Best Black Jello Shot Recipe

Black jello shots
Black jello shots

True black jello shots are pretty hard to come by, so I use the Cosmopolitan jello shot recipe and add some food coloring to it.

It doesn’t become true black, but it’s close enough for most decor.

Black Jello Shot Recipe


1 cup boiling water
1 3-ounce (small) package of Cranberry jello
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons cranberry juice
1/2 cup Vodka
1/4 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
Green food coloring
Blue food coloring

How To Make Black Jello Shots

1. Mix the Cranberry Jello crystals with 1 cup of boiling water until the jello sugar has dissolved.

2. Add the fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, Vodka and Cointreau and stir again.

3. Mix in a few drops each of the green food coloring and blue food coloring. You want to use liquid food coloring for this (the gel kind won’t work).

4. Pour into jello cups.

5. Chill for at least 4 hours.

Makes about 16 jello shots.

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