Not Your Average Jello Shot Recipes
Yes, Jell-O Shots Can Be Gourmet, or at Least a Little Fancier
When you think of Jell-O Shots, you are probably thinking of tiny little cups full of jello and vodka that no one can dislodge with any amount of grace. Jello shots always sound like so much fun, but they are such a pain and most of the time they don't even taste good. Really what's the point?
Well, I stumbled upon a blog called the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen that gives the undignified jello shot a makeover. Her Jell-O shot recipes are based on actual adult drinks that taste very much like their liquid counterpart. She also uses molds and garnishes to make them elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. Who would have thought jello shots could be so fancy?
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Grown Up Jello Shots
Jell-O Shots are no longer just for college frat parties. Skip the flavored gelatin and vodka recipes for these gourmet cocktail jelly shots. Margaritas, Martinis or even a Sangria jell-o shot.
Presentation is a Key Ingredient
Your average jello shot is made in little cups that are a big pain to remove the jello from. Try instead making them in molds or cutting them with cookie cutters, then present them on mini muffin cup liners, cucumber slices (shown above), inside an actual shot glass, or even little appetizer plates. You can also get creative with garnishes, anything from colored sugar and sprinkles to orange or lime zest.
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Buy the Jelly Shot Recipes in this Great Book - The photography is amazing and it makes a great looking coffee table book
You can get many of Michelle Palm's great Jelly Shot recipes from her blog, but what's handier than having the actual recipe book in your collection. The photography is really beautiful making this a fun book to leave out as a conversation piece.
Molds Make Jell-O Shots Easier to Eat
Find a fun mold to make uniform stand alone jell-o shots. Silicone molds work beautifully with gelatin, but you will want to spray a little cooking oil or PAM and wipe away excess to ensure nothing sticks.
Jelly Shot How To Videos - From the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen
My Favorite Jello Shot Recipes - Courtesy of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen
- Jelly Shot Test Kitchen: Blow Pop Martini Jelly Shot
These are so yummy and fun. They are by far our favorite jello shot to make. A real crowd pleaser as well, and super cute when done up with a sucker shape mold and served with a sucker stick.
- Jelly Shot Test Kitchen: Mimosa with Orange Flower Water
Mimosos are one of my favorite ways to celebrate a good brunch. Who knew you could turn them into jello shots! A little Jello for brunch never hurt anyone.
- Jelly Shot Test Kitchen: Cosmopolitan Jelly Shot Recipe
Vodka is the classic jello shot, but gelled martini is so much better. This one packs some punch but is very yummy. I love a cherry in my Cosmo, so I like to add a maraschino cherry with a stem into the mold, which makes it even easier to serve. Yumm
- Jelly Shot Test Kitchen: Butterbeer Jelly Shot Recipe
Ply your pre-Potter movie party guests with a Butterbeer jelly shot!
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