127 Hours Jello Shots
I usually go all out with my Oscar parties, but this year Dave hosted and invited a few friends over and kept it small. I still couldn’t resist the urge to do some theme food and asked friends to bring theme food. Here were some highlights:
- Winter’s Bone Missouri Gooey Butter Cake – everyone flips out over this cake whenever I make it. Such a decadent delight.
- The Ballerina Buffett (aka, a veggie tray)
- Black Swan Punch – mix grape and orange kool aid, add vodka and it looks pretty murky and black
- The Kids Are All Right healthy, organic salad
- The King’s Speech Scones
- 127 Hours Rock Candy
I came up with the idea to make 127 Hours jello shots. I’d use gatorade, which James Franco drank in the film, and lemon jello, and the finished product, when served in a “sample” cup, would resemble something else James drank in the film. Here’s my recipe:
6 oz lemon jello
2 cup boiling water
1 cup gatorade
1 cup vodka
Mix jello with hot water until dissolved (about 2 mins). Add gatorade, stir. Let sit until steam dissipates. Add vodka and stir thoroughly (1-2 mins). Pour into jello shot containers and chill for 4 hours or until set. Makes 20 jello shots.
If you can get over the associations from the movie, you’ll find it tastes refreshing. Some of our guests were grossed out, and some just don’t drink booze at all, so I had a bunch of shots leftover. Too bad, because I’m sure the show would have been more entertaining if we were drunk on jello.
I don’t recommend these gatorade shots for use during your workouts, but if you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, you could do a lot worse. It’s the stuff that hallucinations are made of.