Jello Shots

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I love Jello shots.  I love them because they’re not something you can get ejello_shotsveryday so that makes them extra special.  Plus, they are delicious!  So I decided to make a batch this weekend to take to the Buffett concert.  It was my first time making Jello shots so I wanted to keep it basic.  But there are many fancy recipes out there on the information superhighway if you are a skilled Jello shot chef.

The basic recipe to make any vodka/Jello flavor shot you want is this:

  • 1 Packet of Jello
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of vodka

You follow the basic Jello directions– Boil the water, mix the Jello in, dissolve Jello for 2 minutes, then stir in the cup of vodka.  I doubled the recipe– I used a big box of Jello and 2 cups of water/vodka, which made about 30 shots.

I used Watermelon Smirnoff Twist Vodka mixed with Strawberry Jello.  I wanted watermelon Jello but they didn’t have it.  These were yummy nonetheless, and quite strong.

Also, so you don’t have to trek all over the city looking for portion cups because you are not lucky enough to still work in a restaurant, head to Party City or any other party store for the disposable cups.  They literally sell them as “Gelatin Shot Glasses.”  They are not cheap though… $6.99 for 40! 

The website I found listed awesome shot ideas— everything from a Mimosa to a Jagerbomb Jello shot. 

What I did NOT find was a Jello shot using my fave, Goldschlagger.  Probably because cinnamon doesn’t mix with fruity Jello.  I was thinking about it and you could technically make a Schlagger Jello shot using the clear basic gelatin that is used for baking.  It would look cool cuz you could see the flecks of gold… but it would taste like cinnamon gelatin.  Probably not that tasty…  Do they make apple Jello?  That would be good, a cinnamon apple shot!  Apple Jello doesn’t sound familiar though…

I’m gonna make another batch for Phish on Tuesday… maybe I’ll give those Schlagger shots a whirl after all.  Those hippies won’t even know what hit ’em!

Pet Peeve of the Day: When people don’t thank me for holding the door for them.  That’s ok, I will loudly humiliate you by saying “you’re welcome.”

Quote of the Day: “Some of it’s magic, some of it’s tragic, but I had a good life all the way.”  –Jimmy Buffett

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  1. James on 2009.08.10

    Apple Jell-O was the first thing that came to mind when you mentioned Goldschlagger…and check this out.

  2. Es on 2009.08.10

    Whoa James! That is awesome detective work!!! I think I’m gonna order some! It sounds like a good fall shot, so I think I’ll wait til bears season! Thanks!!!

  3. Mary Ann McCaffrey on 2009.08.10

    Salt & Pepper has Jell-o shots for 99 cents if you’re ever in the need for a quick fix & don’t have time to make any. Also, I’ve been meaning to tell you that there is a flag store on Western across from the restaurant I work at. I didn’t know you loved flags or we could have stopped that day. It’s called Quizhpe – Las banderas de todo el mundo.

  4. Es on 2009.08.10

    Oh MA, believe, I always hit those up! I went there over the winter and demanded some but they claimed they didn’t have any…. a scene ensued, as you can imagine…

  5. Tim L. on 2010.12.26

    Totally agree about the whole not saying thank you thing when I hold open a door. Before I say this, I will preface this by saying I am a Chinese-American. OK here it goes. Foreigners, some Asians but mostly Persians and Middle Easterners never, never say thank you when you do something nice like hold open the doors. Is there not a word for thank you in Farsi?

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