The seasonal treat that inspires strong feelings - love 'em or hate 'em - in a boozy shot form. This version goes for a triple shot, so shoot responsibly. Serve with candy corn on the side. Cheers!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 shots
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 3/4 cup boiling water into a small bowl. Add lemon gelatin mix; stir until dissolved. Pour 1 cup vodka into a glass measuring cup; add enough ice to make 1 1/4 cup. Stir into lemon gelatin until slightly thickened; remove any unmelted ice. Fill tall shot glasses 1/3 of the way with lemon gelatin mixture.

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  • Refrigerate until lemon gelatin layer is set, at least 90 minutes.

  • Pour remaining 3/4 cup boiling water into the small bowl. Add orange gelatin mix; stir until dissolved. Pour remaining 1 cup vodka into a glass measuring cup; add enough ice to make 1 1/4 cup. Stir into orange gelatin until slightly thickened; remove any unmelted ice. Pour over lemon gelatin layer.

  • Refrigerate until orange gelatin layer is set, at least 90 minutes.

  • Pour 2 tablespoons warm water into a bowl. Add unflavored gelatin; stir until dissolved. Stir in condensed milk and rum. Pour over orange gelatin layer.

  • Refrigerate until top layer is set, at least 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Tall shot glasses are available at specialty stores or online.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 22.4g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 8.3mg; sodium 81.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2016
worked great Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2019
I had trouble with the top layer jelling. I ended up having to scrape it off and just put whipped cream for that layer. They were a hit at the party. Next time I would add orange food coloring to the orange jello. You had to hold them to the light to see the different colors. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
These were a HUGE hit! I recommend doubling the recipe for the yellow and making the yellow layer fairly thick in the cup. I poured such a thin layer you could barely see the difference between the orange and yellow layers. Also, for the orange layer we used mandarin flavored vodka. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2016
worked great Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2017
Overall great but I'm not an expert gelatin maker. It took me a re-do on the top layer to get it right. I heated up the liquor a bit added it with the warm water to the unflavored gelatin then strained any thicker gelatin chunks out before adding the warmed milk to it. This fixed my problem but preparing it as the directions read I ended up with chunks of gelatin in the sweetened milk that I could pour off the other layers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2020
Overall, the shot is great looking and a hit! I used Tito's vodka and Cruzan light rum. By the recipe steps, the top layer ended up being a failure. Looked at other comments and one was helpful: For top white layer- use 2 TBSP BOILING HOT water (not "warm"like recipe says) Add unflavored gelatin and stir for a few minutes until it's dissolved and smooth like water. Add 1/2 cup of rum, heated for 15 to 20 seconds in microwave, or do briefly on a pot on stovetop. Add can of sweetened condensed milk, heated 20 seconds in microwave-safe dish in microwave Also, if you have a cooking syringe or a turkey baster it will make the layering process faster and more accurate. Everyone, liked the shots but a few people didn't like the softer texture of the top layer. It was just a slightly different texture from the sweetened condensed milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2020
Turned out great! Although be sure to stir the gelatin a long time for it to dissolve properly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2017
Our guests were so impressed and thought they were quite good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2017
These were awesome! I don't like vodka so I used Silver Tequila for the lemon jello and for the condensed milk and for the orange jello I used Triple Sec. They tasted like very strong margarita's! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/27/2018
The yellow and orange were very strong and the top layer never set. I'm making again but trying a little less alchohol. I'm try 3/4 instead of a cup each. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2018
These are always a favorite for the adults on Halloween. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2019
I had trouble with the top layer jelling. I ended up having to scrape it off and just put whipped cream for that layer. They were a hit at the party. Next time I would add orange food coloring to the orange jello. You had to hold them to the light to see the different colors. Read More
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