These Mountain Dew Jello Shots are made with pineapple jello, Melon Liqueur, Triple Sec, vodka, and of course, Mountain Dew soda.
So these Mountain Dew Jello Shots are based off of the Mountain Dew Me cocktail.
Yes, I know the name is awful.
Mountain Dew Me.
Which is why I skipped it in the name when I named the jello shots.
I just can’t even picture being in a bar and ordering that.
Oh, I can picture it if I was in college, especially if I was a frat boy.
Then again, I like the drink Sex on the Beach, but honestly won’t order it out.
The original cocktail has pineapple juice, Mountain Dew, melon liqueur, and Triple Sec.
In place of pineapple juice for the jello shots I used pineapple jello.
Island pineapple jello to be exact.
You also want that jello because it helps the jello shots keep that neon glow that Mountain Dew gives off. 😀
You can use whatever melon liqueur you want just make sure it’s green in color.
I used Midori because I love Midori Sours and so I have that in my house.
The original cocktail does not have vodka in it.
But I chose to add some to give these a little more punch.
Both Triple Sec and Melon Liqueur are on the sweet side so I thought the straight vodka could help with that.
If you want to stay true to the cocktail you can take the vodka out.
You can either substitute 1/4 cup Triple Sec.
Or 1/4 cup melon liqueur depending on your taste.
So if you are a Mountain Dew fan you will love these…you may even want to Dew them.
Haha, sorry, had to.
Things to remember when making Jello Shots.
When throwing a party, you’ll probably want to prepare 4-6 Jello Shots for each guest.
This batch uses 6 ounces of gelatin and so you will get around 18-20 Jello shots.
If doing a half recipe and only using 3 ounces of gelatin you will only get 8-10 Jello shots depending on how you pour.
If using a garnish, don’t place the garnish on the jello shot until just ready to serve.
And as always it’s a great day to order my cookbook.
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- 3 cups regular Mountain Dew divided
- 6 oz pineapple gelatin
- 1/2 cup Melon Liqueur
- 1/4 cup Triple Sec
- 1/4 cup vodka
- Bring 1 1/2 cups of Mountain Dew to a boil.
- Empty gelatin powder into a large mixing bowl and add the boiling Mountain Dew and whisk .
- Continue stirring for two minutes or until the jello is completely dissolved.
- Add in the cup of cold Mountain Dew, Melon Liqueur, Triple Sec, and vodka.
- Stir until mixed and pour into 2oz. cups filled 1/2 to 3/4 of the way.
- Let set up in fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.