Campari and Cranberry Jello Shots


These deep red jello shots get the grown-up treatment with Campari and cranberry juice.

Cranberry Campari Jell-O shots
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
25 jello shots

It’s likely you know Campari from the trendy Negroni—a mix of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, served in an Old Fashioned glass and garnished with a half-wheel of orange. In these festive shots, Campari is mixed with cranberry juice and a bit of sugar to balance out the bitterness. We suggest extra shot glasses to spread the joy.


  • 4 cups cranberry juice cocktail

  • ¼ packets powdered gelatin (about 4¾ tsp.)

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. sugar, divided

  • 1 cup Campari

  • 1 orange, zested


  1. Heat juice, gelatin, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a large saucepan over medium until gelatin and sugar dissolve, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in Campari. Divide among 25 2-oz. shot glasses and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. On a plate, combine orange zest and remaining 1 tsp. sugar. Dip the rim of each shot glass into the sugar mixture to coat, patting gently with your fingers, if necessary, to help sugar adhere.

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