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Eggnog Jello Shots

These Eggnog Jello Shots are going to help spice things up this year in the drink department. Using simple ingredients like eggnog, cinnamon whiskey, gelatin, and simple syrup, you are about to create a fun boozy drink that everyone will love for the upcoming holidays.

four eggnog jello shots topped with whipped cream and cinnamon

Need more festive ideas? Check out these 9 EASY Christmas jello shots!

Christmas Jello Shots

These eggnog shots are perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and other holiday celebrations. Eggnog Jello Shots are something you can make at home or take with you to various holiday parties. Even though these are made with gelatin and not pudding, the creamy eggnog makes the texture feel more like an eggnog pudding shot than an actual jello shot.

ingredients to make eggnog jello shots

What You’ll Need

  • Eggnog – This is what makes the drink so creamy and holiday-friendly.
  • Cinnamon Whiskey – You’ll want to taste cinnamon in this very festive drink choice.
  • Unflavored gelatin – To help make the drink nice and thick, you’ll need gelatin.
  • Pinch of cinnamon – Help bring the flavor out in this drink with cinnamon.
  • Cinnamon sugar – A delicious and welcomed addition to this drink.
  • Simple syrup – A great way to sweeten up the drink.
  • Cinnamon sticks – Add a nice garnishment to this jello shot.
  • Plastic shot glasses – You’ll love how cute these drinks look in the shot glasses.
  • Whipped topping, for garnish – Who doesn’t love whipped cream with their drink?
Dipping the rim of a shot glass into cinnamon sugar

How to Make Eggnog Shots

  • Start preparing the drink. Add eggnog to a medium-size bowl and place in microwave. Heat for 45 seconds. 
  • Bloom the drink. Remove and sprinkle gelatin over top. Let sit for 1 minute and allow to “bloom”. 
  • Start mixing the drink. Whisk gelatin into warm eggnog until gelatin dissolves. 
  • Add the spices. Add cinnamon whiskey and a pinch of cinnamon. 
  • Prepare the rim of the shot glass. Dip the rim of the shot glass into the simple syrup and then into the cinnamon sugar
  • Finish the drink. Place cinnamon sticks in plastic shot glasses and fill with eggnog mixture.
  • Place the drink in the fridge. Refrigerate until set, 2 hours. When ready to serve top with whipped topping. 
eggnog jello shot on a brown plate with a spoonful of eggnog jello shot

Jello Shot Essentials

  • Condiment cups – Unless you have a large stash of shot glasses, you’ll want to make your jello shots in condiment cups. Most jello shots are made in 2 ounce condiment cups but if you want the shots to go further, you can use 1 ounce condiment cups instead.
  • Sauce pan – You’ll want to use a decent, non-stick saucepan for preparing your jello shots. We like this one.
  • Baster – A baster is my secret to easily filling the jello shot cups, without making a mess!
  • Measuring cups – To ensure you’re adding the right amount of water and liquor, you’ll want a decent measuring cup as well.

FAQs & Tips for Success for Eggnog Shoots

  • What is the best alcohol to use for jello shots? When it comes to this drink, you can use Cinnamon Whiskey, but you can also use regular whiskey.
  • Can you add too much whiskey to jello shots? The truth is that the pudding or jello will soak up most of the alcohol. You’ll still be able to taste it, but it won’t be as strong. You can add as much or as little as you’d like. If you choose to follow the recipe, you will use ½ cup Cinnamon Whiskey.
  • When should you make a jello shot? The beauty of a jello shot is that you can make it in advance. You can make them in the morning, afternoon, or evening of the party you’re going to serve them at.

Variations for Eggnog Jello Shots

  • Change up the alcohol – you can use rum, unspiced whiskey, brandy, Rumchata for extra richness
  • Make with pudding – make these with pudding instead of gelatin and mix the whipped cream in to make it creamy. These eggnog pudding shots are worth making!
  • Use homemade eggnog – if you don’t want to use storebought eggnog, then feel free to make your own. Homemade eggnog makes the best eggnog shots!
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eggnog jello shots

Eggnog Jello Shots

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These Eggnog Jello Shots are going to help spice things up this year in the drink department. Using simple ingredients like eggnog, cinnamon whiskey, gelatin, and simple syrup, you are about to create a fun boozy drink that everyone will love for the upcoming holidays.

  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup eggnog
  • ½ cup Cinnamon Whiskey
  • 1 (0.25-oz.) packet of unflavored gelatin
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Shallow bowl with ¼ cup cinnamon sugar
  • Shallow bowl with ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Plastic shot glasses
  • Whipped topping, for garnish

Instructions

    1. Add eggnog to a medium size bowl and place in microwave. Heat for 45 seconds. 
    2. Remove and sprinkle gelatin over top. Let sit for 1 minute and allow to “bloom”. 
    3. Whisk gelatin into warm eggnog until gelatin dissolves. 
    4. Add cinnamon whiskey and a pinch of cinnamon. 
    5. Dip the rim of shot glass into the simple syrup and then into the cinnamon sugar
    6. Place cinnamon sticks in plastic shot glasses and fill with eggnog mixture.
    7. Refrigerate until set, 2 hours. When ready to serve top with whipped topping. 
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Jello Shots
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 105
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 20
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 19
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 19

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