Grinch Jello Shots

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Grinch Jello Shots are a tasty and festive Christmas shot recipe made with Lime jello and silver tequila.

They are very easy to make and always a hit with the adults at Christmas parties.

For more jello shot recipes give our strawberry jello shots, caramel apple jello shots, and pumpkin jello shots a try.

Grinch Jello Shots in small plastic shot cups made with lime jello, tequila, whipped cream, and a cherry on top

Or for more holiday jello shot recipe ideas check out my Christmas Jello Shots with Vodka or these cute Santa Jello Shots.

Having a Grinch-themed Christmas party? Make a batch of yummy Grinch Cookies and Grinch Bark to serve up for dessert.

Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Bowl of water, plastic shot cups, silver tequila, lime jello mix, whipped cream, red sprinkles (optional), and jar of maraschino cherries

For this grinch jello shots recipe you will need:

  • Lime Jello – Give thes perfect color for the grinch theme. We used sugar free but regular works too. Just make sure that you get the 4 ½ serving size package, not the larger one.
  • Water – one cup boiling water, and a half cup cold water
  • Silver Tequila – turns the jello into shots
  • Whipped cream & Maraschino cherries – for topping the shots before serving
  • Plastic shot glasses

Additions and Variations

  • Rim the shot cups with red sanding sugar or red sprinkles like we did with our grinch punch.
  • Not a fan of tequila? Use vodka instead.
  • Skip the cherries and add red sprinkles or a jumbo heart sprinkle to the top of the whipped cream instead.
  • Make these non-alcoholic by replacing the vodka with cold water and serve as a family-friendly Christmas party dessert instead.

How to Make Grinch Jello Shots

Step 1: Combine jello mix and boiling water in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk for 2 minutes, or until the Jello is fully dissolved.

Step 2: Stir in the cold water and tequila. Allow the jello mixture to cool for 15-20 minutes at room temperature. Then pour evenly into shot glasses and refrigerate until fully set, about 2-3 hours (or overnight).

2 image collage: on left, bowl of green jello mixture, on right: green jello shots in plastic cups

Step 3: Top each shot with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry before serving.

Red and green christmas grinch jello shots topped with whipped cream and cherry

Expert Tips

  • Place your grinch Christmas jello shots in a baking pan or muffin tin for easy transport to and from the fridge for chilling.
  • Make your shots the night before your party or event so that they will have plenty of time to set.
  • Use a disposable foil baking pan for easy party transport and clean-up.
  • This recipe yields enough for 12 (2-ounce) plastic jello shot cups. If you are using larger shot glasses it will make fewer shots.
  • Serve with these Grinch pretzel bites for a salty-sweet Grinch-themed snack.

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Grinch Jello Shots made with lime jello, tequila, and topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
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4.52 from 31 votes

Grinch Jello Shots

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes
Grinch Jello Shots are a tasty and festive adults-only Christmas shot recipe made with Lime jello and silver tequila.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 3 ounce box lime jello mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ½ cup silver Tequila 4 ounces
  • 1 cup whipped cream for topping
  • 12 maraschino cherries for topping

Instructions

  • Combine jello mix and 1 cup boiling water in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk for 2 minutes, or until the Jello is fully dissolved.
  • Stir in the cold water and tequila. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes at room temperature. Then pour evenly into shot glasses and refrigerate until fully set, about 2-3 hours (or overnight).
  • Top each shot with whipped cream and a marashino cherry before serving.

Notes

  • Place your jello shots in a baking pan or muffin tin for easy transport to and from the fridge for chilling.
  • Make your shots the night before your party or event so that they will have plenty of time to set.
  • This recipe yields enough for 12 (2-ounce) plastic jello shot cups. If you are using larger shot glasses it will make fewer shots
  • We used sugar-free lime jello mix but regular works too. Just make sure that you get the 4 ½ serving size package, not the larger one.
  • Not a fan of tequila? You can use vodka instead.
  • Make these non-alcoholic by replacing the vodka with cold water for a family-friendly Christmas party dessert.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 69kcal
    Grinch Jello Shots made with lime jello, tequila, and topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

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