Recipe By Leslie Kelly
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 3h 30m Ready In 3h 45m
Servings 16 shots Calories 202.4

The seasonal treat that inspires strong feelings – love ’em or hate ’em – in a boozy shot form. This version goes for a triple shot, so shoot responsibly. Serve with candy corn on the side. Cheers!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)
  • 2 cups vodka, divided
  • ice cubes
  • 1 (3 ounce) package orange-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup light rum

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour 3/4 cup boiling water into a small bowl. Add lemon gelatin mix; stir until dissolved. Pour 1 cup vodka into a glass measuring cup; add enough ice to make 1 1/4 cup. Stir into lemon gelatin until slightly thickened; remove any unmelted ice. Fill tall shot glasses 1/3 of the way with lemon gelatin mixture.
  2. 2 Refrigerate until lemon gelatin layer is set, at least 90 minutes.
  3. 3 Pour remaining 3/4 cup boiling water into the small bowl. Add orange gelatin mix; stir until dissolved. Pour remaining 1 cup vodka into a glass measuring cup; add enough ice to make 1 1/4 cup. Stir into orange gelatin until slightly thickened; remove any unmelted ice. Pour over lemon gelatin layer.
  4. 4 Refrigerate until orange gelatin layer is set, at least 90 minutes.
  5. 5 Pour 2 tablespoons warm water into a bowl. Add unflavored gelatin; stir until dissolved. Stir in condensed milk and rum. Pour over orange gelatin layer.
  6. 6 Refrigerate until top layer is set, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 202.4
  • Carbohydrate 22.4 g
  • Cholesterol 8.3 mg
  • Fat 2.1 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 81.2 mg
  • Sugar 22.4 g

Chef's Notes

Tall shot glasses are available at specialty stores or online.


  1. This is the second year I made these. I always receive a lot of compliments. This year instead of rum I used butterscotch schnapps.
  2. Overall, the shot is great looking and a hit! I used Tito's vodka and Cruzan light rum. By the recipe steps, the top layer ended up being a failure. Looked at other comments and one was helpful: For top white layer- use 2 TBSP BOILING HOT water (not "warm"like recipe says) Add unflavored gelatin and - Read more ...
  3. Turned out great! Although be sure to stir the gelatin a long time for it to dissolve properly!
  4. I had trouble with the top layer jelling. I ended up having to scrape it off and just put whipped cream for that layer. They were a hit at the party. Next time I would add orange food coloring to the orange jello. You had to hold them to the light to see the different - Read more ...
  5. I was handing these out to adults that were out trick or treating with their kids and it was a HUGE hit! For the lemon I added pineapple mango Svedka, for the orange I added mandarin Orange Absolute and the for the clear I added Captain Morgan. The lemon and orange kind of blended together - Read more ...
  6. These were a HUGE hit! I recommend doubling the recipe for the yellow and making the yellow layer fairly thick in the cup. I poured such a thin layer you could barely see the difference between the orange and yellow layers. Also, for the orange layer we used mandarin flavored vodka.
  7. Overall great but I'm not an expert gelatin maker. It took me a re-do on the top layer to get it right. I heated up the liquor a bit added it with the warm water to the unflavored gelatin then strained any thicker gelatin chunks out before adding the warmed milk to it. This fixed - Read more ...
  8. These were awesome! I don't like vodka so I used Silver Tequila for the lemon jello and for the condensed milk and for the orange jello I used Triple Sec. They tasted like very strong margarita's!
  9. Our guests were so impressed and thought they were quite good!
  10. worked great

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