Want to make some spooky, scary RED Halloween Jello Shots for your next soiree? Need a show stopping signature cocktail or mocktail to wow all of your Halloween guests? Look no further than The Morticia Adams (of The Addams Family) blood red Jello shot! It’s topped with an easy to make, red strawberry rose (Morticia’s favorite flower).
You can make these red Halloween Jello shots for adults by substituting 1/2 cup of rum, vodka or hard alcohol of your choice in place of a 1/2 a cup of cold water in our recipe. If this is for kids just use only water and make the Jello per the instructions on the box.
The best part is that you can make these shots ahead of time to help alleviate the party preparation stress. You can make these in bulk if you’re expecting a large crowd for your Halloween party.
There are several red colored Jello flavors out there that you can use like cherry, black cherry, strawberry, raspberry and even watermelon. We used two boxes of 3 ounce red cherry Jello but you can substitute whichever flavor is your favorite as long as it totals 6 ounces. Because you need two boxes you could make two different flavors to keep it interesting.
We used rum to make our adult Halloween Jello shots recipe but you could substitute any alcohol in place of this like vodka, crown royal, bourbon, whiskey, amaretto….the sky is the limit just make sure that the liquid portion is the same regardless of which flavor of alcohol you use.
You can make a mocktail for a kid friendly Halloween party by just using water and no alcohol in this recipe. For kid friendly, simply make the standard Jello recipe and do what we did for a spooky, scary twist. Let’s see how they turned out!
Blood Red Halloween Jello Shots Recipe
Preparation time: 20 Minutes
Cooking time: 8 Minutes (Refrigeration Time: 8 Hours)
Makes: 14 shots for 6 ounce size box of Jello
How to Make Red Halloween Jello Shots
We’re going to make the Jello according to the directions on the 6 ounce box of Jello. The box of Jello calls for 2 cups of cold water and 2 cups of boiling water. If you would like to make Halloween Jello shots WITH alcohol you would replace 1/2 cup cold water with 1/2 cup alchohol in the recipe.
Combine the boiling water, cold water, alcohol, and Jello powder into a mixing and wisk together until the Jello powder is completely dissolved. Place about 14 condiment cups onto a baking sheet (make sure the baking sheet will fit into your refrigerator). Pour equal amounts of the Jello mixture into each condiment cup.
Place the cookie sheet of Halloween Jello shots in the fridge for up to 8 hours or until set. DO NOT COVER the shots with the lid yet. Wait until the shots have cooled and set. Once the Jello has set you can work on making the strawberry roses…
How to Make Strawberry Roses
Now we are going to cut the strawberry into a rose. Grab the pairing knife and start at the bottom of the strawberry and cut 4 petals. Then move a little higher up and cut a petal in between each of those 4 petals. Do the same for the 3rd and final layer.
Place a toothpick (or cut a skewer to size) into the bottom of the strawberry rose and place the rose in the fully set Jello shot. Make sure it is centered.
Use the edible black sparkle gel to make bloody drip lines around the edge of the Jello shot cups. Place these spooky Halloween Jello shots in the fridge until ready to serve!
You can make the Jello shots 2-3 days ahead of your event but make the Strawberry roses a few hours before your event so they look fresh and beautiful for your party. To keep them looking fresh cover them with saran wrap while in the fridge so the cold air doesn’t cause them to wilt. After the party you can store the Jello shots in the fridge for a week but pull the roses out and cover them so they will last longer.
These scary, blood red Halloween Jello Shots are a great idea for Halloween parties, Halloween Birthday Parties and Addams Family themed parties for kids and adults alike. If you want EASY Halloween party food ideas that can please a crowd…this is your recipe! If you LOVE all things Halloween then check out some of our other fun Halloween DIYs, crafts & recipes below before you leave today!