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Mermaid Jello Shots

If you’ve ever dreamt of living near the sea, these Mermaid Jello Shots are the perfect way to get you closer to that dream! They are made with vodka, grape pucker schnapps and few other ingredients to make a one-of-a-kind adult-only treat!

mermaid jello shots

Mermaid Jello Shots

Jello Shots are something that are perfect any time of the year but I like to change up the flavors and styles as the seasons change.

For Halloween, I love my Eyeball Jello Shots, For Cinco De Mayo, these Tequila Lime Jello Shots are perfect, Champagne Jello Shots are perfect for any special or elegant occasion and of course, for summer, these Mermaid Jello Shots are perfect!

Serve these up at any adult party, pool party or really, anytime you want something cute and boozy. They are sure to be a hit!

mermaid jello shots on table

How to Make Mermaid Jello Shots

This recipe uses purple grape jello and mermaid colored sprinkles with mermaid tail sprinkles to make this fun boozy treat.

mermaid jello shots

It’s as easy as mixing gelatin mix, alcohol, water and a few other ingredients in a bowl then pouring into a pan and sticking in the fridge until firm.

If you’d rather, you can also remove the alcohol from this recipe and just make them regular. Just swap the alcohol for additional sparkling grape juice.

Enjoy your tasty mermaid jello shots!

mermaid jello shot
Mermaid Jello Shots

Mermaid Jello Shots

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

How to Make Mermaid Jello Shots


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder (equal to 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 box grape Jello
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 ounces grape pucker schnapps
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 cup sparkling cider or champagne
  • 1 8x8 square pan
  • Multi-colored sugar or sprinkles for garnish, if desired
  • Candy mermaid tails


  1. In a small mixing bowl add unflavored gelatin powder. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Soak the gelatin for 2 minutes. Whisk until dissolved.
  2. Add 1 cup of hot water and grape Jello to the bowl. Whisk until everything is dissolved.
  3. Add grape pucker schnapps, lemon juice, vodka and champagne. Whisk to combine.
  4. Spray pan with cooking spray oil and wipe. This will leave just enough oil to keep the Jello from sticking to the pan. Pour Jello into pan and place in fridge for about an hour, or until very firm.  
  5. Take a knife and gently go around the edges of the Jello. Place a large plate or cutting board on top of pan and flip over and life up the pan. The Jello should slide right out of the pan. Cut the Jello into squares with a large knife.
  6. Garnish with colored sugar and/or sprinkles and mermaid tails if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Carmen Lozada

Friday 15th of July 2022

What can I use to replace the alcohol


Monday 18th of July 2022

If you don't want to make them with alcohol, you can simply remove the 4 ounces of alcohol and make the recipe as-is :)


Sunday 17th of April 2022

flip over and life up the pan (?????)


Monday 18th of April 2022

Yes, basically you are putting a cutting board on top of the pan then flipping it over so the jello falls out of the pan onto the cutting board so you can cut it.


Monday 13th of September 2021

The ingredients include 1/2 cup of cold water, but the instructions state 1 cup. Should the cold water be 1/2 or 1 cup of cold water?


Monday 13th of September 2021

Thank you for catching that typo. It should be 1/2 cup cold water.


Tuesday 27th of July 2021

Why is lemon juice included in the ingredient list but not used in the recipe?


Tuesday 27th of July 2021

Hi Madison! I am so sorry, I just updated it. It should be added when you add the vodka and other alcoholic ingredients :)

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