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Gingerbread Jello Shots

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These Gingerbread Jello Shots are the perfect addition to your holiday party! It’s time to celebrate the holiday season and these Gingerbread Christmas jello shots bring together the rich and delicious holiday flavors we love this time of the year.

Infused with Bailey’s Irish cream, vodka, and a gingerbread simple syrup. Add a little Butterscotch Schnapps to mix and spruce them up with whipped cream and gingerbread man sprinkles and these jello shots will be the talk of the party.

Gingerbread Jello Shots with whipped cream displayed on counter top.

Gingerbread Jello Shots

 

These Gingerbread Cookie Jello shots are just like eating gingerbread cookies, but with a little kick of vodka and a great way to have some holiday fun!

More Christmas Cocktails to Enjoy

Here are a few more fun jelly shots to try:

Santa Hat Jello Shots: Strawberry, vodka and whipped cream topped wit a fresh strawberry.

Crown Apple Jello Shots: green and red, perfect for a holiday jello shot recipe.

Champagne Jello Shots (2 Ways!) – perfect for any celebration!

Here are a few Christmas cocktails:

Cranberry Sangria: Delicious red wine sangria with cranberry juice.

Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail: Cranberry cocktail with rosemary sugar syrup.

Christmas Shots: Festive green party shots with Christmas sprinkles.

 

Upclose gingerbread jello shot with gingerbread man sprinkles on top of whipped cream.

 

Gingerbread Jello Shot Ingredients

Baileys Irish Cream: Provides the rich, creamy chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Butterscotch Schnapps: Adds the deliciously sweet butter and brown sugar taste.

Vodka: A good vodka, which ever brand is your favorite.

Gingerbread Simple Syrup: Simple to make and it’s what makes these Gingerbread Jello Shots amazing. The recipe is included below.

Knox Gelatin: This is unflavored gelatin to get our jell-o shots texture.

Whipped Cream: A must have sweet topping for Gingerbread Man Jello Shots!

Gingerbread Men Christmas Sprinkles: These gingerbread men sprinkles add to the fun but you can use any kind of Christmas sprinkles you prefer.

 

Tools Needed

  • Mini Plastic Shot Glass / Cups (2.5 oz)
  • Large Bowl
  • Medium Sauce Pan
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Cup

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

First, make the gingerbread syrup and then the jelly shot recipe. You can make this easy gingerbread syrup recipe or buy a pre-made mixture.

Step 1: Add water and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Heat on medium and continuously stir until all the sugar is dissolved.

Step 2: Add molasses, ground ginger and cinnamon. Stir.

Step 3: Continue to heat for 2-3 more minutes, making sure all ingredients are well melded.

Gingerbread Jello Shots Recipe

Step by step directions to make this shots recipe:

Step 1: In a large bowl combine Bailey’s liqueur, Butterscotch Schnapps, vodka, gingerbread simple syrup, and cold water. Stir the mixture well.

Pouring gingerbread syrup into a bowl.

 

Step 2: Use a whisk to stir in 4 Knox gelatin packets until all the powder is dissolved.

Step 3: Boil 2 cups of water and pour into mixture. Mix well.

Pouring boiling water from a pot into the bowl with the jello shot mixture.

 

Step 4: Pour the gingerbread jello shot mixture into the mini jello shot cups.

Tip: Line up your jello shot cups on a baking sheet before pouring in the mixture. This makes it easy to move the jello shots in and out of the refrigerator.

Pouring jello shot mixture into mini jello shot cups which are lined up in a baking pan.

 

Step 5: Chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours until all the gelatin is set (all refrigerators vary and chill time can be longer).

Tip: Make these gingerbread man jello shots a day ahead of time than when you need them. This way they can sit in the fridge overnight and you won’t be worried if they’ll be ready in time for your holiday parties.

Step 6: Just before serving, top with whipped cream and gingerbread men sprinkles.

Upclose gingerbread jello shot with gingerbread man sprinkles on top of whipped cream.

 

Variation:

If you want your jelly shots in the actual shape of gingerbread people, you can make this exact recipe and pour the the jelly shot mixture into a gingerbread man silicone mold. You can find molds on Amazon, look for a mold size like these Gingerbread Man Molds that can hold 2.5 oz.

Then you’ll have funny gingerbread men jello shots! Just a fun idea, but definitely messier to eat.

Gingerbread jello shots on counter top.

 

These Gingerbread Jello Shots are a surefire way to have a fun Christmas gathering.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

Yield: 18

Gingerbread Jello Shots

Gingerbread Jello Shots with whipped cream displayed on counter top.

These Gingerbread Jello Shots are the perfect addition to your holiday party! It’s time to celebrate the holiday season and these Gingerbread Christmas jello shots bring together the rich and delicious holiday flavors we love this time of the year.

Infused with Bailey's Irish cream, vodka, and a gingerbread simple syrup. Add a little Butterscotch Schnapps to mix and spruce them up with whipped cream and gingerbread man sprinkles and these jello shots will be the talk of the party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

Gingerbread Syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Gingerbread Jello Shots

  • ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • ¼ Cup Butterscotch Schnapps
  • ½  cup Vodka
  • ¼ cup Gingerbread Simple Syrup
  • ½ cup Cold Water
  • 4 envelopes Knox Gelatin
  • 2 cups Boiling Water
  • Whipped Cream (garnish)
  • Gingerbread Man Sprinkles (or any variety of sprinkles)

Instructions

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

  1. Add water and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Heat on medium and continuously stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add molasses, ground ginger and cinnamon. Stir.
  3. Continue to heat for 2-3 more minutes, making sure all ingredients are well melded.

Gingerbread Jello Shots Recipe

  1. In a large bowl combine Bailey's liqueur, Butterscotch Schnapps, vodka, gingerbread simple syrup, and cold water. Stir the mixture well.
  2. Use a whisk to stir in 4 Knox gelatin packets until all the powder is dissolved.
  3. Boil 2 cups of water and pour into mixture. Mix well.
  4. Pour the gingerbread jello shot mixture into the mini jello shot cups.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours until all the gelatin is set.
  6. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and gingerbread men sprinkles.

Notes

See post for tips and variations. Drink Responsibly.

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