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4th of July treats

4th of July Jello Shots

4th of July Jello Shots are a classic summer party favorite. Made with red wine and blackberry brandy for the taste of sangria - they are perfect for any holiday celebration!
Course Beverage, Snack
Cuisine 4th of July, American
Keyword 4th of July, berry, Jell-O, jello, memorial day, sangria, wine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 14 shots
Calories 16kcal


  • 14 2-ounce shot glasses
  • 1 injector or pourable measuring cup


  • 1 box raspberry Jello 3 ounces
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • cup red wine
  • cup blackberry brandy
  • blackberries optional
  • raspberries optional
  • strawberries optional
  • blueberries optional


  • Add the boiling water and jello to a medium mixing bowl and stir until dissolved.
  • Add the wine and brandy. Stir again.
  • Using an injector or pourable cup, fill each shot glass about ¾ of the way full.
  • Chill for about 3 hours or until set up.
  • If you want to garnish your jello shots, slice the strawberries into chunks. Top each shot with whipped cream, and one of each fruit. You can also skip the whipped cream and simply top the shot with just the fruit. Enjoy!


  • I like to line up my shot glasses on a flat, firm, moveable surface like a tray or cookie sheet. This makes it easier to move them back and forth from the fridge.
  • Be careful adding more alcohol than what the recipe calls for. This can cause the jello shots to remain liquid. If you like your jello shots a little softer, feel free to add a bit more brandy.
  • Do not add the garnishes to your shots until you’re ready to serve them. They can be garnished for a couple of hours before serving, but do not leave them overnight or the garnishes will get gross, effectively ruining the entire shot.
  • Keep in the fridge covered for up to a week. Do not freeze.
  • If you can’t find raspberry jello, you can always swap it out for red jello in general so the color gets close enough.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0.2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 0.3g