Christmas Jell-O Shots

These layered red and green Jell-O shots are a welcome boozy treat for the holidays. We like the flavor of white rum, but you can use your own favorite (clear) liquor, such as tequila or vodka, to make these simple spiked drinks that will bring Christmas cheer to your adult friends and partygoers alike.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 34 shots
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Ingredients

Lime Layer:

One 3-ounce package lime gelatin, such as Jell-O

1/2 cup white rum 

Strawberry Layer:

One 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin, such as Jell-O

1/2 cup white rum 

Topping:

1/2 cup heavy cream

Red and green sprinkles, for decorating 

Directions

Special equipment:
34 plastic shot glasses (1 ounce)
  1. For the lime layer: Heat 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan (or in a heatproof bowl in the microwave) until just simmering. Pour the lime gelatin powder into a medium bowl, then add the hot water. Stir until the powder has completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the rum until combined. Transfer to a large liquid measuring cup. Divide evenly among 34 plastic shot glasses (1-ounce glasses). Refrigerate until the gelatin has set, about 45 minutes.
  2. For the strawberry layer: Heat 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan (or in a heatproof bowl in the microwave) until just simmering. Pour the strawberry gelatin powder into a medium bowl, then add the hot water. Stir until the powder has completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in the rum until combined. Transfer to a large liquid measuring cup. Carefully pour this mixture on top of the set lime layer in each shot glass, then return the glasses to the refrigerator to set completely, about 2 hours. 
  3. For the topping: Meanwhile, with an electric mixer on medium speed, whisk the cream in a large bowl until it holds stiff peaks. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  4. Pipe or dollop the whipped cream on each shot, then decorate lightly with sprinkles. Serve chilled.