Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling


64 squares

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the more traditional shot-style look, pour the mixture into 2-ounce plastic cups and refrigerate until set. — Rachel Seis, Senior Editor, Taste of Home
Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups cold apple cider or juice
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups ginger-flavored vodka
  • 2 teaspoons Angostura bitters
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • Thinly sliced apple, optional


  1. Pour apple cider into a large saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over top; let stand, without stirring, until gelatin softens, about 5 minutes. Whisk in sugar. Heat and stir over low heat until sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved, 8-10 minutes (do not boil); remove from heat. Stir in vodka; pour mixture into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate, uncovered, until mixture is firm, about 2 hours.
  2. To unmold, run a sharp knife along edges of gelatin; invert onto a cutting board and lift off pan. Cut into 64 squares; brush tops with bitters and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. If desired, garnish with apple slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 28 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.