Lemon Jello Shots

Lemon Jello Shots take the classic combination of lemon and whiskey and put it into tasty Jello shots. These tasty adult treats are topped with whipped cream and ready to make your party amazing!

five lemon jello shots on a white plate

Parties are always better with alcohol, right? Right. Of course, be responsible when downing these delicious lemon and whisky Jello shots, but do down a couple. They’re so good!

lemon jello shot on a green and white napkin

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • They only take a handful of simple ingredients.
  • They’re quick and easy and make a fantastic addition to any party.
  • Lemon and whiskey is a classic combination that everyone loves.


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You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all easy to come by. Check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

🔪 How to Make Lemon Jello Shots

This is a super quick and easy recipe that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time!

lemon jello in a shoot glasses

Step 1: Make the Jello Shot Mixture

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small pan. Then, add the Jello and whisk until dissolved. Remove from the heat and add 1 cup of cold water and then cold whisky.

Step 2: Chill

Place the shot glasses on a try and fill them 2/3 full with the Jello mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set.

five lemon jello shots on a white platter

Step 3: Serve

When ready to serve, top with Cool Whip and a rainbow candy piece.


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

  • Cinnamon Shots – Use cherry Jello and Fireball whisky.
  • Jello – Use your favorite flavor of Jello for this recipe.
  • Whisky – Use your favorite brand of whisky. They all work well!

If you’re looking for another great Jello shot, check out these pool party Jello shots.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cup
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Shot glasses
  • Pan
four lemon jello shots on a white plate

🥫 Storage

Store these shots without whipped cream covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure your water is at a full boil before adding the Jello so it dissolves and activates correctly.
  • Use cold whisky in the same way you’d use cold water when mixing the Jello shots.
  • Don’t add too much whisky or your shots won’t set.

⁉️ 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 can, but not because the flavor will be too strong. Rather, too much alcohol will prevent the Jello from setting properly.

Why do Jello shots get you drunker?

They don’t. In reality, the sweetness of the shots masks some of the alcohol, so people end up consuming more of them, not realizing the amount of alcohol they’re ingesting.

Can you put Jello shots in the freezer?

No. Contrary to popular belief, placing Jello shots in the freezer won’t make them set any faster. What it will do is cause a layer of ice to form on them as well as cause freezer burn.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Lemon Jello Shots

These lemon Jello shots take the classic lemon and whisky flavor combo and puts it into Jello shots! They're a tasty, easy adult treat.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 14 Shots
Calories: 56kcal


  • measuring cup
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Shot glasses
  • Pan


  • 3.4 ounces lemon Jell-O
  • ½ cup cold whisky
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Air Head Extreme Bites


  • In a small pan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add Jell-O mix and whisk until dissolved.( If using alcohol)
  • Remove from heat and whisk in 1 more cup of cold water and the whisky.
  • Place shot glasses on a tray and pour in jello mixture until about ⅔ full.
  • Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until fully set
  • Top each cup with whipped cream and a rainbow piece.
  • Enjoy!


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


Serving: 1Jello Shot | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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