Close Encounters: Alien Jello Shots and Mashed Potatoes

Since it was Close Encounters of the Third Kind I knew I had to make mashed potatoes! I wanted a cute cocktail option and I came up with Alien Jello Shots. I was inspired by Marino Bambinos Buzz Lightyear Oreos.


Alien Jello Shots


  • 1 box of JELL-O powder (I used lime.)
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Candy Eyes (You can find them at Joann’s or Michaels, and I’ve even seen them at Grocery Stores.)
  • 1 cup of ice cold alcohol (I used Orange flavored┬áVodka)

You Will Need

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Clear Plastic Cups
  • Measuring Cup


  • Empty the Jell-O pouch into the big bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Stir vigorously until the powder is completely dissolved.
  • Add 1 cup of ice cold alcohol and mix well again.
  • Pour into clear cups.
  • Let harden at least 4 hours.
  • Add 3 eyes on top and you are done!