Fireball Cherry Jello Shots Recipe

This Fireball cherry jello shots recipe is a tasty shooter with a delicious Cinnamon flavor that will add a kick to any adult party.

I love serving jello shots for parties. Especially when they are so easy to make like this Fireball cherry jello shots recipe, these Green Apple Fireball jello shots and these berry blue Malibu jello shots.

Fireball Cherry Jello Shots Recipe

Fireball Cherry Jello Shots Recipe

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When you need some red jello shots with a bit of a kick and is easy to make, this fireball cherry jello shots recipe can’t be beat.

The cherry flavor of the jello helps to balance out the strong cinnamon taste from the Fireball whisky and makes for a winning combination.

I like to serve them with blue jello shots for the 4th of July, with green jello shots at Christmas parties, and whenever my favorite football team (Go Falcons!) is having a big game.

Or even when some of my not-so-favorite football teams are playing…(that would be you, Patriots).

As with most jello shots, they are great party day time savers since you can make them a few days in advance and keep them in the refrigerator until you need them.

Fireball cherry jello shots


All you need for these Fireball Cherry jello shots is some Fireball whisky and a small (3-oz) box of Cherry Jello. Plus some water of course.

You don’t get much easier than that!

How To Make Fireball Cherry Jello Shots

Boil some water. You don’t need to measure at this point, but make sure it’s enough to end up with 1 cup of boiling water.

Electric Kettle

Using an electric kettle* works best for this. The spout makes it much easier to pour without making a mess, the water boils really fast and it doesn’t use up any of your stove burners. (I always seem to be making jello shots while I’m cooking for a party so this has saved me a lot of headaches!)

While you’re waiting for the water to boil, pour the Cherry Jello crystals into a mixing bowl.

I find that a glass mixing bowl with a spout* works best. The jello is easier to wash off the glass than plastic, and the spout makes it easier to pour into the jello cups later on.

When the water is boiling, pour 1 cup of it into the bowl with the jello and mix until the jello crystals have dissolved.

How Much Alcohol Do You Put In Jello Shots?

Pour 2/3 cup of Fireball Whisky into a measuring cup.

I don’t like my jello shots to have a really strong alcohol flavor, but if you do, you can use more Fireball (up to 1 cup).

Using an angled measuring cup* for this step makes it so much easier to read how much you have added.

Add enough cold water to the Fireball whisky to make 1 cup. (If you used 1 cup of alcohol, you can skip this step).

Combine the alcohol mixture with the jello in the bowl.

Fill The Jello Shot Cups

Spread some 2-oz jello shot cups* out.

Jello shot cups on a cookie sheet

I like to spread them out on a cookie sheet with a rim. It catches any spills and makes it super easy to transfer them all to the refrigerator for chilling.

Fill each of the jello cups about 3/4 full with the jello liquid.

To prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the shot cups, let the jello cool completely before putting the lids on.

This step isn’t absolutely necessary…the condensation doesn’t change the way the jello shots taste, but they look better without it.

How Long Does It Take Jello Shots To Set In The Fridge?

Put in the refrigerator to chill until set, usually 2 to 4 hours.

The time will vary depending on how full the jello shot cups are, and how cold your refrigerator is.

Cherry fireball jello shots

How Many Jello Shots Are In A Box Of Jello?

A small (3-ounce) box of jello will make about 16 2-ounce jello shots(depending on how full you make each one).

A large (6-ounce) box of jello will make about 32 2-ounce jello shots. You would need to double the rest of the ingredients in the recipe to make this work.

How Long Do Jello Shots Last?

Jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week (probably even longer). However, I think they start to lose their flavor after a few days.

I usually make them a day or two before the party to get the best compromise between getting them ready early and still tasting good.

How Do You Serve Jello Shots?

Red cherry fireball jello shot in a jello shot cup with a tasting spoon

Serve with these mini tasting spoons*. They are mini-sized spoons that are the perfect size for jello shots.

Of course, you can down the jello shots straight from the shot cup if you want to stick with the traditional method.

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Fireball Cherry Jello Shots Recipe

This fireball cherry jello shots recipe is a really easy jello shooter that has a bit of a kick to it.
4.71 from 24 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 jello shots
Calories 44 kcal


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3-oz (small box) Cherry jello
  • 2/3 cup Fireball whisky
  • 1/3 cup cold water


  • You'll need the following supplies for this recipe:
    - cookie sheet
    - 16 2-oz jello shot cups
    - kettle or pot
    - mixing bowl with a pouring spout
    - measuring cup
  • Spread out the jello shot cups on a cookie sheet. 
  • Mix the Cherry Jello crystals with 1 cup of boiling water until the jello sugar has dissolved. 
  • Add the Fireball whisky and 1/3 cup cold water. Mix again.
  • Pour into jello shot cups.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until set, usually 2 to 4 hours.
  • Makes about 16 2-oz jello shots.


  • The cookie sheet makes it much easier to transport the jello shots in and out of the refrigerator.
  • Adjust the amount of cold water and Fireball whiskey based on how strong you want your jello shots to be. Just make sure that the combination of the two comes out to 1 cup of total liquid.
  • Using a mixing bowl with a spout will make it easier to pour the jello into the shot cups.


Serving: 1 jello shotCalories: 44 kcal
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2 Responses

    • Hi Karen…I haven’t tried them like that, but they should work. You might have to provide mini tasting spoons to get everything out from the bottom of the test tube.

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