Caramel Apple Jello Shots

These Caramel Apple Jello Shots are the perfect boozy treat for your next get-together. They’re loaded with the flavors of caramel apples and apple vodka. Shoot one over to your friends and family at your next party!

four caramel apple jello shots on a white towel

We love having friends over, and we especially love serving them up tasty cocktails when they stop by. That’s why you’ll always find these jello shots on the table during any get-together.

These would make a great addition to any celebration you have, and they’re sure to be a winner for your guests.  You can make these ahead, and have them ready to serve when you need them

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Caramel apple is a classic fall flavor.
  • They combine the sweetness of caramel and apple with the kick of vodka.
  • Jello shots are always a fun addition to any party.


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This recipe only takes a handful of ingredients to make, and you’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store. We’re showcasing what makes this recipe pop in this section, but you’ll find the complete ingredient list along with amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Gelatin
  • Apple vodka
  • Green apple syrup
  • Caramels
  • Neon green food coloring gel

🔪 How to Make Caramel Apple Jello Shots

These jello shots are incredibly easy to make. It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes, and you’ll have some tasty adult treats for your next party.

gelatin being mixxed in a plastic measuring cup

Step 1: Make the Gelatin

In a medium bowl or small pitcher, add the water and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow it to bloom following the package directions. Stir well.

Step 2: Make the Shots

Add the apple vodka and stir well. Then, add the green apple syrup and stir. Finally, add several drops of neon green food coloring gel and stir, adding more drops as needed to reach your desired color.

Step 3: Chill

Pour the mixture into shot glasses and chill in the refrigerator at least 4 hours or until firm.

caramel being poured over apple gelatin

Step 4: Serve with Caramel

Before serving, unwrap 15 caramels and melt them in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, stirring at 15-second intervals. Remove the shot glasses from the refrigerator and spoon the melted caramel over the top of the glasses. The caramel will likely run down the sides of the glasses. That’s okay. Let the caramel cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy!

four caramel apple jello shots on a white towel


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Any Apple Vodka: Use your favorite brand of apple vodka.
  • Any Gelatin: Any brand of gelatin will work in this recipe.

If you like fruity jello shots, then check out these orange creamsicle jello shots.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Mini mason jar shot glasses

🥫 Storage

You can store these shots covered in the refrigerator for about a week.

four caramel apple jello shots on a white towel

💭 Tips

  • Be sure you let your gelatin bloom so it’s fully activated and ready to set.
  • You can make these shots a day or two in advance. Just melt the caramels when ready to serve!

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can you add too much alcohol to jello shots?

You absolutely can. Adding too much alcohol will inhibit the gelatin’s ability to set, leaving you with a partially congealed mess rather than jello shots.

Why do shots make you drunker?

They don’t actually make you drunker. What really happens is that you eat too many of them because the sweetness of the jello masks the flavor of the alcohol.

How long will jello shots last?

They’ll last for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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Caramel Apple Jello Shots

These caramel apple jello shots are the perfect boozy way to celebrate fall! Caramel and apple flavors with vodka? Shoot one over!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 14 Shots
Calories: 142kcal


  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Microwaveable Bowl
  • Mini mason jar shot glasses


  • 3 Packages of Gelatin
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 cup Apple Vodka
  • ¼ cup Torani Green Apple Syrup Flavoring
  • a few drops of Neon Green Food Coloring Gel
  • 11 ounces Caramels


  • In a medium sized bowl, or small pitcher, add the water, and sprinkle the Gelatin on the top, and allow it to bloom, following the directions on the package.
  • Stir well to blend. Add the Apple Vodka, and stir again.
  • Add the Green Apple Syrup and stir.
  • Add several drops of the Neon Green Food Coloring Gel, and stir the mixture.
  • If needed, add a few more drops until desired color is achieved.
  • Pour the mixture into the Shot Glasses, and place them in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or until the Gelatin is set, or firm.
  • Before serving, unwrap about 15 Caramels, place in a Microwave safe dish, and melt the Caramels for about 30 – 45 seconds, stopping at 15 second intervals to stir the Caramels.
  • Remove the Shot Glasses from the refrigerator, and spoon the melted Caramel over the tops of the Shot Glasses. (The Caramel will most likely run over and down onto the glasses – that’s okay – see photo)
  • Let the Caramel cool just a bit, Serve, and Enjoy!


You can make the Shots a day in advance, and just finish with the Caramels before serving. Just make sure to leave the shots in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Serving: 1Jello Shot | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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