How to Make Jameson Whiskey Jello Shots

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Jameson Whiskey Jello Shots! These are homemade jello shots with Irish whiskey, fresh lime juice, sugar, fresh mint, and gelatin. They’ll be a hit at your next party and perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day!

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Green Irish Whiskey Jello Shots with mint and edible gold stars.

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These would be a great addition to a Saint Patrick’s Day Bar. They’re fun to make and taste great. I added some gold edible stars to make them shine!

Jameson Irish Whiskey with jello shots.

How to Make Irish Whiskey Jello Shots

Ingredient Notes

Mint leaves: Fresh mint leaves can add a refreshing and aromatic twist to your homemade Jameson jello shots. They can also infuse the jello with a subtle flavor and fragrance. Mint is known for its cooling properties and can balance out the strong taste of alcohol in these shots.

Gelatin: Gelatin is a crucial ingredient for making Jello shots. It is derived from collagen and helps the liquid mixture solidify into a jelly-like consistency. Gelatin comes in powdered form and needs to be bloomed (softened) with cold water before being used in the recipe.

Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the jello shots and plays a vital role in the texture and consistency. It helps the gelatin to set correctly and also balances out the strong flavor of alcohol. You can adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference, but remember that too much sugar can make the shots overly sweet.

Jameson Irish whiskey: Jameson Irish whiskey is a popular choice for making jello shots due to its smooth taste and distinct flavor. This triple-distilled whiskey has notes of vanilla, toasted wood, and spices, which adds depth to the jello shots. Its high alcohol content also ensures that the shots will set correctly and have a strong kick.

Water: Water is needed to dissolve the gelatin and create the liquid mixture for the jello shots. It is essential to use cold water for blooming the gelatin and boiling hot water to dissolve it completely. You can also infuse the water with other ingredients, such as tea or fruit juice, to add more flavor and complexity to your jello shots.

Lime juice: Lime juice is prevalent in many cocktail recipes, including jello shots. Its tangy and citrusy taste adds a refreshing contrast to the sweetness of the jello. It balances out the strong flavor of alcohol. You can use freshly squeezed lime juice or bottled lime juice for convenience.

Jameson Irish Whiskey Shots with Edible gold stars for St. Patricks Day.

Directions

  • Place fresh mint leaves in a small dish. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Using a muddle stick or a wooden spoon, press down on the leaves and twist.
  • Repeat the action several times until the mint leaves release oil and smell minty. Set aside.
  • Pour water and lime juice into a medium saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin powder over the water, whisk to combine, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of sugar and the muddled mint leaves to the pan. Whisk to combine. Cook mixture over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, whisking gently until the mixture is hot and the sugar and gelatin are dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid to remove the mint leaves. Return the liquid to the pan and add the whiskey. Add green dye.
  • Spray silicone molds with cooking spray to allow easy release after the gelatin is set. Wipe the excess spray from the molds.
  • Carefully pour liquid into the molds.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until fully set.
  • Remove from molds and place on tray or small appetizer plates. Garnish with mint leaves or edible gold stars! You’ll have the best Jameson Whiskey Jello Shots! for your party!

Serving Recommendations

Jameson whiskey jello shots are a fun and unique addition to any party or gathering. They can also be a tasty treat, but why not take it up a notch by pairing them with some delicious foods? Here are some suggestions for what to serve with your Jameson jello shots:

Cheese platter: The smooth and distinct flavor of Jameson Irish whiskey pairs well with various cheeses, such as cheddar, gouda, and blue cheese. Create a platter with different types of cheese and crackers to balance out the strong taste of the jello shots.

Spicy snacks: The sweetness in Jameson jello shots can be balanced out by serving them with some spicy snacks, such as jalapeno poppers, buffalo wings, or spicy nuts. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors will tantalize your taste buds.

Chocolate desserts: If you have a sweet tooth, pair your jello shots with chocolate desserts like brownies, truffles, or chocolate-covered strawberries. The rich and decadent flavors will complement the smoothness of the jello shots.

Fruit platter: For a healthier option, serve your Jameson jello shots with a fruit platter. The acidity in fruits like berries, pineapple, and kiwi will cut through the sweetness of the shots and enhance their flavor.

Irish-inspired dishes: Since Jameson is an Irish whiskey, why not serve it with traditional Irish dishes? For a delicious and cohesive meal, try serving your jello shots with corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, or Irish soda bread. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What alcohol is best for jello shots?

It depends on your preference and the flavor profile you want to achieve in your jello shots. Some popular options include flavored vodkas, rum, tequila, and whiskey like Jameson. The key is to choose an alcohol with a high enough percentage (around 40%) so that it sets correctly and has a strong kick. Experiment with different types of alcohol to find your favorite jello shot recipe.

What is the trick to making jello shots?

The perfect ratio of alcohol and gelatin is the key to making jello shots. If you use too much alcohol, it can prevent the gelatin from setting correctly and result in a liquidy mixture. On the other hand, using too little alcohol can result in weak and flavorless shots. Generally, a good rule of thumb is to use 1 cup of boiling hot water for every 1 packet of unflavored gelatin and 1 cup of alcohol. This will result in a balanced, firm jello shot with perfect texture.

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Jameson Jello shot with mint and gold stars.

Jameson Jell-O Shots

Jameson Whiskey Jello Shots! These are homemade jello shots with Irish whiskey, fresh lime juice, sugar fresh mint, and gelatin. They'll be a hit at your next party and perfect for Saint Patrick's Day!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 shots
Calories: 1070kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, fresh
  • 1/2 cup sugar, + 1 teaspoon
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • fresh additional mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  • Place fresh mint leaves in a small dish. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Using a muddle stick or a wooden spoon, press down on the leaves and twist. Repeat the action several times until the mint leaves release oil and smell minty. Set aside.
  • Pour water and lime juice into a medium sauce pan. Sprinkle gelatin powder over the water; whisk to combine and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of sugar and the muddled mint leaves to the pan. Whisk to combine. Cook mixture over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, whisking gently until mixture is hot and the sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid to remove the mint leaves. Return liquid to the pan and add the whiskey. Add green dye.
  • Spray silicone molds with cooking spray to allow easy release after gelatin is set. Wipe the excess spray from the molds. Carefully pour liquid into the molds.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until fully set.
  • Remove from molds and place on tray or small appetizer plates. Garnish with mint leaves, or edible gold stars!

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 1070kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 102g | Vitamin A: 1016IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg
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