It’s the end of March, and the madness is in full swing. And if your bracket looks anything like mine, you’ll definitely be reaching for a drink this weekend. So if you’re sacrificing a Saturday night to curb your Final Four fever, you might as well throw a viewing party with some killer drinks. Invite your friends over (only the ones whose brackets are worse than yours), and serve these basketball-themed Jell-O shots to make your viewing party a slam dunk.

Basketball Themed Jell-O Shots

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:4 hours
  • Total Time:4 hours 15 minutes
  • Servings:15 shots
  • Easy


  • 1 packet orange Jell-O
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup citrus-flavored vodka, chilled
  • 7-8 clementines
  • Black decorative frosting pen
Photo by Laura Bailey
  • Step 1

    Prepare clementines by washing and halving them, cutting from top to bottom. Scoop out the fruit so that only the skin remains.

    Photo by Laura Bailey
  • Step 2

    Mix mango Jell-O into boiling water until completely dissolved. #SpoonTip: use a pitcher with a spout so the shots will be easy to pour into the clementines.

    Photo by Laura Bailey
  • Step 3

    Add one cup of Citrus flavored vodka to the pitcher and stir.

    Photo by Laura Bailey
  • Step 4

    Pour the mixture into the clementines and place in the fridge to cool for 4 hours, or until firm.

    Photo by Laura Bailey
  • Step 5

    Use black frosting pen to add decorative basketball lines and serve!

    Photo by Laura Bailey