Try this homemade version of the perennial college party favorite. Omit the vodka for virgin jiggle shots.

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Recipe Summary

Makes thirty-two 2-ounce shots


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place lemonade and cranberry juice in separate large heatproof bowls and sprinkle 1 envelope of gelatin over each. Let stand until gelatin blooms, about 5 minutes.

  • Pour 1 cup hot simple syrup into lemonade and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Pour remaining 1 1/4 cups simple syrup into cranberry juice and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Divide vodka evenly between juices and stir to combine. Stir lemon juice into lemonade mixture.

  • Place plastic cups on a rimmed baking sheet. Divide juices evenly among cups. Refrigerate until set, at least 8 hours. Jiggle shots can be made and stored, covered, in a refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Cook's Notes

Simple syrup is made from a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. Keep on heat until sugar dissolves.