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Jelly Shots

Spiked Gelatine Treats

It seems like everyone is obsessed with jelly shots. The alcohol spiked gelatine treats can be simple or fancy, fruity or chocolatey, but one thing’s for sure: jelly shots always look amazing. They’re also a fun way to enjoy your favourite tipple, and the good news is they’re hard to get wrong. You can create these popular party treats with just a handful of basic ingredients.

Customise your shots

The Botanikos range of botanically flavoured sugar syrups makes it super easy to flavour up your shots. If you want to go the extra mile, try adding small berries or sparkles before the jellies are fully set for an elegant addition.

If you’re feeling adventurous, it’s also possible to turn your favourite cocktail into a jelly shot with a little bit of tweaking. The key is to maintain the correct proportions of ingredients while scaling them down into shot form.

Depending on how alcoholic you want to make these party treats you can go with a basic 1:1 ratio of simple syrup to spirit. Having experimented on your behalf we think the flavour balance of the moderate spirit recipe works best.

Party Fun

Use Bergamot simple syrup for orange shots, Hibiscus simple syrup for red shots, Lavender simple syrup for lavender shots and Indigo simple syrup for indigo shots. Depending on how many jelly shots you wish to make 2 x Gelatine Leaves (McKenzies) will set 250 ml of liquid to make approx. 12 x 20 ml plastic shot cups. Scale up according to the number of shots you wish to make. We recommend using gelatine leaves because they are easy to use, dissolve perfectly and don’t leave a grainy residue.

Our suggestion for a gathering of 8 people is to make up a 500 ml batch using 4 gelatine leaves for 500 ml liquid. This will make 25 jelly shots and your guests will most likely consume 3 cups each which is roughly equivalent to a regular cocktail shot.



Strong Spirit Taste

  • 125 ml Simple syrup flavour
  • 125 ml Vodka
  • 2 x Gelatine Leaves

Moderate Spirit Taste

  • 150 ml Simple syrup flavour
  • 100 ml Vodka
  • 2 x Gelatine Leaves

Low Spirit Taste

  • 200 ml Simple syrup flavour
  • 50 ml Vodka
  • 2 x Gelatine Leaves

Plain Jelly- for the kids


  1. Place stiff gelatine leaves into a 500 ml glass measuring jug
  2. Add cold tap water to jug so that the leaves are covered
  3. Leave to soak and soften for 10 min
  4. Pour off water and gently squeeze the leaves to remove excess water
  5. Pour simple syrup and spirit into the jug and stir until well mixed
  6. Pour mixture into plastic shot cups. Leave some room at the top
  7. Leave to set- approx. 2 hours- gel should be soft and slightly wobbly.
  8. Place lids on cups and store in fridge- this will set the gel to a firmer consistency.
  9. It is recommended to consume these tasty treats within one week



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