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Cheers to Cinco de Mayo!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that it is Cinco De Mayo? If you are like many, you think “I am going to have a margarita..or two!” I thought the same thing, only with a little bit of a twist. I turned my Margarita into a Jell-O shot! Interested in trying it out…here it is!

Margarita Jell-O Shots

1 package Margarita Jello-O

1 cup boiling water

1 cup tequila (I prefer silver, but it is your choice)

Pour the boiling water into a bowl with the package of Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Let sit for a minute; add the tequila and mix together. Pour Jell-O into your shot glasses and refrigerate until solid.

I ordered Margarita flavored Jell-O online as it is not a common flavor. If you have the time, order it, but if not you can also use lime or lemon Jell-O however that will change the flavor slightly. If you are going to use a basic flavor I suggest substituting 1/4 cup of the tequila with Cointreau; this will help it from just becoming an overpowered tequila and lime shot.

Serving Suggestions to help make it even more festive

– branch away from the standard shot glass/ salad dressing cup and opt for a mini margarita glass (available at most any party store, affordable and disposable)

– salt the rim (or half)… not everyone wants salt with their margarita, but for those who do rub a lime around the rim of the glass and dip in salt. If you want to make it more decorative just salt half.

Cheers!!

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a little bubbly to add to the fun!

I have been thinking of a couple of new ideas for Jell-O shots outside of the normal, and have been stuck for a while…until a recent grocery trip. I always have to make my way to the Jell-O section of the baking isle and this time I came across peach flavored. I haven’t seen this before and instantly grabbed the box and began thinking about what I could add to it for a shot. **Lightbulb** we have champagne in the fridge, I am going to make a Peach Bellini Jell-O shot. I must admit I was nervous having never used champagne before for a Jell-O shot, but let me be the first to tell you, it was pretty great!

 

Peach Bellini

1 package peach flavored jell-o

1 cup boiling water

1 cup (and maybe an extra splash or two) champagne

 

Per usual, add a cup of boiling water to the Jell-O mix and stir until dissolved. Wait a few minutes before adding one cup of champagne. Champagne, like soda, has a good amount of carbonation/ bubbles so when you pour it into the measuring cup be sure to let it settle a little so that your measurement is accurate. I added an extra into the bowl as well, since champagne isn’t as strong as some of the other alcohols I use, it isn’t overpowering even if you add a little extra. I chose to go with a mini martini glass for these shots, but you can use anything. Put into the fridge to solidify before enjoying.

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Once the Jell-O has formed, enjoy! Be prepared to taste the bubbles! Definitely a fun twist on the typical Jell-O shot! And light enough…hosting a brunch? I highly recommend this treat

 

Cheers!

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Orange creamsicle

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Creamsicle in a Jell-O shot

As the weather is slowly getting warmer, thoughts of spring and summer are coming to mind. And with those thoughts comes the desire for ice cream, popsicles, and delicious drinks….or all combined into one.

And so…I give you the creamsicle.

Orange Creamsicle Jell-O Shot

1 packet orange jell-o

1 cup Boiling Water

1 cup Vanilla Vodka

Pour the boiling water into a bowl with the orange jell-o and mix until dissolved; let sit for a minute. Add 1 cup of vanilla vodka and mix. Place into your shot glasses and put in the fridge to solidify. There is a bite at the end where the vanilla comes into play, but it definitely adds to the shot.

Another idea for this shot would be to add whipped cream (or adult whipped cream) before enjoying!

Cheers!

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“Sippin’ on coke and rum…”

“Sippin’ on Coke and Rum, I’m like so what I’m Drunk; it’s the freakin’ weekend, baby I’m about to have me some fun” ~ R. Kelly, Ignition (Remix)

 

An easy and refreshing cocktail, a rum and coke is very much a go to drink for many. It requires little to no work, and can be made using almost any flavor of rum; personally I go for Malibu. This weekend I decided to make a rum and coke with a twist…that twist: turning it into a Jell-O shot.

Rum & Coke Jell-O Shots

1 package black cherry jello

1 cup coke (boiled)

1 cup rum

This is a little different because instead of using a cup of boiled water, you are actually going to boil the soda and add that to the jello. Stir until dissolved and let sit a minute before adding the rum. Mix together, pour into your shot glass and put in the fridge to solidify.

I wasn’t too sure about the black cherry when I initially started, but it actually enhances the taste of the coke, without making it have a strong cherry flavor. However, if you prefer the taste of cherry coke, you could use that instead of regular coke to enhance the cherry flavor. I recently had a drink of cherry coke and cherry rum….never would have thought of it, but it is delicious. So, if you want a rum and coke that is a little sweeter and has a stronger cherry flavor, try this shot with substituting the coke with cherry coke and use cherry rum.

I think one of the best things about this shot is that the possibilities seem endless. You can use plain rum, coconut (which is what I did for these), cherry rum, or even banana….

Mix it up and enjoy!

 

Cheers!!

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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day….including your jello-shot

Image“Coffee lovers will demand it” – James (quality control)

We have all heard the saying “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!” and now, you can say that everything is also Irish on St. Patrick’s day. You go into any bar on St. Patrick’s Day there is about a 99.9% chance you are getting served green beer. People who don’t even have a speck of Irish in them dress up in their green outfits and have the time of their life, because honestly, the Irish know how to party…We even know how to make your morning coffee that much better and with that being said, I give you the “Irish Coffee Jello-Shot”.

Now, I had a few non believers when I mentioned wanting to make an Irish Coffee jello shot, but here is the recipe to prove them wrong!

Irish Coffee Jello Shots

1 cup Coffee (chilled)

1/2 cup Irish Whiskey

1/2 cup Baileys

1 envelope of Knox gelatin

Put your coffee in a saucepan (the coffee should be cold, but do not use ice because we do not want to dilute the flavor) and sprinkle on the gelatin. Let this sit for a minute before turning on the heat and mixing until the gelatin is dissolved. Once dissolved add your liquor and mix again. Pour into your shot glasses of choice; here I chose to go with mini mugs to go along with the coffee theme. Put in the fridge until they solidify and enjoy!

One thing these shots need, and I did not do this time around, is some whipped cream on top. Not only does it make the shot look more desirable, but it adds to the flavor. You can use any whipped cream of your choice, although the overall thought for this would be “adult whipped cream” which also contains alcohol….feeling ambitious? Make your own whipped cream! (all it takes is some heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and if you want some vanilla flavored liquor- mix and enjoy!)

A fun and festive Jello- Shot that is sure to bring out the Irish in everyone!

Cheers!

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