Made from apple gelatin, apple juice and Fireball whiskey, this green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots recipe tastes like boozy apple pie in a jello shot cup.
Do you love jello shots?
And cinnamon whiskey?
Oh good. You’re in the right place!
These green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots are to die for.
And so easy to make!
They’re my go-to jello shot for Halloween and Christmas parties. Both the color and the flavor work so well in the fall.
But really…if you love this flavor combination as much as I do, you’ll want to make these jello shots ALL. THE. TIME.
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Here’s your shopping list:
- Gelatin: 1 small box of Jolly Rancher Green Apple gelatin
- Mixer: Apple juice or cider – you can substitute water if you prefer (you’ll just have a little less apple goodness).
- Alcohol: Fireball whiskey – you can use any type of cinnamon whiskey, but Fireball is my favorite
And this is the equipment you’ll need:
- Jello Shot Cups: This 2-ounce size with lids* works best
- Cookie sheet: This catches any spills and makes moving them to the refrigerator easier
- Kettle or pot: For boiling water
- Mixing bowl: Preferably with a pour spout (like these*)
- Measuring cup: I like this one* that you can read from the top. I
- Long-handled spoon: For stirring
- Mini spoons (optional): To eat the jello shots with. I like these ones*.
How To Make Green Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jello Shots
The great thing about using pre-mixed gelatin is that it’s really easy to make!
For a quick overview, watch the video:
I start by laying out my jello shot cups. You’ll need about 16 of them.
That’s how many jello shots I usually get out of one box filling the jello shot cups about 3/4 full.
Make The Gelatin
The next 3 steps are your standard jello recipe steps:
- Pour the gelatin into a mixing bowl. Ideally your bowl should have a pouring spout. That will make getting the jello mixture into the shot cups much easier.
- Boil some water in a kettle or pot.
- Add 1 cup of the boiling water into the gelatin.
- Stir until all of the jello has dissolved.
Add The Alcohol
Now comes the part that turns plain jello into shots.
Add 1/4 cup apple juice and 3/4 cup Fireball whiskey to the mixture.
You can adjust the amount of apple juice and whiskey you add depending on how strong you want your jello shots to be.
Just make sure that when you add the two together, it comes out to 1 cup. I do this by pouring them both into a measuring cup, making sure it comes out to 1 cup and then pouring it into the gelatin mixture.
You can add a little less liquid if you want your jello shots to be a bit stiffer. But don’t add more or they probably won’t set.
Pour the gelatin mixture into the jello shot cups.
If you make a lot of jello shots, it may be worth your while to get a Jellinator. It’s basically a modified funnel that lets you pour jello into the shot cups without making a mess! Find it here.
Put the lids on.
I like to wait until the jello has cooled completely before I do this.
That prevents water from condensing on the inside of the lids.
The water doesn’t hurt anything but they look better without it.
Refrigerate until set, usually 2 to 4 hours.
These jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, although I usually make them the day before. It may be all in my head, but I think they taste fresher if they haven’t been sitting around too long.
I also like to serve them with a small spoon (like this one*). Most of my friends prefer to eat them that way, rather than guzzling them straight from the shot cup.
Other Jello Shot Recipes You Might Like
Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jello Shots
- 1 2.79-ounce box Jolly Rancher Green Apple Gelatin
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/4 cup apple juice or cider
- 3/4 cup Fireball whiskey
- mixing bowl with a pour spout
- kettle or pot
- measuring cup
- 16 2-oz jello shot cups
- cookie sheet (optional)
- Put out 16 jello shot cups on a cookie sheet.
- Boil some water in a kettle or pot.
- Pour the gelatin into a mixing bowl.
- Add 1 cup of the boiling water to the gelatin.
- Stir until all of the gelatin has dissolved.
- Mix in 1/4 cup of apple juice and 3/4 cup of fireball whiskey
- Pour the gelatin mixture into the jello shot cups and cover.
- Refrigerate until they have gelled, 2 to 4 hours
- Putting the jello shot cups on a cookie sheet catches any spills and makes them easier to move into the refrigerator.
- For a stronger or weaker jello shot, adjust the amount of apple juice and Fireball whiskey. Just make sure that the total amount of liquid added is 1 cup.
- Substitute cold water for the apple juice for slightly less apple flavor
- To prevent water from condensing on the jello shot cup lids, wait until the jello has cooled completely before covering it.