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Remember that hit show back in the 80’s Miami Vice? Well these Miami Vice jello shot recipe is inspired by that very show! Make them for your next 80s themed party or any summer-themed bash.

Miami Vice jello shots

What’s in This Miami Vice Jello Shot Recipe

Miami vice had five seasons of pure awesome cop drama that everyone talked about after it aired! Investigating and solving crime in sunny Miami while rocking a white suit driving by gorgeous beaches, yes please.

Relive the good old days and watch some reruns to get inspired before making a batch of these bad boys for all your friends. Nothing says Miami more than a pina colada infused shot with strawberry and bold rums flavors. Check out our full ingredients instructions on how to create our Miami Vice jello Shots Recipe below. 

finished Miami vice jello shots

Tropical Garnish Ideas

For garnishing we suggest Grabbing some cool whip and adding a spoonful on top or using a spray cool whip, cut pineapple into small pieces to place on top of your drink. The pop of yellow adds a very vibrant color to these red and white jello shots. Plus who doesn’t enjoy a healthy snack after!

You can also consider adding some sliced strawberries on top too! To create a fun look try adding pineapple on some and strawberries on others to create a pattern on your serving tray! Since not everyone is a fan of pineapple.

Add fruit and cool whip right before serving.

Non-Alcoholic Miami Vice Shot Options

If you are looking to have some kid friendly options or just wanting to serve those that aren’t drinking. Consider omitting the rum all together and just serve a jello shot. These are delicious with or without after all. You can substitute some juice in it if you want, we suggest a fruit punch! Be careful not to over add.

Ensure you have on a separate tray as once these are made it’s hard to tell what has rum and what does not. Enjoy! 

white and red slanted layers with whipped cream and pineapple on top of shot glasses

How To Make These Miami Vice Inspired Shots

Besides these ingredients, you’ll also need a few mixing bowls, something to boil water in, and containers to make your Jello shots. I like to use small condiment jars with lids to make shots ahead of time, then garnish right before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Pina Colada Gel-Shotz gelatin
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of Malibu Rum
  • 1 box of Strawberry Jello
  • 1 cup of boiling hot water
  • ½ cup of chilled strawberry Rum
  • ⅓ cup of chilled spiced Rum

Instructions

You’ll need to factor in chilling time to this recipe so I suggest making them ahead the day before.

Pina Colada Layer:

  1. Using a muffin pan, place the cups and tilt to the side.
  2. Set to the side.
  3. Add 1 cup of water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  4. Place the Gel-Shotz in a bowl.
  5. Add the boiling water to the Gel-Shotz, whisk to dissolve the gelatin.
  6. Stir in the chilled malibu rum.
  7. Fill ½ of each shot cup.
  8. Place in the refrigerator for 3 hours. 

Strawberry Layer:

  1. In a bowl add your strawberry jello mix
  2. Mix hot water and cold water to make your jello.
  3. Once mixed well, add your strawberry rum and spiced rum
  4. Combine well. 
  5. Pour on top of shot cups.
  6. Refrigerate for 3 hours.

Optional: To create a slanted look, slightly prop tray with shot glasses up so liquid goes more to one side, when it comes to adding the next layer simply prop it the opposite side. This step is completely optional. You can simply layer as normal and still create the two layer look.

Miami Vice Jello Shots

Miami Vice Jello Shots

Yield: 20-24 Shots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours

Re-live the 80s with these Miami Vice inspired Jello shots!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pina Colada Gel-Shotz gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 cup Malibu Rum
  • 1 box Strawberry Jello
  • 1 cup boiling hot water
  • ½ cup chilled Strawberry Rum
  • ½ cup chilled Spiced Rum

Instructions

Pina Colada layer:

    1. Using a muffin pan, place the cups and tilt to the side.
    2. Set to the side.
    3. Add 1 cup of water in a pot bringing it to a boil.
    4. Place the Gel-Shotz in a bowl.
    5. Add the boiling water to the Gel-Shotz, whisk to dissolve the gelatin.
    6. Stir in the chilled Malibu Rum.
    7. Fill ½ of each shot cup.
    8. Place in the refrigerator for 3 hours.


Strawberry Daiquiri layer:

    1. Bring to a boil.
    2. Add the jello in a bowl.
    3. Pour the water over the jello.
    4. Stir to dissolve.
    5. Stir in chilled ½ cup of Spiced Rum and ½ cup Strawberry rum.
    6. Set aside on the counter for 5-10 minutes to cool.
    7. Add this layer on top of the Pina Colada layer.
    8. Transfer to the refrigerator for 3 hours to set.
    9. Keep in the refrigerator until serving

Notes

To create a slanted look, slightly prop tray with shot glasses up so liquid goes more to one side, when it comes to adding the next layer simply prop it the opposite side. This step is completely optional. You can simply layer as normal and still create the two layer look.

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