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Cinnamon Jell-O Shots

December 9, 2021 | Laura Bullock

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If you are a fan of cinnamon candy and cinnamon whiskey such as Fireball then these Jello shots are just for you! Made with cinnamon imperials and booze, they pack all of that delicious cinnamon flavor in one shot! These would be perfect for a Christmas party!

Cinnamon Red Hot Jello Shots Recipe

Spicy, Sweet, & Boozy

Can anybody else just sit down and eat an entire package of Red Hots or Hot Tamales candy? They are so dang good, and that fiery cinnamon taste is so addicting.

Despite my love for cinnamon candy, I still never considered myself a huge fan of the taste of Fireball. Perhaps my college days turned me off of it. Why are so many people so persistent on you taking a fireball shot??

Anyways, I had an idea.. mix the two together- candy and whiskey. They were so good that now I'm going to keep a bottle of cinnamon whiskey around just so I can make these Jello shots whenever I crave a shot with a spicy kick. I originally made these for Christmas celebrations, but their red color would also make them great for Valentine's Day as well or even a Halloween party. Regardless of the reason, they are sure to be a party favorite!

Cinnamon Whiskey Jello Shot Ingredients

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✽ Unflavored Gelatin Powder: I use unflavored gelatin powder so I can be in control of all the flavors. I like to use Knox Gelatin for these shots.

✽ Water: When making Jello shots I usually try to use a liquid that isn't water to have the most flavor as possible. Trust me when I say that water in these shots is more than okay. Those cinnamon candies are powerful just like the whiskey.

✽ Cinnamon Imperials: What better way to get a cinnamon candy flavored shot than to add actual cinnamon candy to the recipe! This red hot candy is going to make these shots EXTRA cinnamon-y! Popular brands are Brach's Cinnamon Imperials and Red Hots.

✽ Cinnamon Whiskey (Fireball): Any brand of cinnamon whiskey is good here- cheap or expensive! It seems like the most talked about is Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, but there's lots more brands out there such as Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Whiskey, Evan Williams Cinnamon Reserve, and Cinerator Hot Cinnamon Whiskey.

✽ Whipped Cream: While adding whipped cream to the top of these shots is completely optional, it is highly recommended.

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Jello Shots Recipe

How to Make Fireball Jello Shots Recipe

➊ In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, pour in 1/2 cup of room temperature water, sprinkle 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin on top, and let sit.

βž‹ Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup cinnamon imperials. Stir over medium heat until the candies have melted.

➌ Whisk the hot water + cinnamon mixture into the jello mixture. Continue whisking until all of the gelatin has dissolved and there are no clumps.

➍ Whisk in 1 cup Fireball whiskey (cinnamon whiskey). Pour into 2-ounce plastic cups, and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until set. I like to put all the shots on to a cookie sheet so they are easier to transport in and out of the fridge.

➎ If desired, right before serving top with whipped cream and crushed cinnamon imperials. An easy way to crush the cinnamon candies is to wrap in a paper towel and hit with a hard object such as a wooden cocktail hammer. Cheers!

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Fireball Jello Shots: Questions

Can I leave out the cinnamon imperial candies for this recipe?

While the cinnamon whiskey does bring some flavor to these shots, they get most of their punch from those cinnamon candies. Melting down the candy will ensure that these shots are delicious and unforgettable. You definitely do not want to leave them out!

How should I store the Jello shots?

If you aren't going to be taking the shots right away, cover them with plastic wrap or a lid and keep them in the fridge. Do not add the whipped cream until right before you are ready to eat them.

Can I add more alcohol to the shots?

I don't advise adding more alcohol because the gelatin to liquid ratio would change, and then there's a chance of the shots not setting properly.

However, if you really want to add more alcohol to this recipe, you could melt the cinnamon candies in 1/2 cup of water instead of 1 cup. Then after whisking the melted cinnamon candies into the set gelatin, pour in 1 1/2 cups of cinnamon whiskey rather than 1 cup.

The most important thing is to make sure you are using a total amount of 2 1/2 cups of liquid.

Fireball Cherry Jello Shots Recipe

To add a bit of cherry flavor to these Jello shots, replace the 1 cup of Fireball cinnamon whisky with 1/2 cup cinnamon whiskey + 1/2 cup cherry-flavored vodka.

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Cinnamon Shots Recipe for Christmas and Holiday Party

Cinnamon Jell-O Shots

By Laura | Laura The Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 12 shots

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If you are a fan of cinnamon candy and cinnamon whiskey such as Fireball then these Jello shots are just for you! Made with cinnamon imperials and booze, they pack all of that delicious cinnamon flavor in one shot! These would be perfect for a Christmas party!

*Some of these links may be affiliate links. As a part of Amazon Associates, I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

β€’ 1 1/2 cups water, divided
β€’ 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
β€’ 1/2 cup cinnamon imperials, plus more for topping
β€’ 1 cup cinnamon whiskey
β€’ Optional: whipped cream, for topping

Instructions

➊ In a medium bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin powder on top of 1/2 cup of room temperature water. Set aside.
βž‹ Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, add 1 cup water and cinnamon imperials. Stir over medium heat until the candies are completely melted.
➌ Whisk hot cinnamon water mixture into the gelatin + water mixture until the gelatin is dissolved and there are no clumps.
➍ Whisk in cinnamon whiskey.
➎ Pour mixture into 2-ounce plastic jello shot cups, and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours or until set.
➏ Top with whipped cream and crushed cinnamon imperials right before serving, if desired.

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Category: Alcoholic Shots, Winter Cuisine: American
Keywords: fireball jello shot recipe, jello shots with fireball, whiskey jello shots, cinnamon shots, christmas jello shots

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December 9, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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