Everyone’s heard of Jello Shooters. They’re prepared and served in tiny little cups that are swallowed whole. They come in a variety of colors and a variety of flavors enhanced with a variety of liquors.
I thought what a magnificent cocktail it would make if prepared in a martini glass with two or more colors (flavors) intertwined to create something pretty…and pretty tasty too.
That’s where the Jello Shooter came in. You can offer your family and guests a gorgeous and special cocktail for the holidays that will give you some oohs and aahs and not break the bank. With a few boxes of jello, different colors and flavors, and one bottle of Vodka, you can prepare your own show stopper for the evening festivities.
I researched Jello shooters and found a myriad of information.
1. Shooter cups
3. Websites and blogs dedicated to the creation of the Jello Shooter
Check out the links and you will be amazed. One site in particular, “My Science Project”, has developed varying jello shooter recipes for different holidays. I looked back at the Halloween page and was amazed at the creativity displayed.
This is just one option for you to consider for your Holiday table. As I said, you keep cost down (jello is super inexpensive) and one or two bottles of your favorite libation. With a little creativity you can make the cocktail of the season. Mine was pretty, but it was the first one I had ever made. I can think of other things to do if I make it again, maybe when my kids come down for Christmas.
Till next time, enjoy “my” cocktail of the season…The Jello Shooter Cocktail.
Basic Jell-O Shot Recipe
3 oz. Jell-O (one 4-serving package)
8 oz. boiling water
3 oz. cold water
5 oz. vodka
For my Ribbon Candy Jello Shooter Cocktail I used vodka with cherry jello and tequila with lime jello. I used a thin layer of Cool Whip in between. Make your first jello recipe and fill your cocktail glasses about 1/3 of the way up. Refrigerate until set about 2 hours.
When set, layer a thin coating of cool whip and refrigerate again while preparing your second Jello recipe. GENTLY pour the second jello over the top of your glasses. Refrigerate and let set completely. Top with a little whipped cream (flavored or not) and add a piece of ribbon candy to the glass. You can do the same for the kids, just eliminate the booze.
(A little Thanksgiving humor!)