Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ribbon Candy Jello Shooter Cocktail

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
2. Recipes
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!)


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Teresa - these look gorgeous! I'm having a cookie/appetizer holiday party in a couple of weeks, and these would be perfect. I love your creativity!

Kelly said...

These sound fantastic. I love that they elevate jello shots from something that remind me of college to something more sophisticated. Very nice. You've inspired me to think perhaps I'd maybe like to do something with gelatin powder, pom juice, and perhaps pom liqueur.

Ivy said...

Unfortunately I have never heard of Jello shooters but your cocktail looks gorgeous!!

Foodycat said...

They look so pretty!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I haven't had a jell-o shooter in so long. This looks so pretty and festive! Very clever. I love it!

Ben said...

Haha! That's a great idea. I am checking out the links and they have so many ideas for jello shots. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, so festive looking and perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Adam said...

Ha that' a great turkey pic! For some reason I thought about college between that and the shooters... :)

Have the bestest of holidays, Teresa, and a big hug from the southeast :)

momgateway said...

So pretty but easy to make..great!