Fireball Jello Shots Recipe

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These Fireball Jello shots add a delicious cinnamon twist to a fun party favorite. With their vibrant red color and cherry cinnamon flavor, they’re sure to become your new favorite adult party treat!

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Originally published in June 2022

Fireball jello shots with cherries

Fireball cinnamon whisky and cherry Jello combine to create these sweet and spicy Fireball Jello shots. Fireball might not be your usual go-to liquor when it comes to Jello shot recipes, but this combination really works. It brings a warm and spicy kick of cinnamon that pairs well with the sweet cherry flavor of the Jello.

These shots are finished with a bright red maraschino cherry garnish that perfectly matches the pretty red color of the Jello, creating an eye-catching and delicious adult treat. Incredibly tasty and easy to make, they’re the perfect addition to your next party!

Fireball Jello Shots from above

Why We Love This Jello Shot Recipe

  • It’s Easy – With just three ingredients, a few easy steps, and minimal prep time, these delicious Fireball shots are super easy to make, and can be prepared in advance. There’s no simpler or better way to get your party started!
  • Delicious Flavor Combination – The fiery cinnamon taste combined with sweet cherry Jello gives these shots a unique and delicious flavor. Fans of cinnamon candy and desserts will love the tasty cherry cinnamon combination.
  • It’s a Perfect Party Treat – If you haven’t had a Jello shot since college, it’s time to bring back these natural party starters. The addition of premium liquor and fancy garnishes adds a new twist to the standard Jello shot.

Ingredients

Ingredients for fireball jello shots
  • Cherry Jello – gives the shots their bright red color and cherry flavor.
  • Boiling water – dissolves the Jello mix.
  • Cold water – cools the Jello down and helps it to set.
  • Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey – adds the fun and boozy cinnamon flavor.
  • Maraschino cherries – garnish to make your shots look pretty

How to Make Fireball Jello Shots

Step 1: Place 16 2-ounce plastic shot cups on a cookie sheet. Add 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

Step 2: Pour the packet of Cherry Jello mix into the hot water and stir until the gelatin powder is dissolved.

Pouring cherry jello into saucepan with water

Step 3: Add 1 cup cold water and 1 cup Fireball whiskey. Stir until well mixed.

Pouring fireball cinnamon whiskey into cherry jello mixture

Step 4: Pour the Jello mixture evenly into the plastic shot glasses or shot cups. Move to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or until the Jello has set.

Pouring jello shot mixture into plastic shot cups

Step 5: Before serving, use a knife to remove a bit of the Jello from the center of each cup. Place a maraschino cherry in the middle. Enjoy!

Fireball jello shots in plastic shot cups

Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure to keep your shots covered in the fridge prior to serving, so they don’t form a film on top. The easy way to do this is to buy 2 oz. plastic Jello shot cups that come with lids. I find mine on Amazon.
  • If you don’t have maraschino cherries for the garnish, you could put some whipped cream and red sprinkles or red hots candy on top instead.
  • For best results, be careful not to overdo it with the Fireball. This is one case where more is not better, as too much alcohol will prevent your Jello from setting.
  • If you want to substitute a different flavor, orange Jello or green apple gelatin would also be a great choice to go with the cinnamon whisky. Add some whipped cream and an apple slice on top and you’ve got apple pie Jello shots!
Fireball jello shots with cherries and a black and white napkin
Can I Make These in Advance?

Yes, you can save time on party day by making these in advance. They’ll last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Just be sure to keep them covered or store in airtight containers and wait to add the garnish until you’re ready to serve them.

Jello shots with bottle of fireball in background

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Fireball jello shots with cherries
4.94 from 46 votes

Fireball Jello Shots Recipe


Course Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16 people
These Fireball Jello Shots take everyone's favorite party treat to a whole new level with the addition of delicious cinnamon flavor whiskey.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Place plastic cups on a cookie sheet. Add 2 cups of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
    3 cups water
  • Whisk the packet of Cherry Jello into the hot water and stir until the gelatin powder is dissolved.
    1 box Cherry Jello
  • Add 1 cup cold water and 1 cup Fireball whisky and stir again.
    3 cups water, 1 cup Fireball Whisky
  • Pour the Jello mixture evenly into the plastic shot glasses or shot cups. Move to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or until the Jello is set.
  • Before serving, use a knife to remove a bit of the Jello from the center of each cup. Place a maraschino cherry in the middle. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you can’t find Cherry Jello, any red Jello mix will work.
  • It’s tempting but don’t overdo it on the alcohol. If you add too much, the Jello won’t set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.03mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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