I always thought that I left my 'jello shot' days behind me in undergraduate and, let's face it, graduate school. However, when I figured out that I could make jello shots look and TASTE good. I was all over it. Here are two recipes for watermelon jello shots and lemon jello shots. Trust me, these really do taste as good as they look.
Ingredients for Watermelon Jello Shots:
3 oz strawberry jello
1 cup water
1 cup COLD Vodka
mini chocolate chips (for seeds - optional - I didn't do this)
The first step in making any fruit filled jello shots is to create your container! To do this, cut each lime in half and then use a paring knife to gently remove the 'insides' of the lime. Note I kind of flipped mine inside out at this point and peeled it away after loosening it with the knife. It helps if you have really ripe limes.
Once you've officially scooped out you limes, you can make your jello! To do this, follow the instructions on the box but ONLY USE ONE CUP OF WATER! You will be adding the vodka in after the jello is finished. Why you may ask.
Vodka + Boiling Water = No Alcohol = No Bueno!
When the jello is finished boiling, add in the cold vodka and mix well.
Step 3: Line up the cups and pour!
When the Jello is all mixed up, put the lime halves in a cupcake pan to hold them in place and keep them from spilling. Next, carefully pour the jello mixture into the pans and move into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours!
Once the jello is set, cut the lime halves in half again using a VERY SHARP KNIFE! This is when you can add in the mini chocolate chips (I didn't do this).
Finally, CHEERS and enjoy! Muahahahaa
Lemon Jello Shots
1 small lemon jello package (3 oz)
1 cup water