WATERMELON JELLO SHOTS

Watermelon Jello Shots – 2 Ways

Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol, gelatin, Jell-O, lime, vodka, watermelon
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Amanda Formaro

These Watermelon Jello Shots are a party favorite! Jello shots are perfect to bring to BBQ's, potlucks, camping or any type of gathering.

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Ingredients

FOR JELLO SHOTS IN A WATERMELON RIND

  • 6 pound watermelon halved with fruit removed (leave about 1/4-inch of fruit in the shell)
  • 3 3-ounce boxes watermelon flavored gelatin
  • 6 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups cold vodka

FOR JELLO SHOTS IN LIME RINDS

  • 6 limes halved with fruit and pith removed
  • 3 oz watermelon flavored gelatin 1 box
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup cold vodka

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SHOTS IN A WATERMELON RIND

  1. Cut watermelon in half and line a large baking sheet with paper towels. Do this near the refrigerator so you don’t have too far to carry it!
  2. Scoop out the fruit leaving about 1/4-inch inside the shell.
  3. Whisk watermelon flavored gelatin and unflavored gelatin into the boiling water until dissolved. Stir in the cold vodka. Pour gelatin mixture into the two watermelon halves and transfer to the refrigerator. Chill for four hours or more.
  4. After your gelatin has set, remove one of the watermelon halves from the fridge and place it on a cutting board.
  5. Use a sharp knife to cut 1-inch slices. The gelatin will be nice and firm because of the added unflavored gelatin in the recipe.
  6. Even though you filled the watermelon rind with liquid gelatin, when it solidified, it shrank too. You can trim the excess tips off of each slice.
  7. Cut each watermelon slice into three triangles.
  8. Repeat with second watermelon half.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SHOTS IN LIME RINDS

  1. Cut limes in half and juice them, then scoop out the fruit. The easiest way to do this is to pull at the pith and fruit near the top of the lime half. It's fairly easy to pull out once you loosen it.
  2. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and place each lime shell inside a liner.
  3. Whisk watermelon flavored gelatin into boiling water until dissolved. Stir in cold vodka and carefully pour spiked gelatin into lime shells.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut each lime shell in half and serve.

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Recipe Notes

IN A WATERMELON RIND - this makes a lot of shots, perfect for a large party

IN LIME RINDS - this makes 12 shots, great for a small gathering

Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Jello Shots – 2 Ways
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg 0%
Calcium 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.