Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look Ma, I Can Make Fancy Jello Shots Just Like A Real Alcoholic!


This past weekend, my Mom and I had a new "baking" adventure- jello shots! I never thought I'd see the day that my Mom walked out of a liquor store with four bottles of alcohol. I can officially check that off of my to-do list. She showed me these recipes on The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen, and I set my sights on two beautiful looking alcoholic concoctions. Let me tell you- they did not disappoint. I took one batch with me to the tailgate and people literally walked from one side of the parking lot to our side to get their hands on these "infamous jello shots." I didn't mind all the compliments either :) Although EVERYBODY commented on how strong they were. After the first one, everyone seemed so shocked at how strong they were. By their third or fourth shot though, they barely noticed. That's the whole idea here. The more you take, the less you notice the alcohol. That's why people end up passed out before the game even starts.

Let's start with the Rainbow Shooters this week! They were the shots I took to the tailgate. They srsly look so professional, everyone will be totally shocked you made them at home. Legit, people thought they were professionally made. To which I replied, "If by professional you mean made by me and my Mom at home in our kitchen, then yes. They're professionally made."















Rainbow Jelly Shooter

Suggested pan: 9" x 13" cake pan, or molds. We used red molds, pictured above, and a standard loaf pan (not pictured), approx 8"x5" for the striped rectangles above.
Yield:  about 45 jelly shots
Garnish: Maraschino cherries, if desired (WHEN ARE MARASCHINO CHERRIES NOT DESIRED?!?!?!?)

If flexible silicon molds are used, prepare the molds with a quick spray or wipe of vegetable oil, then wipe the molds clean with a clean paper towel.  This will leave a slight residue to assist in unmolding, but will not affect the taste or appearance of your jelly shots.  

Red Layer
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 1 box 3 oz box cherry or strawberry gelatin dessert
  • 1 cup flavored vodka- we used Svedka Citron and it was super yummy!
Pour water in small saucepan, sprinkle with Knox gelatin.  Allow to soak for a minute or two.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add the gelatin dessert mix, stir until dissolved.  Stir in the vodka.  Pour into pan and refrigerate until fully set, about an hour. We didn't have a lot of time so we only let ours sit for about 30 minutes on each layer. I wouldn't necessarily reccommend it because the yellow kind of blended in. However, throwing them in the freezer for 8-10 minutes definitely speeds up the process! Don't leave them in too long though- or they'll get ice crystals. Keep a close eye on 'em!

Yellow Layer
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 1 box 3 oz box lemon gelatin dessert
  • 1 cup flavored vodka
Pour water in small saucepan, sprinkle with Knox gelatin.  Allow to soak for a minute or two.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add the gelatin dessert mix, stir until dissolved.  Stir in the vodka.  Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, then pour over the set red layer and refrigerate until fully set, about an hour.  

(Note, if you are garnishing with maraschino cherries, add them immediately after the yellow layer is poured in.  Cut the very bottoms off the cherries so they will stand upright.)  

Blue Layer
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 1 box 3 oz box Berry Blue gelatin dessert
  • 1 cup flavored vodka
Pour water in small saucepan, sprinkle with Knox gelatin.  Allow to soak for a minute or two.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, approximately 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add the gelatin dessert mix, stir until dissolved.  Stir in the vodka.  Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, then pour over the set red and yellow layers and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.  (Its ideal to let this chill overnight so the layers can fully bond.) We obvi didn't let them sit overnight, but it wasn't the end of the world. If I were making this for anyone other than beer chugging tailgaters, I would try to let them sit overnight if possible, or at least for 3 or 4 hours.

To serve, cut into desired shapes or unmold.

Recipe via.

I can't rave enough about this recipe. The shots were DELICIOUS. Making them was a blast, too. It combines my three favorite things- baking, rainbows and alcohol! Try it out and let me know how it goes.

We also tried a really yummy tequila jello shot. I'll post next week!
carmen

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