These mojito jello shots with fresh raspberries and coconut rum are refreshing, tasty, and fun. They're perfect for summer pool parties, to take to the beach, or anytime you want a playful cocktail! And if you love mojitos, also try our mint mojito and strawberry basil mojito!

Mojito Jello Shots with coconut and mint

If you're looking for a fun and refreshing snack/cocktail, this mojito jello shots recipe is it. The sweet and tart raspberry and the coconut rum will make you feel like you're sitting under a palm tree. The little mint leaf adds a touch of freshness and the shredded coconut makes them feel like a snack. If jello shooters could be sophisticated, this is how they'd do it.

What do mojito jello shots taste like? Are they sweet?

These jello shots are a wonderful balance of sweet and tart. They feel like Jello when you eat them but taste like a coconut mojito. If you've never had a mojito cocktail, it's similar to a margarita only it's lighter and made with rum and mint.

Mojito jello shots ingredients notes

Malibu – this is a widely available brand of coconut rum, but you can substitute it for another coconut rum. If coconut is not your thing, use white rum instead.

Raspberries – you can use either fresh or frozen. You'll puree them in your blender then strain them to remove the seeds.

Sugar – we use granulated sugar for its neutral flavor.

Water – we use water to dissolve the gelatin.

Gelatin – this is what makes the jello shots jelly-like.

Mint leaves, shredded coconut, and fresh raspberries – these are all optional but they do make pretty garnishes!

Mojito Jello Shots with raspberry and coconut

How to make mojito jello shots

It's surprisingly easy to make this mojito jello shots recipe!

  1. Start by pureeing the raspberries in your blender. Once they're pureed, strain them to remove all of the seeds.
  2. Now mix the raspberry puree with the rum in a medium bowl.
  3. The next step is to dissolve the sugar and gelatin in water. You'll do this in a pot over low heat.
  4. Once the sugar and gelatin dissolve into the water, pour it into the bowl with the rum mixture and mix it well. Now find a dish that is about 8″ x 8″ and has a flat bottom. (The exact size will depend on how thick you want your jello shots to be.) Pour it into the dish and put the dish into your fridge to let the shots set.
  5. Once the jello shots are set, cut them out into shapes using a cookie cutter and garnish them with coconut, raspberries, and mint leaves.

The full recipe is in the recipe card below.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different kind of rum?

Sure! We like the tropical vibe of coconut rum, but regular white rum will work as well. Dark rum will taste nice but will darken the jello shots and make the color not as nice.

Can I use a different kind of alcohol?

Absolutely! We think that tequila and vodka are two tasty options.

Don't mojitos usually have mint?

They do! The reason you don't see mint in the actual jello shots is that mint darkens and only looks nice for a few minutes after you make these. We didn't like the way the dark pieces of mint looked in recipe testing, which is why we opt to garnish with fresh mint instead.

Can I add lime juice or lemon juice?

We find that the raspberry puree adds just the right amount of tart flavor. But if you'd like them a bit more sour, add 2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice

How should I store these mojito jello shots after I make them?

Jello shots should be stored in a covered container in your fridge.

How long do jello shots last?

We find that the flavor of these mojito jello shots is best within 2-3 days of making them. But they will store safely in your refrigerator for up to a week.

Can I use plastic shot glasses instead?

Absolutely! Just pour the mixture into the plastic jello shot cups then put the cups into your fridge to set.

Community praise

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These are so fun – and tasty! I served them at a party this weekend and they disappeared from the serving tray before I even got out of the kitchen.

Mojito Jello Shots with coconut and mint

Mojito Jello Shots

These mojito jello shots with fresh raspberries and coconut rum are refreshing, tasty, and fun. They're perfect for summer pool parties, to take to the beach, or anytime you want a playful cocktail!

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  • ¾ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen and thawed
  • ¾ cup Malibu, or other coconut flavoured rum
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • Mint leaves, shredded coconut and raspberries, to garnish


  • Put the raspberries into your blender and blend on high speed until pureed. Strain the raspberries through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
    ¾ cup raspberries
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the raspberry puree and rum.
    ¾ cup Malibu
  • Add the water and sugar to a small pot over low heat. Once the sugar dissolves, add the gelatin and stir until it dissolves.
    ¼ cup water, 5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin, ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • Pour the gelatin water into the rum and raspberry mixture and mix well. Pour it into a small, shallow pan and then put the pan into your fridge for several hours, until the shots set.
  • Cut it into squares or circles using a cookie cutter and garnish with shredded coconut and either a mint leaf or a raspberry
    Mint leaves, shredded coconut and raspberries, to garnish


The prep times does not include the time it takes for the jello shots to set. 
Serving: 1 jello shot, Calories: 45kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 2IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg
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