Lemon Drop Jello Shots Recipe

This lemon drop jello shots recipe tastes just like a Lemon Drop Martini. It's refreshing and easy to make ahead for a party.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 shots
Author Wanda Simone



  • 1 small (3-ounce) package Lemon jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup Limoncello
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon cold water


  • Pour the jello crystals into a mixing bowl.
  • Pour 1 cup of boiling water into the jello crystals and stir until they are well mixed.
  • Then add 1/2 cup vodka, 1/4 cup Limoncello, the juice of one lemon (about 3 Tablespoons) and enough cold water (about 1 Tablespoon) to bring the total cold liquids amount to 1 cup.
  • Stir again.
  • Fill the shot cups about 3/4 full with the jello mixture
  • Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours until set.


  • Spreading the jello shot cups out on a cookie sheet makes them easy to transport to the refrigerator and helps to catch spills.
  • Using jello shot cups with lids makes them stack-able which saves on refrigerator space.
  • You can vary the amount of vodka, Limoncello, lemon juice and cold water you add depending on how strong and how lemon-y you want the flavor to be. You can even eliminate the water for stronger jello shots.
  • Just make sure that the total amount of cold liquids comes out to no more than 1 cup. Otherwise, the jello may not set.
  • Adding all of the cold liquids to a measuring cup before pouring them into the jello mixture helps to make sure you have the right amount
  • Letting the jello mixture cool in the shot cups before putting the lids on will prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the lids.
  • These jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before they start to lose their flavor.