Serve up these easy Pineapple Jello Shots made with vodka and get this party going! Simple to make, fun to slurp and your friends will ask you for seconds. You should probably make a few batches because Pineapple vodka jello shots go fast!
Party time! Jello shots have such a fun vibe! You can serve these up for pool parties, birthday celebrations or backyard BBQs. Jello shots are always in abundance at football to concert tailgate parties and since I’ve attended my share of Jimmy Buffett concerts, I’ve slurped quite a few jello shots!
Some jello flavors are a little odd (in my opinion), but these pineapple jello shots taste tropical, smooth and a bit like a Caribbean island.
I’ll just give you fair warning now, you’ll need to make more than one batch because no one ever wants just one!
Pineapple Jello Shots Ingredients
It’s always great to have an easy recipe and these pineapple vodka jello shots are simple to make. The hardest part is waiting for them to chill before serving, so make sure you plan ahead.
- 3 oz Box Pineapple Jello
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Pineapple Mango Vodka
- Pineapple rings or pineapple slices for garnish
- Mini plastic shot cups (2 ounce)
- Pineapple Paper Straws
When it comes to making pineapple jello shots I’m all about easy recipes. More importantly, I really want a better tasting jello shot than the typical vodka and jello combination. For this recipe, I recommend Svedka Mango Pineapple vodka, which is widely available and a very affordable vodka. This vodka tastes very tropical. Yum!
This is where yummy flavored vodkas really work well. Svedka Vodka comes in a bunch of different flavors and it’s easy to match them up with the corresponding jello flavors. Svedka makes a Strawberry Lemonade flavor that goes great with strawberry jello. The citron, raspberry and strawberry lemonade are good for a fruity vodka. Here’s our Blue Raspberry Jello Shot recipe if you want to make another fun variety.
And yes, you can always use regular vodka with pineapple jello, but I really like the flavored vodka best!
Pineapple Jello Shot Garnishes
There are so many great garnishes for these pineapple mango jello shots!
Fresh pineapple slices are my favorite and you can use the pineapple from a can or cut up a fresh pineapple for bigger pineapple slices. Strawberries go really well with these pineapple vodka jello shots. Or go for a little more exotic and add slices of mango or kiwi fruit.
Another fun option are Pineapple Rings, which are sugar coated sour gummies that make a cute garnish. Or add a pineapple gummy bear on top! Both these options make these pineapple vodka jello shots just a little more filling for a cocktail / appetizer combo.
Make them Tropical Style
Of course, I love these pineapple straws! Now, we’re not drinking the jello shot through the straws. They add cute ambiance especially if you’re hosting a Hawaiian Luau style party and they are actually useful in loosening the pineapple jello shots so you and your friends don’t look too silly trying to scoop the out with your tongue!
Tropical drink umbrellas would also look cute. They always make the party a little more fun.
If you’re serving these in your own home, it’s easy to decorate them with different super cute ideas. But, if you’re taking them to an outdoor event, it’ll be easier to just snap the lid on the mini shot cups and toss them in a cooler where they stay cold until served.
Pineapple Vodka Jello Shot Directions
Put your pot on the stove, pull out your measuring cup and gather your ingredients. These shots will be ready in a flash.
At the bottom of the page is the printable ingredients and directions.
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium pot.
- Add pineapple jello mix to the boiling water and mix well.
- Remove the pot from the stove.
- Add 1 cup of mango pineapple vodka and mix well.
- Lay out your jello shot cups on a tray or baking sheet.
- Pour the mixture into cups.
- Place in refrigerator until the jello sets.
- Garnish with sliced pineapple rings.
- Add pineapple paper straws.
How many Jello Shots in a 3oz Box?
The 3oz box will yield about 8-10 shots in 2oz cups – depending on how full you fill each cup. You can simply double this recipe for more.
If you want to make a ton of jello shots, I would suggest you double this recipe and make multiple batches.
How Long Do Vodka Jello Shots Take To Set?
This is a plan ahead kind of alcohol drink!
Of course how long your jello shots take to set will depend on various factors. The size of cups you use (typically 1oz or 2oz) and the temperature of your fridge (and how many times you open it!). For me, 2oz jello shots take about 2 1/2 hours to set well.
To be on the safe side, you can easily make your jello shots the day before and you know they’ll be ready. When you’re leaving the jello shots in the fridge longer than 4 hours, I would put the lids on the shot cups. It’ll keep the top of the jello shot moist.
How Long are Pineapple Vodka Jello Shots Good For?
Jello shots are good for up to 4 days if kept chilled.
Once you take them out of the fridge, they should be consumed with in the next 30-45 minutes.
This easy pineapple jello shot recipe is quick to make (which is always good!), fun to serve and a party favorite!
More cocktails you’ll love:
- Strawberry Pineapple Vodka Lemonade – perfectly refreshing for summer.
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shots – easy and delicious!
- Mermaid Water Rum Punch – tasty party punch that’s gorgeous to serve.
- Easy Pineapple Rum Punch – always a refreshing party favorite.
- 3oz Box Pineapple Jello
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Mango Pineapple Vodka
- Pineapple slices for garnish (optional)
- Boil 1 cup of water.
- Once boiling, pour in pineapple jello.
- Mix well until all powder is dissolved.
- Remove from stove.
- Pour in 1 cup mango pineapple vodka.
- Pour mixture into mini shot cups.
- Place in the refrigerator until jello shots firm up, approximately 2.5 hours.
- Garnish with pineapple slices (optional)
- Decorate with pineapple paper straws or cocktail umbrellas.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Nutrition values are estimates and not exact.