Shark Bait Jello Shots with Malibu & Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

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Celebrate Shark Week with Shark Bait Jello Shots! Made with Malibu and Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, the red and blue jello layers are topped with whipped cream and a gummy shark. You can even make them without booze for kids (perfect for a Baby Shark Party!)

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A 2-oz cup filled with red and blue jello and topped with whipped cream, graham cracker"sand" and a gummy shark. The text overlay says"Shark Bait Rum Jello Shots". Images of the same cocktail feature throughout with different text overlays unless otherwise described.

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

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Shark Bait Jello Shots

Shark Bait Jello Shots are a fun and festive treat that are perfect for Shark Week celebrations or any Baby Shark-themed party (without the alcohol of course)!

The jello shots (or jelly shots, depending on where you live) are made with a layer of blue jello and Malibu rum, and red jello and Fireball whiskey, and topped with whipped cream and a gummy shark candy.

They’re super easy to make ahead of time and guaranteed to impress.

So dive right in and learn how to make these awesome shark jello shots!

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Ingredients For Shark Bait Jello Shots

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Shark Bait Rum Jelly Shots

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Shark Bait Jello Shots with Malibu & Fireball

Shark Bait Jello Shot Variations

I like to provide variations of the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, such as turning the cocktail into an alcohol-free mocktail so that non-drinkers can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Shark Bait Jello Shots (Non-Alcoholic)

It’s simple to make the jello shots alcohol-free – just make the jello with water only, following the directions on the box. Layer and decorate the shots as described in the recipe card.

Virgin Shark Bait Jello Shots (Non-Alcoholic Spirits)

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and

Other brands include Strykk (UK), and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.

Use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.

Shark Bait Jello Shots

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make Shark Bait Jello Shots?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. To save ink, any demonstration photos do not print.


Shark Bait Jello Shot

Michelle Ordever
2-oz cups
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 42 kcal


For the Blue Layer

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3-oz box Berry Blue Jell-O
  • cup cold water
  • cup Malibu

For the Red layer

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 3-oz box Red Cherry Jell-O
  • cup cold water
  • cup Fireball

For Garnish

  • Canned whipped cream
  • Blue food coloring
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • 20 Gummy candy sharks


  • To make the blue layer, place the blue jello into a bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Stir to dissolve then stir in the cold water and Malibu.
  • Divide the blue mixture between 20 (2-oz) jello shot cups about halfway full.
  • Place the cups into the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
  • When the blue layer has set, make the red layer. Place the cherry jello into a bowl and pour boiling water over the top. Stir to dissolve then stir in the cold water and Fireball.
    Pour on top of the blue layer until the cups are full.
  • Place the cups into the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
  • When the jello cups have set, cover the top of each one with whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle Graham cracker crumbs over half of the cream.
  • To create the "sea waves" Pour 2 drops of blue food coloring onto a plate, and fill a small cup with water. Use a small clean paintbrush, dip the brush into water, and then into the food coloring. Lightly paint the food coloring onto the other half of the whipped cream.
  • Top with a gummy shark and place back in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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