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Sunrise Jello Shots with Rum

These Sunrise Jello Shots with Rum are the perfect start to summer. They are easy to make and will be the highlight of any party.

sunrise jello shots made with rum on wood table

When it comes to making jello shots at home, I know a thing or two. Through trial and error, I’ve made hundreds (possibly thousands) of jello shots and it’s one of the easiest alcoholic treats to make.

So, whether you’re looking for an easy recipe to make jello shots for your next party or a simple recipe for those summer parties, this sunrise jello shots with rum recipe will be a huge hit! It’s a definite spin on pina colada jello shots.

up close of layered sunrise jello shots

Want more fun jello shots? Check out our Orange Creamsicle Jello Shots, Gummy Bear Jello Shots, Mermaid Jello Shots and even our Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots.

How to Make Sunrise Jello Shots with Rum

Ingredients:

ingredients to make summer jello shots on table

Directions:

Step One: Pour the water into a large measuring cup with a spout. Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the water, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.

Step Two: Pour half of the gelatin into another pitcher with a spout and add a splash of cherry juice (from the jar of maraschino cherries) and one drop of red food coloring and stir well. 

Step Three: Add the cherry layer to the shot glasses, filling them about a third of the way up, with the cherry mixture. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.

Step Four: Mix up the yellow layer, add gelatin, Bailey’s colada, pineapple juice, and orange juice, stir well. Then add 1 drop of yellow food coloring and stir well.

Step Five: Pour the yellow layer on top of the cherry layer and fill each jelly shot cup to the top.  Place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool. 

Step Six: Place a Maraschino Cherry on the top of each shot glass before serving. 

Step Seven: Serve, and Enjoy!

colored jello shots on white wood table

Things to Note:

  • You can use malibu rum or any other delicious rum of your choosing. Basically, any white rum will work for these.
  • I used 2 oz shot glasses but you can use any size of plastic containers or jello shot cups you’d like.
  • Use gel food coloring as it mixes better and gives a more vibrant color.
  • If you’d rather have the layers of jello flavored, you can use watermelon jello or strawberry jello for the red layer and lemon jello for the yellow layer.
  • You can use coconut water in place of the regular water if you want more of a tropical flavor.
  • For easy transfer to the fridge, place the jell-o shots on a cookie sheet and place into the refrigerator.
  • Keep all jello shots in the fridge before serving. They will be good for 3-4 days after making.

Sunrise Jello Shots with Rum

5 from 1 vote
Brittanie
These Sunrise Jello Shots with Rum are the perfect start to summer. They are easy to make and will be the highlight of any party.
Servings 20 Jello Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of Bailey’s Colada
  • 2 cups of Water
  • ¼ pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup Orange juice
  • 3 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
  • Bright Yellow and Red Food Coloring Gel
  • 1 small jar of Maraschino Cherries
  • Plastic Shot Glasses

Instructions
 

  • Pour the water into a large measuring cup with a spout. Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the water, and let the gelatin bloom for 15 minutes, until completely dissolved.
  • Pour half of the gelatin into another pitcher with a spout and add a splash of cherry juice (from the jar of maraschino cherries) and one drop of red food coloring and stir well. 
  • Add the cherry layer to the shot glasses, filling them about a third of the way up, with the cherry mixture. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Mix up the yellow layer, add gelatin, Bailey's colada, pineapple juice, and orange juice, stir well. Then add 1 drop of yellow food coloring and stir well.
  • Pour the yellow layer on top of the cherry layer and fill each jelly shot cup to the top.  Place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool. 
  • Place a Maraschino Cherry on the top of each shot glass before serving. 
  • Serve, and Enjoy!

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

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5 from 1 vote
Recipe Rating




Brandon

Thursday 7th of April 2022

Easy to make and delicious