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I’m really enjoying making jello shots lately. They are great for parties. We have Mardi Gras coming up, so these watermelon jolly rancher vodka jello shots would be AWESOME for a Mardi Gras party!

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Why Do We Celebrate Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras is a festival that takes place in many places around the world. It is celebrated on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is celebrated in many different ways, but it is most commonly known for being a celebration of indulgence before the period of Lent.

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Traditionally, people who are fasting for Lent are not allowed to eat meat or dairy products during that time, so Mardi Gras serves as the last chance to indulge in food and alcohol before giving them up for 40 days.


What You’ll Need To Make Watermelon Jolly Rancher Jello Vodka Shots For A Mardi Gras Party

If you want to make watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka Jello Shots for a Mardi Gras party, you’ll need:

  • Watermelon Jolly Rancher Jello

  • 12 Jolly Rancher Gummies, watermelon flavor

  • Water

  • Vodka

  • 2 oz condiment cups

How to Make the Watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka Jello Shots


Vodka Jello Shots for a Mardi Gras Party

Yield: 12 vodka jello shots

Watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka Jello Shots

vodka jello shots

Watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka Jello Shots are the perfect way to kick off any party!


    1. Add the water to a saucepan and heat over high heat until boiling.

    2. Add gelatin and stir for 2 minutes, until gelatin is dissolved.
    3. Next, add vodka and stir.
    4. Pour into condiment cups and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
    5. Top with a watermelon Jolly Rancher Gummies candy.



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How To Create The Perfect Mardi Gras Party?

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a time of celebration and excess. It is a time when people consume as much as they can, before the Lenten season.

There are many ways to create the perfect Mardi Gras party. One way to make it more authentic is to have green, gold, and purple beads throughout your home, along with matching balloons. You could also serve traditional Cajun dishes like gumbo and jambalaya, or make King Cake for dessert.

I have a Mardi Gras hot chocolate bomb and Mardi Gras monkey bread that would be perfect for the occasion.

I hope you enjoy the Watermelon Jolly Rancher Vodka Jello Shots. They really are good and they would be a great addition to
your Mardi Gras party!

Vodka Jello Shot

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