How to Make Jello Shots
Making Jello shots is like making regular Jello so instead cold water, alcohol is added as well . It is poured into shot glasses or tiny cups instead of bowls.
For a basic lot of jello shots a simple jello shot recipe has been done for you
1 6-ounce package of gelatin - what ever flavor you like
16 ounces (2 cups) boiling water
6 ounces cold water
10 ounces 80-proof Alcohol - 40% or higher
In a bowl they go, you mix boiling water with the powdered gelatin until fully dissolved. let sit for approximately 1 minute to fully dissolve the gelatin. Let the gelatin cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in cold water and alcohol.
Place the shot glasses, molds or cups onto a tray and let the Jello set for two hours in the refrigerator.
Depending on the proof of alcohol, adjust the ratio of alcohol to cold water to ensure that the jello sets. Use the following ratios:
13 ounces of 30-50 proof alcohol - 20/30% abv - to 3 ounces cold water
10 ounces 80-100 proof alcohol - 40/45% abv - to 6 ounces cold water (U.S. standard)
6 ounces 150-200 proof alcohol - 75/100% abv- to 10 ounces cold water
If you would like more "potent" shots, you can "push" the recipe a bit. This variation makes 6 large cups with 2oz (2x"shots") of alcohol each, or 12 small cups with 1oz of alcohol each, yet still sets hard and tastes great.