When most people think jello shots, they immediately flash back to some college party where there were two types of jello shots: green with a handle of ten dollar vodka and yellow with a handle of ten dollar rum. Pretty much the goal with those is to get it down without ever really tasting it. THESE jello shots are different. Each one is based on a real cocktail and is thoughtfully prepared with different ingredients. The list of jello shots has been growing since college and keeps expanding still!
The basic method is as follows: boil one cup of water, add one packet of jello, mix two minutes (don't skimp on this it will be grainy!), add one cup alcohol, pour into little cups. If you are using two packets or one large box then this doubles to: boil two cups of water, add jello, mix two minutes, add two cups alcohol, pour into cups. If you remember this you can make pretty much any shot your mind can create!!! I will include a list at the end of all the variations I've come up with thus-far. The pics are of some of the recipes that deviate slightly from my basic method. Along with a couple pics of the process...
The basic tools. bowl and spoon for mixing, flat measuring cup for easy measuring of liquids, ladle and spouted measuring cup for filling.
I get these little cups at a restaurant supply store. I used to put them in little dixie cups but sometimes I travel with them and these guys travel great and have little lids!
"jager bomb" black cherry jello (sometimes i use orange they are both good here) and red bull. boil two cups red bull, mix two minutes, then add two cups jager.
"margarita" this one can only be done as a double because it has two alcohols. Boil two cups water, mix two minutes, add one cup tequila, half cup triple sec, half cup lime juice. I like to wait till this one is almost set up and then add some margarita salt to the top before putting the lids on!
"rum and coke" cook two cups coke, mix two minutes, add two cups light rum
Move from the mixing bowl to something easier to pour with.
"mimosa" this one varies from the normal method too. Since champagne isn't as strong as liquor I cut the water outa this guy. I boil one cup champagne, mix 2 min, add one more cup champagne and a splash of OJ. For a double box like shown, boil 2 cups champagne, mix two min, add two cups champagne, couple splashes OJ.
"silk" this is based off a cocktail from my favorite Thai restaurant here on the island. Boil one cup champagne, mix 2 minutes, add one cup champagne and splash of lychee juice from the can. We couldn't find lychees this day so this is a fruit that is very similar. I like to cut these in half and plop them into the cups so there's a little piece of lychee in each one!
"lemon drop" With this one I like to sprinkle a little sugar on top after they have mostly hardened before I put the lid on.
"orange tic tac" normally I wouldn't use grey goose in the jello shots, but I needed mandarin orange vodka (absolute makes one) and none was to be found in the store that day. Boil two cups red bull, mix two minutes, add two cups mandarin orange vodka
Sex on the Beach (orange and cranberry jello, plain vodka, peach snapps)
Rum and Coke (dark cherry jello, light rum, coke)
Lemon Drop (lemon jello, citrus vodka, sugar sprinkles)
Grape Crush (grape jello, plain vodka, chambord)
Hawaiian (pineapple (or blueberry) jello, coconut rum)
Gin and Tonic (lime jello, gin, tonic water)
Margarita (lime jello, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, salt sprinkles)
Lemon Lime (lemon and lime jello, citrus vodka, sprite)
Jaeger Bomb (dark cherry (or orange) jello, jaeger, red bull)
Orange TicTac (orange jello, mandarin orange vodka, red bull)
Blueberry (blueberry jello, blueberry vodka)
Mimosa (orange jello, champaign, orange juice)
Silk (strawberry jello, champaign, leeche juice)
Fruit Punch (mixed fruit jello, blueberry vodka, raspberry vodka)
Watermelon (watermelon jello, watermelon vodka)
red headed slut (cran jello, peach snapps, triple sec, jager)