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Halloween Syringe Jello Shots are a fun and spooky party shot! Serve up these rum jello shots in an unexpected way to wow your guests and set the stage for a fun Halloween party. Jello shot syringes are super fun and a little spooky!

These shots in syringes are easy to make and with just a few ingredients you’ll have the coolest party shots.

Halloween Shots in Syringes on a serving tray with little plastic black bats for decor.

Syringe jello shots are the best and most fun party favor at your next Halloween party! These Halloween Shots in Syringes are always a huge hit and thankfully, they are easy to make.

To make jello shots in syringes, you’ll use the same recipe you would for most any jello shot recipe. Dissolve the jello in boiling water, add liquor, pull the mixture in to the shot syringes and chill. The hardest part is waiting for them to chill in the refrigerator.

You can also make these non-alcoholic. Simply omit the rum in the jello shot and you have a fun party favor for non drinkers.

Of course, we’re making alcoholic jello shots in syringes here. Serve these up for a cool Halloween cocktail or change out the flavor of the jello to match the colors of any celebration.

Need another spooky Halloween jello shot? You’re party guests will love these Eyeball Jello Shots!

What are Syringe Shots?

Syringe jello shots have become a popular alternative to serving jello shots in mini plastic cups and most party stores will carry them around Halloween.

They are also easy to find on Amazon and these syringes are designed specifically for party shots. The larger diameter is perfect for jello shots and (of course!) there are no needles.
These are perfect to serve up Halloween shots in a syringe.

Can You Use a Regular Syringe for Jello shots?

No, you can’t. A regular syringe is typically too small to hold enough jello shot mixture.

The party jello shot syringes are larger, holding enough mixture for a real sized jello shot.

And obviously they come without a needle!

What Size Syringe Should I use for Jello shots?

The 2 ounce syringes are the best size. You get the same amount of jello shot as you would using a regular 2 ounce plastic jello shot cup.

Here are 2 ounce syringes that work really well for syringe shots.

Halloween Shots in Syringes shocased in a bowl.


Kitchen Equipment Needed

Recipe Ingredients

All you need are 3 ingredients to make these fun blood red jello shot syringes.

Box of Cherry Jello: tastes great and it’s the perfect color for Halloween jello shots. You also can opt for strawberry jello – any red jello for these will make a delicious recipe.

Liquor: Rum or vodka. Use a light rum as it has a mild flavor so you’ll easily taste the cherry jello. You can substitute with your favorite vodka if you prefer. Both taste great!

Water: Use filtered water to dissolve the box of red jello powder.


Halloween Shots ingredients and plastic syringes.


Halloween Shots in Syringes Variations

You can change the flavor profile easily with these variations:

  • Use strawberry jello instead of cherry flavored for another red flavor in your jello shot syringes
  • Don’t want to make rum jello shots? Swap out the light rum for a cherry vodka or your favorite regular vodka.

How to Make Syringe Jello Shots

Syringe jello shots are easy and even less messy than jello shots in mini plastic cups! Here’s how to make jello shots in syringes:

Step 1: Bring one cup of water to a boil in a pot on the stove.

Step 2: Remove the pot from the stove and add in a 3 ounce box of cherry jello. Stir until completely dissolved (approximately 2 minutes).

Tip: It’s a little quicker if you use a whisk, but a spoon will do the trick.

Dissolving jello in a pot to make Halloween Shots in syringes.


Step 3: Add rum to the jello mixture and stir well.

Recipe Tip: If you’re tempted to substitute some of the water with more rum, don’t do it! When there is too much alcohol mixed in with the jello, the jello won’t set up.

Pouring rum into the pot of jello mix.


Step 4: Insert a shot syringe into the jello mixture and pull up the plunger to fill it with jello. Then, place the plastic cap on the bottom to keep any liquid from escaping.
Tip: Depending on the size of the jello shot syringes you use, you can determine how much to fill them up. I think these 2 oz jello shot syringes are the perfect size.
But, if you’re using a 1.5 ounce syringe, I’d suggest filling them completely. If you are using a 2.5 ounce, you can serve more shots if you only fill them to approximately 2 ounces.
Adding the jello and rum mixture to a syringe. 

Step 5: Chill the syringe shots for 3 hours in the refrigerator before serving. If you lay them flat, you don’t need to worry about having the little caps on the syringes.

Halloween Shots in Syringes on a serving tray with little plastic black bats for decor.


Tips for Using Jello Shot Syringes

  • Use them more than once! Wash with warm water and dish soap and you can use them again for your next party.
  • Make sure you put the little caps on the end of the shot syringes until the jello shot has congealed to keep any of the liquid from running out.
  • Set out your jello shots in a bowl full of ice to keep them cool throughout the party.
  • Make extra batches ahead of time.

Can you make Shots in Syringes Ahead of Time?

Absolutely! You can make these syringe jello shots 2 days in advance and they’ll still be perfect for your Halloween party.

How Long do Jello Shots Take to Set in a Syringe?

Jello shots in a syringe need 2-4 hours to set in the refrigerator to set up.

Depending on the temperature of your fridge, how full the refrigerator is and how often it gets opened will have an effect on the time needed to set. To make sure they are ready in time, It’s best to allot 4 hours for the jello shots to set.

Red Jello shots in Syringes on a serving tray with little plastic black bats for decor.


More Halloween Jello Shots Recipes

Here are fun Halloween recipes you can use to make different colors of syringe jello shots:

You can use any of these recipes and easily turn them into shots in a syringe! All of these will be fun as a jello shot syringe recipe:

Raspberry Blue Jello Shots with Vodka – for a blue jello shot in syringes, call them “magic potion”!

Pineapple Jello Shots (Extra Smooth Vodka Shots!) – for a yellow jello shot in syringes. You can call them “scorpion venom”!!

Malibu Watermelon Rum Jello Shots – delicious watermelon flavor and these are also bright red, perfect for bloody Halloween shots in syringes!

Witches Brew Jello Shots – bright green with amazing garnish – the most unique and spooky jello shots! Green is a great color for Halloween syringe shots.


It’s always fun to come up with new and exciting ways to serve jello shots to your guests! And during the Halloween season your friends and family will love these festive Halloween jello shots.

Serve these Halloween Syringe Jello Shots at your next Halloween party you host or attend and watch everyone gobble them up!


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Halloween Jello Shots in Syringes

Halloween Jello Shots in Syringes Recipe

Halloween Shots in Syringes are a fun and spooky party shot! Serve up these rum jello shots in an unexpected way to wow your guests and set the stage for a fun Halloween party.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 - 3oz box Cherry Jello
  • 1 cup White Rum
  • 1 cup Water
  • 12 Jello Shot Syringes


  1. Bring one cup of water to a boil on the stove.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in packet of jello until completely dissolved.
  3. Stir in rum.
  4. Insert a shot syringe into the jello mixture and pull the plunger up to fill with the jello mixture.
  5. Chill for 3 hours in the refrigerator or until set.


See this post for variations and tips for making Halloween shots in syringes. Drink Responsibly.

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.

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