She put the lime in the coconut…

“She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ’em bot’ up”

~Harry Nilsson

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 Well, if you haven’t figured it out yet, today’s post will be talking about a fan favorite of lime jello and coconut rum…or as I label them ‘lime, coco-rum’ …

Anywho…first things first a basic “how to make jello-shot” lesson; and by basic, I mean ANYONE can make them. Read the back of any jello carton and it says the same thing:

1 packet Jello

1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

Follow the same recipe as the box, except take out the cold water and replace it with your alcohol of choice…today’s recipe will clearly be featuring lime jello and coconut rum.

Pour 1 cup of boiling water (*note* this is using the smaller box of jello, if you use the bigger boxes it is a 2cup/2cup ratio) into a bowl with the jello and stir (I use a whisk, but a wooden spoon works too). One the jello is completely dissolved let stand for a minute then add one cup of coconut rum. As you can see in the picture, my rum of choice is ‘I’m Coconuts Over You’..let’s be honest, it is 99% because of the name and the fun bottle. Or, as I always say it is a “Fantastical” bottle; however any coconut rum will do. Once it is all mixed you are ready to put them into your ‘shot glass’ of choice. For this I usually use a 1/4 cup measuring spoon because it is a lot easier to scoop out and pour into a smaller cup. I tried a ladle and that worked okay, but I feel that with the measuring spoon, there was a little more control.

Once you have the jello shots in the cups, cover, label (if you choose to) and put them in the fridge. It usually takes about a good hour or so to get firm enough; remember don’t go overboard with the rum (so easy to do) because the more alcohol is in it, the longer it takes to become actual jello.

Cheers!

Stay tuned for more recipes and fun ways to serve up these lime and coconut ones along with other of my favorites!

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