Eggnog Jello Shots

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

You won’t find these Eggnog Jello Shots at your family yuletide snoozefest. These potent bites are meant for holly jolly ragers. Based loosely on George Washington’s extremely boozy Eggnog recipe, these jiggly seasonal shots mix store-bought eggnog with brandy, dark rum and rye, and are molded into holiday shapes like Christmas trees, Stars of David (for an inclusive shindig), tree ornaments, stockings, gifts and Santa hats. Dusted with cinnamon and nutmeg for some aromatics and decoration, they’re the perfect way to party all night until Santa comes sliding down the chimney.



  • 1 Cup eggnog
  • 2 oz brandy
  • 1.5 oz dark rum
  • 1.5 oz Rye
  • 2 packets gelatin
  • Freshly Grated Cinnamon, for garnish
  • Nutmeg


Step one

Pour eggnog into a saucepan and add gelatin. Let bloom for five minutes.

Step two

Heat saucepan over medium, stirring until gelatin is dissolved.

Step three

Take off the heat, and let cool slightly.

Step four

Add all three spirits and stir to combine.

Step five

Spray mold with cooking spray.

Step six

Pour into molds (or plastic shot cups) and refrigerate overnight.

Step seven

Carefully release shots from molds and lay out on a plate.

Step eight

Garnish with a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Mix It Up!

If you’d prefer to make your Eggnog Jello from scratch, feel free to use your favorite recipe, from classic Eggnog to worldly Coquito. Just omit the booze in the Jello Shot recipe above, and add about half a cup of your pre-boozed Eggnog (to make up for the lost liquid).

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