Looking for a fun and clever way to spookify your Halloween party? Well, we've got just the Halloween recipe for you – Mad Scientist Jello Shot Syringes! These syringes filled with colorful jello shots are the perfect addition to any Halloween gathering.
In this post, we're going to show you how to make the best Jello shots in a syringe, along with some tips and tricks to make these cocktails extra spooky. And be sure to check out my easy Halloween Cocktail Recipes for more ideas!
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What You'll Need
To make these creepy cocktail syringes, you'll need the following items:
- Plastic syringes (10 mL or 1 oz capacity or larger)--you can get these online. They're typically used to help little kids take their medicine.
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk or fork
- Measuring cup
- Pot for boiling water
- Measuring spoons
- 1 box of jello mix (3 oz) in any flavor you'd like. Green apple jello, cherry jello, and orange jello are perfect for Halloween, but blue raspberry would be a great choice, too.
- boiling water
- cold water
- vodka or rum (or any other liquor of your choice)
Instructions and Tips
- Get the water boiling in a pot. Once it's bubbling, remove it from the heat.
- In a mixing bowl, add the boiling water and jello mix. Mix it up until the jello is fully dissolved.
- Stir in the cold water or one cup vodka (or rum if you'd like rum jello shots). Mix everything up until it's fully blended.
- Time to pour the mixture into the syringes. Be sure to leave some space at the top for the cap.
- Pop the syringe shots in the fridge for at least two hours to let the jello set.
Spooky Hallowen Tips:
- Carefully layer the colors to create an eerie color effect. Maybe add some bloody red or a slime green down the sides of each Halloween shot?
- Add some creepy candy eyeballs to your syringes or even create a spooky display.
- Put the syringes in a stand or syringe container that looks like a medical supply holder for added effect.
- Create a backdrop that looks like a mad scientist lab, with jars filled with "specimens" and fake "body parts" lying around.
- You can make these alcohol-free for the kids and just follow the jello package instructions before filling your syringes.
- Switch up the jello flavors to match your theme or personal taste. Brain-shaped pink jello, anyone?
- Experiment with different liquor combinations. Tequila and lime jello for a "Margarita" or Gin and Tonic jello could be a hit!
- Try layering different jello flavors for a multi-colored syringe.
No, it is not recommended to use real syringes for jello shots as they can be difficult to clean and may contain residue that could contaminate the jello mixture. So, do yourself a favor and use plastic syringes that are actually made for food. Trust me, your taste buds (and your guests) will thank you.
It typically takes about two hours for the jello to set in a syringe, but it's best to leave them in the refrigerator overnight for the best results.
To eat a jello syringe, simply suck the jello out of the syringe as you would with a regular syringe. Be careful not to squirt the jello out too quickly, as it can be messy.
The go-to ratio for making jello shots is ½ cup of booze per three ounces of jello mix. But, let's be real here, the standard ratio is more like a suggestion, not a rule. If you want your shots to be a little more tame, go ahead and use ⅓ a cup of liquor instead. Just remember to increase the cold water amount so that you're always using 1 cup of cold liquid in total.
On the other hand, if you want them to pack a real punch, you can use one cup of liquor instead (and omit the cold water). It's all about finding the right balance flavor balance between the jello and the strength of the alcohol. Experiment with the ratios, and don't forget to party responsibly.
So there you have it, folks! Jello Shots in Syringes – the perfect way to add a little pizzazz to your Halloween shindig. These little guys are so easy to make, you'll have plenty of time to focus on perfecting your Halloween party.
Plus, they're guaranteed to get your guests in the mood for a night of creepy fun. So what are you waiting for? Grab your syringes, mix up some Jello Shots, and let the madness begin! Happy Halloween!
Jello Shots in Syringes
- 1 package of jello mix - 3 oz
- 1 cup boiling water
- ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup vodka or rum - or any other liquor of your choice
- Plastic syringes - 10 mL or 1 oz capacity (or larger)
- Boil one cup of water in a pot.
- In a mixing bowl, add the boiling water and jello mix. Whisk until the jello is fully dissolved.
- Stir in the cold water and liquor until the mixture is fully blended.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the plastic syringes. Leave enough space at the top for the cap.
- Place the syringe shots in the fridge for at least two hours to let the jello set.
If you're in the Michigan area, be sure to check out Greenfield Village Halloween this year!