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Jack and Coke Jello Shots
March 2, 2023 | Laura
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These whiskey jello shots are perfect for anybody that loves the classic cocktail, Jack & Coke. They are made with unflavored gelatin, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, and Coca-Cola. When garnished with a lemon wedge, they are the perfect party treat!
A classic Jack & Coke inside of a jello shot.
These Jello shots are for anybody that loves a good Jack & Coke. This cocktail is a simple one and contains only two ingredients- Jack Daniel's Whiskey and Coca-Cola. To keep these Jello shots as close to the real deal as possible they also only contain whiskey, coke, and unflavored gelatin.
When these whiskey shots are garnished with a small lemon wedge, they are the perfect addition to any party- especially fun for adult birthday parties. With easy steps, they are super simple to make and your taste buds will thank you!
Jack and Coke Jello Shot Recipe: Ingredients
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✽ Unflavored Gelatin Powder: I used unflavored gelatin so I can be in control of all the flavors. This allows the shots to taste exactly like an actual Jack and Coke cocktail. I use one packet of Knox unflavored gelatin for this recipe.
✽ Coca-Cola: Instead of using a cup of water, a cup of coke is used instead for more flavor. Of course, you can use any brand of coke for these shots, but I like Coca-Cola brand the best! Plus, since we are using soda as our base, we will not need to add any additional sugar.
✽ Whiskey: The best part! Despite the name of these shots, you can use any brand of whiskey for this recipe. Use your favorite whiskey or use the cheap stuff. They will taste good either way. However, if you want the tried and true, use Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. Another popular choice is Crown Royal Whisky. *Note- I do not recommend using more than a cup of alcohol for this recipe because the shots may not set properly.
✽ Lemon Wedges: There are a few jack and coke recipes that call for a squeeze of lemon juice or a lemon peel garnish. The lemon garnish is completely optional for these shots, but I feel like the lemon makes them extra fun and bright. Perfect for serving at a party!
How to Make Jack and Coke Jell-O Shots
➊ In a medium bowl or large measuring cup, sprinkle 1 package unflavored gelatin powder (1 envelope of Knox gelatin) on top of 1/4 cup room temperature Coca-Cola. Let sit for 5 mins.
➋ In a small saucepan, bring remaining 3/4 cup Coca-Cola to a boil. Whisk the boiling cola into the unflavored gelatin.
Continuing whisking until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes.
➌ Stir in 1 cup whiskey.
➍ Pour mixture into 10 2-ounce Jello shot cups (or 2-ounce condiment plastic or paper cups). I like to place all of my shots on a baking sheet or serving tray so they are easier to transport. Place shots in the fridge for about 4 hours, or until set.
➎ Right before serving, garnish each shot with a small lemon wedge, if desired. Cheers!
Whiskey Jello Shots: Questions
✽ Can I add more alcohol than the recipe calls for to get stronger shots?
I don't recommend using more than a cup of alcohol for this recipe because the shots may not set properly.
✽ Recipe Variations
There's many different variations out there for this coca-cola shot recipe. If you aren't a big whiskey fan, swap it out with vanilla vodka for a vanilla coke jello shot. For cherry coke jello shots, swap the whiskey with a cherry vodka. You can even use Fireball whiskey too for a cinnamon kick!
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Jack and Coke Jello Shots
By Laura | Laura The Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 10 shots
These whiskey jello shots are perfect for anybody that loves the classic cocktail, Jack & Coke. They are made with unflavored gelatin, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, and Coca-Cola. When garnished with a lemon wedge, these fun jello shots are the perfect party treat and super tasty on a hot day!
*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*
• 1 packet unflavored gelatin powder
• 1 cup Coca-Cola, divided
• 1 cup whiskey
• 10 small lemon wedges, for garnish
➊ In a medium mixing bowl or large measuring cup, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup Coca-Cola. Let sit 5 minutes.
➋ Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining 3/4 cup Coca-Cola to a boil. Whisk the boiling soda into the unflavored gelatin. Continue whisking until all the gelatin has dissolved, about 2-3 minutes.
➌ Stir in whiskey. Pour gelatin mixture into 10 2-ounce plastic shot glasses. Place in fridge for about 4 hours, or until set.
➍ Before serving, garnish each jello shot with a small lemon wedge, if desired. Cheers!
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Category: Alcoholic Shots Cuisine: American
Keywords: whiskey jello shots, jack and coke jello shot recipe, jack daniels jello shots, jello shots with soda
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March 2, 2023 by Laura Bullock
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