Shamrock Shots

Shamrock Shots

My Shamrock Shots are fun, miniature sized flavored vodka jello shots just for St. Patrick’s Day. They’re so much fun to make and even better to drink (slurp).


St. Patrick’s Day is Friday March 17th, so get your cocktails in line and prepare for shenanigans and pinching people.

*Pinching people* as in people that pinch.

Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, how stinkin’ cute are these little mason jars?? So perfect for making St. Patrick’s Day shots with.

I had no idea these little things even existed until I saw them at Target. 

I just knew I had to have these itty-bitty-made-for-smurfs-glass-beer-mugs. 

Shamrock Shots

How to Make Shamrock Shots

Seriously, these little individual sized cocktails are pretty easy and so much fun to make.

You can also let the kids be involved and leave out the alcohol, but I would probably get bigger “shot” glasses because these are pretty miniature and it may be frustrating for little fingers.

The only time consuming thing about making these cute little things is making the jello and allowing them to set in the shot glasses. 


Shamrock Shots

The rainbows are Airhead sour candy strips that I easily curved.

The pots of gold are tiny little pots that I found at Hobby Lobby for very cheap, and I cut burlap to wrap around the top of the pots to give them a little personality.

Lemonheads work perfectly for the “gold”.

You definitely don’t have to make these in tiny glass beer mugs. You could use the mini plastic “red cup” shot cups; those would work just as well!

Obviously, I used Lucky Charms to decorate my little scene, and if you’re having a St. Patty’s Day party your guests will love this until they get too tipsy to really pay attention to it.

Shamrock Shots

Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day, I have lots of corned beef recipes

Since corned beef Reubens are my absolute favorite sandwich, I tend to use that taste profile to make unique dishes like Reuben Eggrolls, Reuben Stuffed Meatballs, Reuben Burger. <–You must, must taste!!

What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktails?

Shamrock Shots

Shamrock Shots

Yield: 30-40 shots
Prep Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

St. Patrick's Day Grown Up Jello Shots



Make blue Jello according to package directions, adding 1/4 cup vodka.

Fill each cup 1/4 of the way, refrigerate for two hours.

Repeat with cherry flavored jello.

In a large bowl pour 2 envelopes of gelatine, ¾ cup hot water, ¼ cup cold water. 

Mix to combine. 

In a separate bowl add sweetened condensed milk and 1 cup hot water. Whisk to combine. 

Very carefully pour milk mixture into gelatine mixture. Mix to combine. 

Pour white layer on top of set layers. 

Return to refrigerator to completely set; about 2 hours.

Fill another shot cup with lemon drops.

Bend the sour candy into rainbows; place one side into the jello shot and link by placing the other end of candy into cup containing lemon drops.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 76Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

The provided nutrition calculated may not always be accurate.

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Want more St. Paddy’s Day love?  

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charm Pancakes from Katie’s Cocina 

Instant Pot Irish Stew from The View From Great Island

Irish Potato Cakes from The Last Food Blog   


This article was originally published on March 19th, 2019.


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hannah Lagdameo

    It looks so cute and fun to do. I will suggest this on our batch reunion this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Erin Vasicek

    These are so stinking fun! I’ll have to make these next year.

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