Old Bay Crush Jello Shots are an orange jello shot made with Old Bay vodka and sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning.
Previously I had said that my Old Bay Buttercream Cupcakes were the most Maryland thing I had ever done, but these jello shots absolutely top it. When Old Bay came out with their vodka I was on vacation in another state and promptly texted my husband that he needed to pick me up a bottle ASAP!
I made these jello shots for the annual family pool party we have and everyone loved them!
What are Old Bay Crush Jello Shots?
Let's start with an Orange Crush which is a Maryland cocktail made with freshly squeezed orange juice, triple sec and vodka, served over crushed ice. A jello shot is made of flavored jello, water and vodka. So for these Maryland-flavored jello shots, I used Old Bay vodka and orange jello. And because that wasn't quite Maryland enough, I sprinkled in some Old Bay as well.
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First, prepare the cups. Place the jello shot cups onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper in single rows. (The parchment paper makes for easy clean up if you have any spills!)
Then bring water to a boil. Add 1 cup of water to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
Next, prepare the remaining ingredients. In a liquid measuring cup, add ½ cup of cold water, ½ cup Old Bay Vodka and 2 tablespoon Triple Sec. Set aside.
After that, mix in the jello flavoring. Once the water is boiling, remove it from the heat and sprinkle the jello powder into it. Whisk constantly until no lumps remain. Then whisk in the water and liquors.
Then transfer to a large liquid measuring cup with a pour spout. Carefully pour the jello into the prepared cups, filling each ⅔ of the way full. Sprinkle lightly with Old Bay seasoning.
Finally, refrigerate the jello shots. Seal the lids onto the cups and place the cups in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- If you do not have Triple Sec it can be skipped
- Sprinkling the shots with Old Bay seasoning is optional, but preferred if you're a Marylander
- Feeling extra fancy? Add a dollop of whipped cream on top of the jello shots before serving.
If you're looking to impress any Maryland resident who loves Old Bay, these jello shots made with Old Bay vodka are sure to do just that! Actually, I'm hoping they'll impress Old Bay themselves, because I'd really like to be friends.
- I've lived in Maryland my whole life.
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Old Bay Crush Jello Shots
- 16 2 oz. jello shot cups with lids
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup cold water
- ½ cup Old Bay Vodka
- 2 tablespoon Triple Sec
- 3 oz orange flavored jello
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. (This is for easier cleanup if you have any spills). Arrange jello shot cups onto the baking sheet in rows.
- Add the water to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat until boiling.1 cup water
- Meanwhile, in a liquid measuring cup, add the cold water, Old Bay vodka and Triple Sec.½ cup cold water, ½ cup Old Bay Vodka, 2 tablespoon Triple Sec
- Once water is boiling, remove from the heat and add in the orange jello powder, whisking until fully dissolved and no lumps remain. Then pour in the water and vodka. Stir to combine, then transfer the mixture back into a large liquid measuring cup with a pour spout.3 oz orange flavored jello
- Pour the liquid into the jello cups, filling ⅔ of the way full. Sprinkle Old Bay seasoning on top.1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- Press the lids on top to seal and transfer the jello shots to the fridge for at least 4 hours until they are fully set.
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