Gingerbread Jello Shots

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The holidays bring a lot of festive and fun energy that will get you to at least one get-together or party for Christmas. And, what better way to celebrate the joys of Christmas than with these Gingerbread Jello Shots! They are deliciously sweet and spiced with a gingerbread simple syrup, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Butterscotch schnapps, and vodka

Holiday Jello Shots

You won’t be able to get enough of these simple and easy-to-make shots. I love bringing this to all kinds of events during the holidays and they are always a hit! All you need to make is a quick gingerbread syrup, and the jello mixture to make these, then top with your favorite garnishes to decorate.

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

Gingerbread Simple Syrup: This is simple to make and only requires water, sugar, Molasses, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon.

Alcohol: I like to use a combination of Baileys Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps, and Vodka.

How To Make Gingerbread Jello Shots

Step 1. In a medium saucepan, add in the water and sugar, and cook mix continuously on medium heat until dissolved. Put in the molasses, ground ginger, and cinnamon until fully incorporated. Cook for another 2-3 minutes before placing it aside.

Step 2. Add 2 cups of water into a medium-sized pot. Add the Baileys liqueur, Butterscotch Schnapps, vodka, gingerbread simple syrup, and cold water in a large bowl and combine until fully incorporated. Add in the 4 gelatin packets and whisk until dissolved. Add in the 2 cups of hot water and combine. Pour the mixture into cups and place in the fridge to chill for 2-4 hours until fully set. Top with whipped cream and little gingerbread cookies just before serving. Enjoy!

The cups on a red table cloth.

What Toppings Taste The Best With This Recipe?

I love decorating recipes to make them even more festive. You can use some of the options below for a cute way to garnish these incredible shots.

  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon/cinnamon stick
  • Gingersnap or gingerbread cookies
  • Chocolate shavings
  • Holiday Sprinkles

Tips & Tricks

  • I prefer using plastic shot cups for easy clean up and disposal. You can use ones with lids for easy storage as well.
  • You can make these shots ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to serve. I would wait to add any toppings until you are ready to serve.
Gingerbread Jello Shots with small gingerbread cookies on top.

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The cups topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and cookies.
Gingerbread Jello Shots topped with whipped cream.

Gingerbread Jello Shot

The holidays bring a lot of festive and fun energy that will get you to at least one get-together or party for Christmas. And, what better way to celebrate the joys of Christmas than with these Gingerbread Jello Shots? They are deliciously sweet and spiced with a gingerbread simple syrup, Bailey's Irish Cream, Butterscotch schnapps, and vodka
Servings: 12 2 oz Jello shots
Prep: 20 mins
Chill Time: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins

Ingredients
  

Gingerbread Syrup:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Molasses
  • 1 tsp Ginger Ground
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Ground

Gingerbread Jello Shots:

  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
  • 1/4 cup Gingerbread Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Water Cold
  • 4 envelopes Knox Gelatin
  • 2 cups Water Boiling

Instructions

Gingerbread Syrup Recipe:

  • Add the water and sugar into a medium saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and continuously stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Then add the molasses, ground ginger and cinnamon then stir until combined. Continue to heat for 2-3 more minutes, making sure all ingredients are well melded. Set aside.

Gingerbread Jello Shots Recipe:

  • In a medium size pot, boil 2 cups of water. Grab a large bowl and combine the Baileys liqueur, Butterscotch Schnapps, vodka, gingerbread simple syrup, and cold water. Stir the mixture well. Using a whisk, stir in 4 Knox gelatin packets until all the powder is dissolved. Pour the 2 cups of boiling water in and continue to mix.
  • Now pour the gingerbread jello shot mixture into the jello shot cups. Chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours until all the gelatin is set. Just before serving, top with whipped cream and small gingerbread cookiesEnjoy!

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