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Jurassic World-inspired Jell-O shots make a fun raptor-filled party (VIDEO)

I’m a huge fan of Jurassic Park. My fandom is pretty obvious in this video; I mean, I even wore my best 1990s explorer gear.


To celebrate the release of Jurassic World, I drew inspiration from the fly trapped in amber that provided the dinosaur DNA in the original movie. These “dinosaurs trapped in amber” are dinosaur gummies in rum punch Jell-O shots. They’re easy to make, taste great and I promise they won’t escape and go wild.


Jurassic World Jell-O shots recipe


  • Gummy dinosaurs (1 per shot)
  • 1 cup cold ginger ale (or ginger beer)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light rum (coconut flavored like Malibu is great)
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur (like Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (juice of about 2 limes)
  • 3 (3/4 ounce) packets unflavored gelatin


  1. Start by pouring half of the cold ginger ale (dissolving the gelatin in a cold liquid makes a big difference) into a mixing bowl. Pour the other half of the ginger ale into a pan.
  2. Add the gelatin to the cold ginger ale and whisk together.
  3. Add water to the pan and heat the ginger ale and water until hot. They don’t have to be boiling, just hot enough to fully dissolve the gelatin.
  4. Pour the hot liquid into the bowl of ginger ale and gelatin. Mix together.
  5. Stir in the other liquid ingredients, light rum, dark rum, orange liqueur and lime juice.
  6. Place 1 gummy dinosaur in each Jell-O shot mold. Molds can be made from ice cube trays, plastic cups, cupcake liners, mini cupcake tins… just make sure the mold is big enough to display the gummy dinosaur.
  7. Pour in the liquid and refrigerate until set. Tip: If you use a cupcake tin as a mold, it may help to place the bottom of the pan in hot water for 10 seconds to help un-mold the shots.

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