Mojito Jello Shots

Mojito Jello Shots are the cutest way to enjoy the classic rum cocktail in bite-size form! Make a batch for a day by the pool or for a bachelorette party! Everyone will love them. 

Mojito Jell-O Shots // Feast + West

It has been way too long since I posted a Jello shot recipe. Ever since making Champagne Jello Shots and Baby Guinness Jello Shots, I’ve become weirdly enamored with jello shots.

They’re way more fun when you make them from scratch!

Mojito Jell-O Shots // Feast + West

I made these Mojito Jello Shots for my friend’s bachelorette party earlier this month.

My friend, the bride, always orders a mojito whenever we go out. She loves rum drinks in general, but especially the tart, fresh, sweet mojito.

So in her honor, I created these alcoholic treats for us to enjoy together with friends, and they were a big hit. Minty and slightly sour with a bit of alcohol, these puppies are a delightful party treat.

Mojito Jell-O Shots // Feast + West

To make these, you’ll need lime juice, mint, sugar, rum and gelatin. You’ll need a stove and a bit of patience.

But really, from-scratch Jello shots are fantastically easy, and taste SO much better. (See these Paloma Jello Shots and these Apple Cider Bourbon Jello Shots if you don’t believe me.)

The hardest part is shelling the limes so you can pour the lime juice into them. Or, you can skip the lime shell part entirely and just make these in regular ol’ plastic shot glasses.

Mojito Jell-O Shots // Feast + West

For the record, you can totally make any kind of Jello shot without the alcohol. Not a bad idea if you’ll have kids around when you make them.

Anyway, I think I might make them again for a party soon! I know my friends will adore them. // susannah

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Mojito Jell-O Shots are the cutest way to enjoy the classic rum cocktail in bite-size form! Make a batch for a day by the pool or for a bachelorette party! Everyone will love them. (via
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Mojito Jello Shots

Yield: 16 1-ounce jello shots
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
A favorite cocktail turned jello shot — perfect for summer parties!
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  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 15-20 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 2 envelopes powdered gelatin 5 1/2 teaspoons
  • ¾ cup silver rum
  • 8 limes halved and with fruit removed (optional)


  • Prepare molds.(I used the lime shells, but you can also use plastic cups, cupcake wrappers or mini-muffin tins.) Spray them lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, water and mint. (For stronger mint flavor, first clap the mint leaves between your hands to release the oils.) Stir until sugar dissolves. Do not boil. Remove from heat. Discard mint leaves.
  • Add the lime juice to a medium bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over top and allow to rest for 5 minutes until gelatin is softened and the liquid’s surface appears slightly wrinkled.
  • Stir the lime-gelatin mixture into the sugar water. Warm over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not let boil. Remove from heat. Stir in the rum and 1 or 2 chopped up mint leaves.
  • Distribute the liquid evenly among the molds. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving. If using lime shells, cut in half to create lime wedges before serving.

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nutrition information

Yield: 16 1-ounce jello shots

amount per serving:

Serving: 1ounce Calories: 66kcal Carbohydrates: 11g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.1g Saturated Fat: 0.01g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 3mg Potassium: 49mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Vitamin A: 60IU Vitamin C: 12mg Calcium: 15mg Iron: 0.3mg
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  1. pam (Grey is the New Black) says

    Pinned!!! I would love it if you would link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black. It’s a link up that runs every Tuesday featuring all things alcohol!

  2. Jessica says

    Thank you so much for this! I tried a recipe from a different website twice that had me stir the gelatin directly into the sugar/water mixture, and it didn’t work either time. I was very relieved to find a method that worked in time for my party! 😀

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