Take A Bite Of Your Cocktail

Because eating can be just as fun as drinking


We ran this article back in May 2012, when spring was in its prime and the outdoor festivities were really starting to begin. It may not be that time of year quite yet, but to get you into the springtime drinking spirit, we've decided to remind you just how much fun edible cocktails can be. Enjoy!

Edible cocktails? Think jell-o shots, the poster children for an inexpensive, DIY drinking experience. We may (or may not) remember them from our college days as the go-to drink to make for frequent house parties. Cheap, simple and boozy. However, edible cocktail aficionados are beginning to take the every day jello shot and make it into the extraordinary tippler treat.

While the classic jello shot is known to be made up of very few ingredients, namely vodka and gelatin, there is so much more that can be done with these concoctions. Just like with the tried-and-true classic cocktails we know and love, there is always room to be creative and make something new, these edibles are no exception.

Photo Courtesy of ThatsSoMichelleO via flickr/cc 
This spring season while enjoying an outdoor barbecue or picnic with friends, enjoy one (or several) of these cocktail creations. Don’t forget to bring your appetite!

Check out our selection of edible cocktails and let us know what some of your favorite recipes are!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Jello Shots

(courtesy of DrinksMixer.com)

1 cup Creme de Cacao
4 oz package of cherry Jell-o
1 cup hot water


Heat the hot water until it comes to a boil. Dissolve the Jello in the water, and add the creme de cacao. Ladle into plastic shot glasses and chill.

Bloody Mary Jello Shots

(courtesy of TheImprovKitchen.com)


5 celery sticks
1 cup tomato juice
1 packet Knox Gelatin
¼ tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp salt
squirt of worcestershire sauce
squirt of tabasco sauce
¼ cup vodka


Mix all ingredients, except the vodka, gelatin and celery stalks in a pot over medium heat. When the liquid is warm, add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool for one minute. Add the vodka, and let sit for three minutes. Pour over the celery stalks. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least four hours. Cut into bite size pieces.

Root Beer Barrel Jelly Shots

(courtesy of JSTK.com)


1 cup root beer
2 envelopes plain gelatin
⅔ cup root beer flavored vodka (we recommend Three Olives Root Beer Vodka)
2 Tbsp Sambuca (we recommend Molinari Sambuca Extra)
Wooden coffee stirrers, for garnish, if desired


If using a flexible silicone mold, prepare by spraying lightly with cooking spray, then wipe the cavities clean with a paper towel. This will leave a residue that will help unmold the shots without affecting taste or appearance. If setting a pan, no prep is needed. Pour root beer into a saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a few minutes. heat on low, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add in vodka and Sambuca. Pour into the mold, and chill several hours or overnight. To serve, cut or unmold the shots. Cut the wooden stirrers into sticks about two inches long. Insert one into each shot.

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  • Snooth User: Sheipat
    261550 2

    for the bloody mary shots, it says "pour over the celery stalks" but isn't clear on how lage the stalks should be, should they be cut into sticks, or what type container they should be in"...all of which would be very helpful!

    May 03, 2012 at 12:47 PM

  • Snooth User: MercedesC
    424239 3

    How do you make the shots in the photo? Orange, cream?

    May 03, 2012 at 1:53 PM

  • Snooth User: jbs550
    234773 19

    I second MercedesC question. The ones in the picture look interesting, but don't seem to match with any of the recipes.

    May 03, 2012 at 3:28 PM

  • Snooth User: jbs550
    234773 19

    MercedesC: found it.

    May 03, 2012 at 3:33 PM

  • Snooth User: willbmd
    883253 8

    For Sheipat, the celery stalk are the 'containers'. Like in the picture with the orange slices, you would cut the celery stalks into smaller, bite sized pieces, choosing celery with big cavities if possible. Pour the jello into the celery and that is your jello 'shot'.

    May 03, 2012 at 4:16 PM

  • Snooth User: Lindylag
    568722 7

    yep, yep....give us the uber creative orange photo recipe, please...

    May 06, 2012 at 11:12 AM

  • Made the Orange jello shots and the lime/watermelon shots this past weekend to two different parties and both were a HUGE HIT!!! Had to make a little more than the recipe called for on the white layer for the orange shots but overall awesome summer party favor.

    May 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

  • Snooth User: essenc
    1155345 1

    I've made those shots in the picture before with lemons. You can either use a lemon or an orange. Cut them in half, juice them and take out all the insides leaving just the skin. Make the jello as usual using 1/2 water and 1/2 vodka. Pour the shot into the halved slices. Once they solidify, cut the halves in half again (so it'll be quarter slices) and your done. They were a HUGE hit at my superbowl party this year. As for the squeezed lemon juice I had, I just made homemade lemonade which I served to my guests as well!

    Nov 02, 2012 at 3:15 PM

  • I can't find the recipe for the orange jello shots...can someone weigh in on this? I want to do them for a party coming up soon!

    Mar 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

  • try using Stiffys Jaffa Vodka( chocolate/orange flavour) in the orange jello shots.......it really does taste great

    Mar 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

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