How To Gel-Oh!

Gel-Oh Dolly! shots are as easy to make as they are delicious. If you're looking for prep tips & tricks, we've got you covered! 

Recipes & Variations

Most Gel-Oh Dolly! flavors can be made with a variety of spirits as well as non-alcoholic options.  Here are some of our favorites:

Strawberry Habanero

Strawberry Haba Smash


1/2 cup tequila

2 cups champagne

2 cups lime-flavored sparkling water

Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel


1/2 cup whiskey, bourbon or vodka

2 cups water


Mexican Chocolate


1/2 cup rum, spiced rum, whiskey or vodka

2 cups dark beer

2 cups water


Frequently Asked Stuff...

Can I use more or less alcohol than the recipe calls for?
As long as you keep the total amount of liquid equal to 2 cups, you can alter the amount of alcohol to your taste.  One word of caution – making them with less or no alcohol is no problem!  But if you’re tempted to make them with more booze than called for (hard alcohol that is), the gelatin might not fully solidify. 

What if I want to use beer, wine or champagne instead of hard alcohol in some flavors?
We love that idea! You can use 2 cups of beer, wine or champagne for the whole recipe.  Simply use ½ cup to dissolve the gelatin and mix on the stove.  Once it cools, add the cooled mixture to the other 1 ½ cups and pour into your serving cups.

Can I make them ahead of time?
We've actually found that Gel-Oh Dolly! shots taste best when they've had a day to sit. So if you can, make them the day before your big shindig and all of the wonderful flavors will pop with some extra zing!  They taste great for about 48 hours so make sure to enjoy them before then.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version?
Absolutely!  Most flavors can simply be made with water or even sparkling water for a bubbly treat.  If you’re making these with sparkling water, use ½ cup to dissolve the gelatin and mix on the stove and then add the other 1 ½ cup when it’s cooled.  You can also try flavored sparkling waters that pair well with the Gel-Oh mix flavor.  Just remember to keep the total liquid to 2 cups. 

Can I use Gel-Oh Dolly! mix in a Jello mold?
If you’re handy enough to know how to mold gelatin, then yes!  This can be a beautiful way to step up your presentation.  We recommend using a small amount of non-stick cooking spray inside the mold before adding the liquid mix to solidify.