Jello Shots for Jellopalooza
I figured my Jellopalooza party would be a good opportunity to try out some recipes from Your Complete Guide to Jello Shots, a book by Aaron Wright that I’d found on Amazon. This book is a very comprehensive guide to jello shots, with over 300 recipes involving all types of booze. Unfortunately, it seems to have had no copy editing and is riddled with typos. For example, the cover states. “This is not you’re grandmothers jello recipe book!” These grammatical errors were an assault to the English majors at my party, myself included. But I can forgive this due to the many creative recipes in the book. There don’t seem to be typos in the recipes – at least, the three that I tried so far worked fine.
(3 oz pkg lemon jello, 3/4 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 cup raspberry vodka, 1/4 cup blue Curacao)
The Bomb Pop got the highest score – 4.3 (on a scale of 1-5). I agree it was quite tasty, though I didn’t like the murky color. It would be great to make this as a layered shot and have it be red and blue – perhaps I will try that next time.
“Nice frou frou jello drink” – Brian
“Make all jello with liquor!” – Kat
“I’m drunk already! Love the raspberry taste” – Mary
“Tasty, sexy and super-delicious” – Larisa
“I never had a jello shot before and I can see how it would be easy to get smashed on these” – Christopher
(3 oz pkg Tropical Fusion jello, 1 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup cold water, 1/2 cup vodka, 1/4 cup melon liqueur)
This recipe called for pineapple jello, but I went to 4 grocery stores and couldn’t find it. So I substituted an exciting new jello – Tropical Fusion, which has pineapple and other tropical fruits in it. I think it worked OK, but the shot did end up tasting like cough medicine for some strange reason. It also had no melon color, whereas the Midori combined with pineapple jello would. It scored 2.7.
“Too strong” – Kat
“Medicinal – woo! hard core!” – Larisa
Rebel Yell Jello Shot
(3 oz pkg peach jello, 1 cup boiling water, 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 cup Jack Daniels)
Being a big fan of Mr. Daniels, I had to make this one. I enjoyed it but some guests found it too boozy tasting. The alcohol seemed to have settled at the bottom of the shot. It received a score of 2.8.
“Too Daniels-y. Too strong” – Mary
“I’m floating in jello” – Larisa
“Very good but stronger at the bottom” – Darlene
Each of these recipes makes 8-10 2 oz shots. I found jello shot cups at Party City that worked quite well. I wish I had made more. Guests really dug ’em, and a few more jello shots probably would have made the Salmon Dill Mousse and Turkey Souffle go down easier (if anything could).