If we are to name one thing that has earned and retained its popularity at college parties (or any party), jello shots win. They’re fun and easy to make, and they guarantee to attract the crowd. Whether you’re throwing a dorm party this weekend and you need something to get you and your friends buzzed, or you’re hosting a housewarming party and you want a quick add-on to serve your guests, jello shots have your back.

While a hard liquor like vodka or rum are a common base for jello shots, I suggest y’all to use red wine for your next party.

Red Wine Jello Shots

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:3-4 hours (for the optimal set of the gelatin)
  • Total Time:4 hours, 10 minutes
  • Servings:About 10
  • Easy


  • 3 oz package lemon gelatin
  • 3 oz package orange gelatin
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 4 oz red wine
Photo by Sarah Silbiger
  • Step 1

    Prepare 2 cups boiling water and pour it into a bowl.

    Photo by Sarah Silbiger
  • Step 2

    Combine the lemon gelatin, orange gelatin and boiling water. Whisk the mixture until all of the gelatin dissolves.

    Photo by Sarah Silbiger
  • Step 3

    Add the red wine and whisk until it’s well combined.

    #SpoonTip: Do not pour the wine into the hot gelatin mixture. It will make the alcohol evaporate.

    Photo by Sarah Silbiger
  • Step 4

    Pour the shots into plastic shot glasses. Refrigerate 3-4 hours until it’s set.