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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Baby Steps…

Let’s start by taking baby steps….for me and for you. As my first post, this will go over the basic information aka what you need. Unlike some drink recipes (and food recipes) there is not a complicated list of things you will need before getting started with the jello shot making process. There are only 3 things…THREE!~Easy right?

1. Box of Jello

2. Alcohol of Choice

3. A ‘shot glass’

Okay, let me break these down a little. Don’t worry- still not complicated.You can use any flavor of boxed jello you desire. My first time I made jello shots I used strawberry; it is a common flavor and there is a good chance anyone you are serving the jello shots too will like them. In terms of alcohol, this too can be any one you chose, but be realistic. I love my good friend Jack Daniels, but I am not going to pour him into any pineapple or berry jello….think about how the flavor of the alcohol and the jello will taste. Some good go to choices: Rum and Vodka. I find the clear alcohols to be the best (and you don’t take away from the color of the jello). And, last, but certainly not least, you will need a ‘shot glass’ to make them in. This can really be anything; some people use the little dixie cups meant for the bathroom to rinse after brushing your teeth. I on the other hand prefer salad dressing cups with lids (can easily be found at any party store or online); A. they are the perfect size B. having a lid makes them easy to stack and takes up a smaller amount of space in the fridge and C. When I make multiple types of jello shots I like to label them; the lid is perfect for this.

Once you have these three things you are ready to go! Stay tuned for a how to and the first official Jello shot recipe posting…

Cheers!

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