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Purple Hooter Layered Jello Shots

These green and purple layered jello shots are made using the flavors of the Purple Hooter cocktail. Which means they taste as good as they look.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Servings 48 jello shots
Calories 23kcal

Ingredients

Purple Layer

  • 1 3-oz (small) package purple jello
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Green Layers

  • 2 3-oz (small) packages lime jello or 1 6-oz box split in half
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Supplies and Utensils

  • 1 cookie sheet (optional)
  • 48 jello shot cups
  • 1 pot or kettle
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 measuring cup

Instructions

First Green Layer

  • Get your jello shot cups ready to fill by laying them out on the cookie sheet
  • Pour 1 package of the Lime Jello into the mixing bowl.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water to the lime jello and mix until the crystals are dissolved.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the vodka, 2 Tablespoons of the lime juice and 2 Tablespoons of the cold water to the jello. 
    Note: Depending on how much alcohol you want in your jello shot, you can change the amounts of vodka, lime juice and water. Just make sure that when you add them together, the total amount of liquid comes out to 1 cup.
  • Pour the jello into the bottom 1/3 of the jello shot cups. Be careful not to overfill or your other layers will look really thin.
  • Put the lids on the shot cups and let them cool in the refrigerator until they have set, 2 to 4 hours. 

Purple Layer

  • Pour the package of grape jello into the mixing bowl.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water to the grape jello and mix until the crystals are dissolved.
  • Add 1/2 cup raspberry liqueur, 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup lime juice to the jello.
  • Let the mixture cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Do not rush this step. Pouring warm jello over the previous layer will cause it to liquify and you'll end up with a murky mixture.
  • Pour the purple jello over the top of the green jello, filling the jello shot cup to about 2/3 full.
  • Put the lids on the shot cups and let them cool in the refrigerator until they have set, 2 to 4 hours

Second Green Layer

  • Pour the second package of lime jello into the mixing bowl.
  • Bring the water in the kettle to a boil.
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water to the lime jello and mix until the crystals are dissolved.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the vodka, 2 Tablespoons of lime juice and 2 Tablespoons of cold water to the jello.
  • Let the jello mix cool completely, about 20 minutes. As with the previous layer, do not rush this step. Pouring even slightly warm jello over the previous layer of jello will cause it to liquify. 
  • Pour the jello over the top of the purple layer, filling the rest of the jello shot cup.
  • Put the lids on the shot cups and refrigerate for another 2 to 4 hours until they have set.

Notes

Putting the jello shot cups on a cookie sheet makes transporting them back and forth to the refrigerator much easier!
If you want to prevent water condensation from building up on the inside of the jello shot cup lids, wait until the jello has cooled before putting the lids on.
If you prefer more grape and less lime, you can reverse the layers and do 2 purple ones with a green layer in the middle.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jello shot | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.1g | Protein: 0.5g | Sodium: 20.8mg | Sugar: 4.9g