‘Lucky Leprechaun’ St. Patrick’s Day Jello Shots


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These St. Patrick’s Day green jello shots have an added touch o’ the Irish with Bailey’s Irish Cream added into the recipe. If you’re looking for a festive drink for your St. Patrick’s Day party, these jello shots with alcohol will be sure to please the 21+ crowd.

Looking for more seasonal party cocktails? You’ll love our Santa’s Little Helper Christmas punch and a summer party favorite, the Tipsy Mermaid!

st. patrick's day jello shots pin

Ah, I remember the days of going out on St. Patrick’s Day and pre-gaming with a round (or 3) of green tinted drinks.

Thank goodness we didn’t have cell phones back then. The photos taken with our archaic digital cameras are now tucked neatly away in a shoe box somewhere, not to be posted on the ‘gram with a ‘Bloggers Gone Wild!’ caption. 😉

While my St. Patrick’s Days may not be as rowdy anymore (I usually spend the night before helping my kids make leprechaun traps), we still enjoy celebrating with a few friends and fun flavored beverages such as these ‘Lucky Leprechaun’ Jello shots.

green jello shots with Bailey's Irish Cream

What sets these green jello shots apart from other drinks? Bailey’s Irish Cream is added into the recipe for an additional Irish touch.

This recipe is a true crowd-pleaser, but be forewarned: after a few of them you may be feeling the luck o’ the Irish more than usual. Take care and enjoy responsibly!

‘Lucky Leprechaun’ Rum Jello Shot Cups with Irish Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 4 Hours

Jello Shots Ingredients:

2 boxes clear gelatin – 8 packs in each box
1 drop green food gel
1/2 cup bailey’s irish cream
1/2 cup silver rum

Layered Jello Shots Instructions:

For Green Layer:

Step 1: Boil 1 cup water. In a bowl add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup rum. Whisk in 4 packs of the clear gelatin and 1 drop green food gel. Add in hot water and whisk well.

Step 2: Set out tall jello shot cups. Pour 1/2 the way with green jello. Place in fridge and let set for two hours. The jello should be set. Check by shaking the cups. If you see liquid wait another hour.

For Bailey’s Layer:

Boil 1 cup water. In a bowl add 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream (or another brand). Whisk in 4 packs of the clear gelatin. Add in hot water and whisk well.

Pour Bailey’s layer over the top of the green layer. Let set for two hours in the fridge. The jello should be set. Check by shaking the cups. If you see liquid wait another hour.

Here they are, lined up and ready for the final touch!

green jello shots with alcohol

Tip: If you want to get really fancy, you could add a layer of orange jello and make these drinks look like the flag of Ireland.

st. patrick's day jello shot with alcohol

Drink responsibly of course, and use Uber to get home if you’ve enjoyed a few of these festive St. Paddy’s Day drinks. 🙂

st. patrick's day green jello shots collage

Raise your green jello shots, here’s to you this St. Patrick’s Day! May we all be Irish, even for just one day a year.

st. patrick's day jello shots collage

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