fridge for an hour and it was jello before I added the white so idk why it happened


Monday 6th of July 2020

Oh no I'm so sorry to hear that. Maybe it needs to sit longer, I made these again this year and the layers worked just fine. My best advise it to let the blue sit in the fridge longer.


Sunday 7th of July 2019

Hi! I just tried this recipe and it turned out well. The only thing I would add is the amount of water necessary (I went by the box instruction) and I would update the amount of vodka needed (3/4 cups ×3 = 2.25 cups, not 1.5 listed in the ingredients). Thanks for the recipe!


Monday 8th of July 2019

Glad they turned out well, its such a fun recipe. I didn't use the box recipe either, I played with the measurements a bit. Gotta do what works best for you. Thanks for the tips.

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