Glow-in-the-Dark Jello Shots

Light up your Halloween party with a round of Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a vodka tonic with lime. 

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

Every year, I tell you how I don’t looove Halloween. And then I get an idea, and I make it, and at some point during the process I realize that I kinda secretly like Halloween a lot.

I’m not anti-Halloween, but I’m probably not ever going to be the kind of lady who decks her house out with faux spiderwebs. A jack-o-lantern or two is about all I will swing.

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

I’d definitely rather eat bloody pancakes instead of watching a bloody horror flick.

I’d rather throw a classy black-and-white party instead, complete with black cocktailschocolate mummy cupcakes and spiderweb tarts.

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

I am all in for the special effects though. Last year I made these Mad Scientist Cocktails, made eerier with dry ice and brightly-colored vodka infused with candy.

So this year I had to go for even more shock factor with these Glow in the Dark Jello Shots.

Edible jello shots that glow in the dark, you ask? Yep. They’re a scream.

Here’s what they look like in regular light:

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

And here they are with the black light:

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

These party treats are actually on the classy side. They’re essentially vodka tonic jello shots, made with limeade and a bit of real lime juice. You can even make them with gin if you’re more of a gin and tonic kind of person!

I topped mine with sprinkles because, well, who doesn’t like sprinkles? (The answer is my boyfriend — but only because I tend to spill them on the floor when I am baking.)

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

So what makes them glow? That’d be the tonic water.

Tonic water contains small amounts of quinine, which is an alkaloid found in the bark of the cinchona tree and it glows under ultraviolet light. (Fun fact: Quinine is sometimes used to treat malaria.)

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

We picked up a couple black lights in order to do this photo shoot, and gosh, was it fun. I think it would be so fun to have a glow in the dark Halloween party with these jello shots!

(Though they are kind of cool in their lime green state too, right?)

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

Also! Guess what? My friend Heather put together #TheHalloweenProject again and I’m joining her plus a few friends to bring you even more Halloween tricks & treats:

Search #TheHalloweenProject on social media to find even more spooky treats from past years!

Pin the Glow in the Dark Jello Shots recipe for later!

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

Light up your Halloween party with a round of boozy Glow in the Dark Jello Shots! These classy gelatin treats taste just like a gin and tonic OR a vodka tonic with lime! Delight your guests with this tricky spin on a Halloween cocktail. (via feastandwest.com)

Glow in the Dark Jello Shots

Yield: 12 jello shots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

A spooky Halloween jello shot that guests won't soon forget!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tonic water (with quinine)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packets gelatin (.5 ounces total)
  • 1/2 cup limeade
  • 1/2 cup vodka or gin
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • lime green sprinkles
  • metallic nonpareils/dragees

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together tonic water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Sprinkle gelatin over top and let rest for 5 minutes until the surface is wrinkled.
  2. Place the saucepan over the stove on medium heat. Warm the liquid over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not let boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk in the limeade, vodka/gin and lime juice.
  4. Distribute into 12 plastic shot glasses. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving. Keep chilled until serving. Top with sprinkles and metallic nonpareils/dragees before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 jello shot
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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