How To Make: Fireball Cider Jell-O Shots

If you’re a twenty or thirty-something, it’s almost a sure bet that if you threw a party at your house, you were left with a bottle (or some remnants) of Fireball Whiskey. For whatever reason, it’s become one of those classic party staples. (I’m still trying to figure out why, to be honest…)

I recently hosted some people at my house over the summer, and alas! Fireball. I stuck that puppy in the freezer and tried to forget about it. Fast forward a couple months – it’s fall (yeah!). Time to break out the apples, warm spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, mixed with citrusy flavors like orange and lemon. Yum!

This past weekend, I went to a Halloween party, and knowing full well that people would be there to drink and have a good time, I wanted to bring some sort of fun, alcoholic treat. I ended up finding a recipe on Delish and I fell in love – Fireball Cider Jell-O shots. Now, THAT’S a Fireball shot that I can get behind!

I decided to take the original recipe, and add my own flare. I upped the citrus, by swapping out the unflavored gelatin for orange, and doubled the amount of lemon juice. Then, naturally, I increased the amount of Fireball to make sure it had that cinnamon kick.

The result? A delicious, bright, flavorful shot that had people coming back for seconds….and thirds! For those that don’t care for Fireball, but don’t want to be left out when literally everyone at the party is taking a shot, this shot’s for you! It had just a hint of cinnamon, not at all overpowering. But at the same time, Fireball-lovers approved! Although just a hint, it’s a recognizable one. These unique little shots were fan favorites, and left no one unsatisfied!

Including the step-by-step below. Cheers!



What you’ll need: 

Makes about 20 Jell-O shots

  • One (1) cup of Apple Cider
  • 1.5 cups of Fireball Whiskey
  • Two Boxes (6 oz) of Orange Jell-O
  • The Juice of One Lemon
  • Whipped Cream
  • One Apple

How to make:

Combine Apple Cider and Lemon juice in a medium-large pot. Bring to a boil.

Add in both packages of orange-flavored Jell-O. Stir occasionally and let simmer for about five (5) minutes.


Remove from heat, and add-in the Fireball.


Lay out your shot-glass cups, and fill about 3/4 of the way up. Be careful – the mixture is hot (and sticky)!


Let cool in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, or until firm.

Now, time to decorate! 

Cut up the apple into small wedges. Add a dollop of Whipped Cream onto the top of each Jell-O shot and garnish with an apple wedge. Voila! 





*Note – the Whipped Cream will “wilt” after a while, so if you’re able, wait until serving to put on the Whip, that way it’ll be fluffy and fresh and your guests will love the cute presentation! 


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