Jello shots are great if you're in need something different from the
traditional kamikaze or lemon drop.
Why not work your alcohol into a
gelatin state, and serve chilled in small cups?
And, no. You don't have to be a freshman on spring break to enjoy these
shots. Nope. They can be enjoyed by most anyone.
The great thing about jello shots is its versatility. You can flavor
them with whatever flavor you're craving, be it watermelon, lemon,
strawberry, or even chocolate. Really, the possibilities are
endless. Plus, you can determine how strong or weak you want the shots
to be by adjusting the alcohol to gelatin ratio.
Most commonly used alcohol are rum and vodka, however, you can use
almost any liquor of your choosing. Remember, though, the more alcohol
you use, the stronger the shooter (duh!), and stronger the alcohol taste
will be. So the more alcohol you choose to use, consider adding a bit
more powder or water to counteract the strong alcohol flavor.
Here's what you'll need to make about 30-32 1 oz. (standard
shot size) jello shooter.
- 1 Packet of flavored Jello of your
- 3.5 cup of water
- 3 oz. of alcohol of your
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Mix water and alcohol. Use the following ratio to ensure consistent
- For the most commonly used 40% alcohol liquor (i.e. vodka, rum,
* Alcohol to water ratio. 5 tablespoon : 3 tablespoon
- For liquer-based shots using cordials such as kahlua, cointreau, etc
*Alcohol to water ratio. 6 tablespoon : 1 tablespoon
- Put the mixture in the fridge to chill. This is important because
when we add the boiling water, in a later step, we don't want the
alcohol to evaporate, which is why it's important that this mixture
- Boil 1.25 cup of water.
- Add the jello mix
to 1 cup of boiling water, and stir till everything is dissolved
- Add the chilled water/alcohol mixture and stir
- Prepare the
cups. You can use standard shot glasses made from either plastic or
glass. Spray the inside with cooking spray so the jello slips out
- Pour the mixture into the cups
- Place the cups
into the fridge, and let sit for a few hours (usually 2-3 hours) until
the mixture becomes firm.
- Store in the fridge until ready to
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