Enjoy this jello shot recipe! Sweet Tea Jello Shots is guaranteed to bring more fun to your party. Composed of white rum and tea, this party favorite is delicious, light, and fun!
They are quick and easy to make, perfect for parties all year round. A highly customizable boozy drink made into a dessert, this jello shots recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party!
Sure, you could enjoy a sweet tea on its own. But why not turn it into something even more delicious and festive?
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make sweet tea jello shots that are perfect for any party or gathering.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!
Why You’ll Love This Jello Shots Recipe
- It's light and delicious
- You can make it in advance
- Quick and easy to make
- Easy to find ingredients
- Highly Customizable
- You can make them all year round
The full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card.
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Equipment Needed to Make This Sweet Tea Jello Shots
- 6 Mini Mason Jar shot glasses
- Wooden spatula
- Measure cups or spoons
- Parchment paper or cookie sheet
- Serving plate or tray
Ingredients for Your Sweet Tea Jello Shots
Makes 6 Mini Jello Shots.
- Tea Bags
- Cups of Boiling Water
- Cup of Sugar
- Unflavored Gelatin
How to Make Your Sweet Tea Jello Shots.
Step 1. Boil the water and pour the boiling water into a pitcher.
Step 2. Add the tea bags, and sugar, and stir well. Let the tea steep for 20 minutes, and remove the tea bags from the water.
Step 3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the sweet tea, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.
Step 4. Stir well, and add whiskey. Stir to combine so that tea and gelatin are well mixed.
Step 5. Place the mini mason shot glasses on a small tray or cookie sheet, and pour the gelatin mixture into the shot glasses, filling them with the tea.
Step 6. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Garnish with a lemon wedge, serve, and enjoy!
What to Serve with Your Whiskey Jello Shot.
Fruits like cherries, berries, or lemon go well with your jello shots.
Chocolates like truffles also taste great with these.
Wedges of citrus fruits are great garnishes on your Jell O.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- Sanding sugar
- Whipped cream
- Fruit juice
- Gummy bears
- Other alcoholic drinks
How to Reheat & Store Sweet Tea Jello Shots
To store your Sweet Tea jello shots, place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. They will always taste best if you eat/drink them within a few days.
Best Way to Store Jelly Shots Leftover
The best way to store your jelly shots is to freeze them. This may take some time and some trial and error, but this is better than your jelly shots going to waste.
How Long Will Sweet Tea Jello Shots Last in the Fridge?
When stored properly, your Sweet Tea Jello Shots can last for 2 months in the fridge. Use the top shelf as it is the coldest part of the fridge.
Can I Freeze My Jello?
Yes, you may freeze your Jello. Place them in a freezer-safe container in batches. Another option is to put your Jell O in an ice cube tray, that way they maintain their shapes. Seal your ice cube tray before putting it in the freezer.
How to Reheat your Yummy Drink Jello?
Remove a batch of your yummy drink jello from the freezer and reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds or until it becomes liquid. You can add ice and take it for an afternoon sip.
Jelly Shots Recipes FAQs
How much alcohol can you put in jello shots?
You can put at least ½ cup to 2/3 cup of alcohol in your jello shots. Do not add more than what is recommended as it will affect the consistency of your jello shots.
What's the best alcohol to use for jello shots?
The best alcohol drinks for your jello shots are vodka or white rum. These will not affect the taste of your jello, instead, let the flavor of your jello shine.
Do jello shots get you drunk?
It is less likely that you will get drunk from jello shots, as they only contain a small amount of alcohol.
How do I make jello shots?
You can make jello shots by dissolving jello or unflavored gelatin in boiling water. You can then add your preferred alcohol and a half cup of cold water. Pour your mixture into jello cups and let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Is rum or vodka better for jello shots?
The most neutral alcohol is vodka. It lets your jello flavor shine. However, rum also blends well with just about any jello flavor. Either choice is great.
How do you eat jello shot syringes?
Mix your jello with 1 cup of boiling water. Stir well until jello is dissolved. Stir in your rum or vodka. Take caps off syringes and suck two ounces of the hot mixture into each one. Put caps back on and let them set in the fridge for four hours. Serve and enjoy!
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Ready to party? Check out the recipe below and get started on your own Sweet Tea Jello Shots!
Whether you’re looking for a new party favorite or just want to enjoy a delicious drink, Sweet Tea Jello Shots is the perfect recipe.
They’re sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Cheers!
Sweet Tea Jello Shots Recipe
Sweet Tea Jello Shots
- 1/2 cup of Whiskey
- 3 Tea Bags
- 4 cups of Boiling Water
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 2 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
- 6 Mini Mason Jar shot glasses
- Boil the Water, and pour the boiling water into a pitcher, and add the Tea Bags, and Sugar, and stir well. Let Tea steep for 20 minutes, and remove Tea Bags from Water.
- Sprinkle the Gelatin over the Tea, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.
- Stir well, and add Whiskey.
- Stir to combine so that Tea and Gelatin are well mixed.
- Place the Mini Mason Shot Glasses on a small tray or cookie sheet, and pour the Gelatin mixture into the Shot Glasses, filling them with the Tea.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- Garnish with a Lemon Wedge, serve, and Enjoy!
These Sweet Tea Jello Shots are such a cute idea with the Mini Mason Jars to serve them in.
These are sure to be a hit at any party, or celebration you're having.
These are great on a buffet table, or on a tray to pass around, or served to guests.
No matter how you choose to serve them, they're sure to be a hit.
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