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How to Make the Fireball Jello Shots

Fun and delicious cinnamon and orange jello shots made with Fireball cinnamon whiskey. 
Prep Time20 mins
Wait time for the gelatin to get firm8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Shots
Keyword: fireball jello shots
Servings: 20
Calories: 111kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Measuring cups
  • Teaspoon
  • Juicer
  • Muffin tray

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Notes

How to get the perfect gelatin slices:
To get the prettiest-looking jello shots, start by putting the halved oranges upside down, so 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.
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 Jell-O.However, the orange flavor overpowers the the Fireball’s cinnamon flavor (which is the star ingredient).
How to make this vegan:
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.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg