This week I learned something new. Believe it or not, I have never had a jello shot in my life. I know about them, I’ve seen them and I know that servers run around in clubs at night and give them to people (do the customers pay for them? I don’t know….) So, I was doing one of my favorite things to do last week, which is to go through old cookbooks and look for recipes on the pages where I have turned down the corners. Who knows how many years ago I might have folded down those pages, fully anticipating that someday I would try this or that? That’s when I ran across Jello Shots. Who knew? I hadn’t even looked in this cookbook for 20 years. I’m not even sure I planned on tasting them. But that isn’t unusual. I make a lot of stuff to just give away. But this time I was going to a party on Saturday night with a bunch of crazy friends our age, so I was pretty sure I would be able to get rid of them! (and I did…). But WARNING: they creep up on you! Indulge with caution!
2 pkg jello (I used one strawberry and one lemon)
3 pkg. regular Knox gelatin
3 cups boiling water
1 cup tequila or vodka
Dissolve gelatins in boiling water. When dissolved, add liquor. Pour into a pan and chill. Then cut into squares or cut with cookie cutter into shapes. What I learned is that the shots don’t melt. I was nervous about carrying them to the party, but they arrived in exactly the same shape as when I first cut them. Even when I dropped on into a glass of white wine they did not melt! Ask me how I know….