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Mojito Jello Shots

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These Mojito Jello Shot recipes are literally the best! Add a few fresh mint leaves, and this easy recipe is certain to be the star of the party. The hardest part is limiting yourself to just one of these Mojito Jello Shots!

Mojito jello shot in a plastic cup.

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What I love about these delicious jello shots is the lime gelatin mixture. It’s the perfect flavor that pairs perfectly with white rum or coconut rum. I love to serve these at summer pool parties, but you can have them anytime you want.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Lemon Meringue Shot as well! The more jello shots, the better! These would be perfect to pair together for fun drinks!

  • The light rum is the perfect kick
  • You can add a lime wedge for a fun garnish
  • The flavor of the minty lime is the best and so much fun to share with friends

Ingredients for this Mojito Jello Shots recipe

  • Lime Jell-O – This is a must for this jello recipe to give that lime flavoring.
  • Boiling water – You can’t just use hot water. It needs to be boiling.
  • Sprite – This is my soda of choice as it adds a good citrus boost.
  • Bacardi White Rum – If you have another rum that you like, you can use that.
  • Simple syrup – Added for sweetness.
  • Lime wedges  – For garnish.
  • Mint leaves – For garnish.
  • Fresh whipped cream – For garnish. (but I highly recommend it!)

How To Make Mojito Jello Shots

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Step One: Using a medium pot, bring the water to a rolling simmer
  2. Step Two: Using a medium bowl, whisk together the boiling water the Jell-O, and Rum
  3. Step Three: Fill all the shot cups ¾ way full and place them onto a cookie sheet in the fridge for a few hours to firm up 
  4. Step Four: Garnish with Lime wedge, Mint, and fresh whipped cream
Mojito jello shot with whipped cream, mint leaves and lime sliced on top.

How to Store

Once you add these to plastic shot glasses, they’re good to go! Make sure that you store them in the fridge, or they’re going to melt into a beautiful mess that you won’t want to try. Don’t waste them!

Don’t freeze these jello shots. Just put them in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Variations To Recipe

  • If you want to make jello shots with a first layer and a second layer, you can. Just follow the recipe and then repeat it to add another layer.
  • You can squeeze in a little bit of extra lemon juice or fresh lime juice as well to up the citrus flavoring.
  • Change up the type of jello mixture that you use to change up the type of shot!
  • If you want to use a different rum mixture, go for it!
A pile of mojito jello shots in a plastic cup garnished with whipped cream, mint leaves and lime wedge.


Can I make shaped jello shots?

For sure. You just need to make the jello mixture and put it into a baking dish and let it firm up. You can then use a cookie cutter of choice or a small sharp knife to cut the jello into shapes.

Do I have to use jello shot cups?

You don’t have to, but it’s easier that way. You can also use plastic cups if you don’t have specific shot cups. You just need a shallow enough base to be able to get the jello shots out.

How long do Jello-O shots stay good?

Once they’re made, they should stay good for up to 3-5 days. If they get watery or turn to liquid, that’s a big clue that they’re past their prime.

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3.25 from 4 votes

Mojito Jello Shots

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
You're going to love the taste of these Mojito Jello Shots! They're the perfect way to have fun with your friends!


  • 3 ounces (85 g) lime Jello-O
  • 1 cup (236 ⅗ g) water boiling
  • ½ cup (118 g) Sprite
  • ½ cup (120 g) Bacardi White Rum
  • 3 tbsp simple syrup
  • lime wedges
  • mint leaves
  • whipped cream


  • Using a medium pot, bring the water to a rolling simmer
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk together the boiling water the jell-o, and Rum
  • Fill all the shot cups ¾ way full and place them onto a cookie sheet into the fridge for a few hours to firm up
  • Garnish with Lime wedge, Mint, and fresh whipped cream


  • Make sure that the water is boiling so that it dissolves the gelatin mixture. 
  • If you want to use a different flavor or type of rum, go for it! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 68kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 11g (4%) Protein: 1g (2%) Sodium: 38mg (2%) Potassium: 4mg Sugar: 11g (12%) Calcium: 2mg Iron: 0.2mg (1%)

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  1. 1 star
    When do you add the alcohol. The instructions are for making lime jello. The ingredients mention alcohol but never indicate when to add.

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