Green Jameson Jello Shot

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall
Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Green colored drinks don’t have a wonderful history as they relate to St. Patrick’s Day. It’s mostly watered down green beer. But turning your drinks emerald for the holiday doesn’t have to produce subpar results. Green Jello Shots capture the spirit of the festivities without besmirching the good reputation of beer. And, since this is St. Patrick’s Day, what better spirit to use than Irish whiskey? We opted for Jameson here because it is hands down the most popular Irish whiskey in the country—Americans buy more Jameson than the next nine Irish whiskeys combined. But you should feel free to use your choice of Irish whiskey. We wanted to keep the taste bright and sweet, almost like a Rickey, so we added some lime juice into the mix along with the whiskey and some sugar. If sweet, tangy, wiggly whimsy isn’t your thing, these Irish whiskey cocktails are perfectly acceptable St. Patrick’s Day drinks. But for a truly great St. Paddy’s Day, you need these Jello Shots, which are a welcome change from the usual shots of Jamo you and your friends usually do come mid-March. Sláinte.

Green Jameson Jello Shot



  • .75 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 packet Unflavored Gelatin
  • .25 Cup Sugar
  • .5 Cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • .25 Cup Lime Juice
  • Green Food Coloring


Step one

Dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water.

Step two

Add Jameson and lime juice and whisk to combine.

Step three

Add food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green.

Step four

Pour into plastic shot glasses and chill until set (at least 2 hours).

Contributed by Supercall

Mix It Up!

If you want something a little less sweet, you can cut the sugar out of the recipe. The gelatin will still set in the same way.