Fireball Jello shots, a delicious and fun take on the classic Jello shots.
These Fireball Jello shots require only few ingredients.
Yet, they pack a delicious sweet, spicy and aromatic flavor combo with the Fireball Cinnamon whiskey and orange simple syrup.
Although they might look a bit complicated, they are actually very easy to make. They’re a fun and pretty twist on the classic Jello shots.
Perfect for a fall-themed or Christmas party to bring to a gathering of friends or entertaining at home.
What Is Fireball?
Per its name, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is the key ingredient in these Jello shots.
It’s a delicious Canadian whiskey with a sweet cinnamon taste (similar to Red Hots candy).
Fireball been pretty popular as of a few years ago (and frankly, I can see why) although it’s been around since the 80’s.
Keep it on hand in your liquor cabinet to not only get creative in the cocktail department, but also in the kitchen for recipes like cakes.
What Ingredients Go In These Fireball Jello Shots?
Fireball whiskey — The star of the show with its very unique cinnamon flavor.
Homemade orange simple syrup — Orange pairs nicely with cinnamon. Get easy step-by-step instructions below.
Unflavored gelatin — Needed to create the Jello shots. You can use orange-flavored Jello. However, I find that it overpowers the Fireball’s cinnamon taste.
Oranges — Halved and emptied to use as unique containers and orange peel for the orange-infused simple syrup. Therefore, no shot cups or shot glasses are required!
How to Make Orange-infused Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is a key ingredient in many cocktail and cake recipes. It can be made plain or infused with many flavors, like oranges.
It’s a versatile ingredient to use whenever you need to sweeten cold drinks because dissolving granulated sugar in them is more difficult as it doesn’t dissolve as well as in hot drinks.
The ratio to make any simple syrup is always equal parts water, equal parts of sugar and equal parts the flavoring agent (if used).
— 2 cups water
— 2 cup granulated white sugar
— 3 oranges (only the peel)
Step by Step Instructions:
1 — Wash and peel 3 oranges, and then, cut the peel into smaller pieces.
2 — In the saucepan in medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and orange peels. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.
3 — Remove the peels and let the syrup cool down completely before transferring it into the storage container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
How to Make the Orange Peel Containers
It looks a bit intimidating, but believe me, when I say it is just a bit of effort for a pretty jello shot treat. And it looks way classier to serve than in a plastic shot!
1 — Cut the oranges in half. Start by putting the halved oranges upside down so that you cut the peel and then the gelatin. Do not try to make them too thin or they’ll break. Cut each orange into four pieces for the best results.
2 — Remove the pulp by first juicing them carefully to not break into the skin.
3 — Remove all the fiber parts until you end up with a nice white looking mini bowl. To do this you can use a juicer and a teaspoon.
Useful Equipment to Make These Fireball Jello Shots
— Cutting board
— Measuring cups
— Muffin tray
How to Store These Fireball Jello Shots
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Other Presentation Ideas
You can use classic plastic shot glasses instead of the orange peels.
Or make them in a loaf pan by pouring the mixture into a greased loaf pan, letting the mixture set as in the orange peel method, and then remove from the pan and cut in squares
Can I Substitute Unflavored Gelatin for Orange-flavored Jello?
Yes, you can substitute the unflavored gelatin for orange JellO.
However, the orange flavor overpowers the the Fireball’s cinnamon flavor (which is the star ingredient).
What About Making It Vegan?
Since gelatin comes from pork bones, this recipe isn’t suitable for vegan diets.
However, to make these Fireball shots vegan-friendly, substitute the unflavored gelatin packets with agar-agar.
You’ll need to dissolve the agar-agar in liquid. Then, bring it to a boil over medium-low heat and simmer until it thickens.
For a few more Jello shot recipes —
- Champagne Jello Shots
- Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Jello Shots
- Edible Flower Lemon Jello Shots
- How to make the ultimate Jello Shots
How to Make the Fireball Jello Shots
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Muffin tray
For the jello shots:
- 1/2 cup Fireball whiskey
- 1 cup orange simple syrup
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- 5-6 oranges for the jello shots depending on their size
- 4 tbsp water
For the orange-infused simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 3 oranges only the peel
To make the orange simple syrup:
- Wash and peel 3 oranges, and then, cut the peel into smaller pieces.
- In the saucepan in medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and orange peels. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove the peels and let the syrup cool down completely before transferring it into the storage container. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
To make the jello shots:
- Cut the 5-6 oranges reserved for jello shots in half. Juice them, and then scoop out the flesh. Set the emptied oranges aside. (You can keep the remaining pulp and juice for other recipes.)
- In a glass, add the 2 gelatin packets and dissolve with 4 tablespoons of cold water.
- In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of orange simple syrup to a boil. Remove from heat and mix in the dissolved gelatin until well combined.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together the gelatin and syrup mixture with 1/2 cup of Fireball.
- Place the halved orange peels into a muffin tray.
- Pour the simple syrup, gelatin, and fireball mixture into the peels until full.
- Refrigerate for 6-8 hours or until firm.
- Once the gelatin has set, remove the oranges from the muffin pan and slice them into quarters.
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