Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cherry Limeade Jello Shots

As you may know, I get a lot of traffic on my blog for the Lemon Drop Jello Shots that I made a couple of years ago. Well they're now like my signature item and I love making them.

For the Christmas party, I decided to mix things up and create a jello shot that was more Christmas-y and fun.  I decided on a cherry limeade flavor! Instead of using lemons and lemon jello, I used limes and cherry jello. It worked out really nicely and I think they had a wonderful flavor. Everyone gobbled these up at the party.

Cherry Limeade Jello Shots
- 8 large limes
- 2 packages cherry Jello (3 oz each)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup citrus vodka
- 1/3 to1/2 cup lime juice (depending on desired taste)
- 1/2 cup ice cold water

Cut the limes in half lengthwise. Squeeze the juice out into a separate container and set aside. Use a spoon to scoop out all of the insides and pulp. You can use a paring knife to help separate the inside, but be sure not to cut through the peel. Once you have them all completely juiced and cleaned out, place each of the halves into a muffin tin, with the open sides up.

Prepare the Jello mixture by mixing 1 cup of boiling water with two packages of cherry Jello. Stir until the Jello has completely disolved. Then, add the 1 cup citrus vodka, 1/2 cup of strained lime juice that you got from the limes, and 1/2 cup ice water. Stir until cooled.

Pour the Jello mixture into each lime half so that they are completely full. Carefully move the muffin tin to the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours, until hardened.

Once the Jello is firm, and you're ready to serve, cut each half into three slices. Turn the lime halves over on a cutting board and then make each slice in one fluid motion using a very sharp, warm, non-serrated knife. Share with friends and enjoy!!


  1. Hi Meredith. I found your recipe here through pinterest. I tried these for a party over new years. By the end of the night, most of the jello was melting. I followed your recipe exactly. Did your jello hold up all night? Any suggestions? Regardless of how they looked, almost all were gone! I will keep trying to perfect this recipe! It is a keeper!! I am a follower now of your blog! Great ideas you have!!!

  2. Hi Tara, thanks for your comment/ question. You definitely need to keep them cold if you're not going to eat them all immediately. They will start to melt if they're at room temperature for a while.

    I try to keep them in the fridge until I serve them, or put them back in if they don't all get eaten at once. That should help them keep their shape better. Hope that helps!!

  3. Thanks for the response Meredith!!

  4. This is awesome but I busted out laughing when it said take the lime juice you got from the lemons. Haha

    1. Haha, thanks for catching that! You can tell this recipe is almost exactly like the lemon jello shot one.

  5. Can i use cherry limeaid juice as the boiling water? Change to boiling juice to disolve jello in?

  6. Cherry Limeade jello shots is very tasty I have to say that for the last few of hours i have been hooked by the impressive articles on this website. Keep up the wonderful work.

  7. Instead of using the like peeling I am using just the jello shot 1oz cups..so my question is instead of the fresh lime juice could I use sweetened lime juice from concentrate or rea`lime 100°/° lime juice from concentrate


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