JELLO SHOTS….do not read this if you are not an adult beverage fan!

Try to make yours look prettier than this…cutting in shapes with a cookie cutter would be a great idea and easy!

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!

They do not melt!  Ask me how I know…


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….


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