Ghost Shots

These Ghost Shots are the perfect adult treat for any Halloween party. Full of the flavors of vodka and green apple and shaped like ghosts, these shots are a spook-tacular addition to any Halloween party.

seven green gelatin ghosts on a white plate with sprinkles.

We love throwing parties for family and friends, and we love serving up treats for the kids AND the adults. Right now, we’re loving these ghost shots that we cooked up. They’re fun, festive, and perfect for any Halloween party. Oh, and they aren’t difficult to make!

seven green gelatin ghosts on a white plate with sprinkles.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • They only use a handful of simple ingredients to make.
  • They’re a relatively easy recipe to make.
  • They have a fun ghost shape.
  • The green apple and vodka work incredibly well together.


large mixing bowl, next bowls of water, and green gelatin powder.

You’ll only need a few basic ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find the food and alcohol items at any store, and the ghost molds are just one click away. Be sure to check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Green apple gelatin
  • Boiling water
  • Black food coloring
  • Nonstick spray

🔪 How to Make Ghost Shots

Making these shots is a fairly simple procedure. The only “difficult” part is removing them from their molds, and even that is easy once you do one or two.

green gelatin being mixed with a water in a large measuring cup.

Step 1: Make the Green Apple Gelatin

Whisk the gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water together in a liquid measuring cup with a spout.

Step 2: Add the Vodka

Whisk in 1/2 cup of vodka.

green gelatin poured into ghost molds.

Step 3: Chill in the Molds

Lightly spray the ghost molds with nonstick spray and pour in the shot mixture.

Step 4: Chill

Chill in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours until set.

Step 5: Remove the Shots from the Mold

Gently pull the sides away from the bottom of the molds. Then, flip the mold and gently squeeze the back of the mold until the ghosts pop out. Work gently.

Step 6: Make a Face

Use a tiny paintbrush and black food coloring to paint on the eyes and mouth if you like. Enjoy!


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

  • Red Gelatin – Use strawberry, cherry, or watermelon gelatin to make red ghosts.
  • Regular Shots – If you don’t want to use a mold, simply pour the mixture into shot glasses.

For another fun Halloween shot recipe, check out our Halloween pudding shots with rum chata.

🥄 Equipment

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate these shots for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

five green gelatin ghosts on a white plate with sprinkles.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure the inside of the ghost mold is completely coated in nonstick spray.
  • Be gentle when removing the ghost shots so they don’t tear.

⁉️ 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?

Yes. If you add too much alcohol to Jello shots, they won’t set.

Do Jello shots really make you drunker?

No. The sweetness of the shots masks the alcohol flavor. This causes you to consume more alcohol than you realize.

How much alcohol is in a Jello shot?

Not much. It takes about four Jello shots to equal one shot of vodka.

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seven green gelatin ghosts on a white plate with sprinkles.

🧾Recipe Card

Want to make this recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

seven green gelatin ghosts on a white plate with sprinkles.

Ghost Shots

These green ghost shots are made with green apple gelatin and vodka and shaped like ghosts for the perfect adult Halloween treats.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Shots
Calories: 81kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • ghost mold


  • 3.94 ounces green apple gelatin I used Sonic brand
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup vodka or cold water
  • Black food coloring optional
  • Non-stick spray


  • On a tray set out your molds and set aside for later.
  • In a large measuring cup with a spout or a mixing bowl with a spout add 1 cup of boiling water and your gelatin.
  • Whisk until the gelatin is all dissolved.
  • Next add in your 1/2 cup of vodka or cold water.
  • Whisk again.
  • Lightly spray the molds with non-stick spray.
  • Carefully pour the mixture into the molds.
  • Place them in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until they are set.
  • I gently pull the sides away from the bottom of the molds and then flip the mold and gently squeeze the back of the mold until they pop out. You want to be careful getting these out.
  • Keep these refrigerated until ready to serve and keep cool while serving.
  • You can take a tiny paint brush and some black food coloring to paint on the eyes and mouths.
  • Serve!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 81kcal | Protein: 12g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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