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Long Island Iced Tea and Lascivious Jello Shots

I made 4 new Jello Shots for Jellopalooza.  It’s my hope they will make the meat and fish jello go down easier, but I don’t think my guests tend to overindulge in the jello shots enough to achieve that effect. I’ll describe them in the order they were ranked.

French Tickler

3 oz orange jello
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup cinnamon schnapps
1/4 cup vodka

This one was awesome and scored 4.3 on a scale of 1-5.  The Hot Damn! schnapps went well with the orange jello. It even smelled like cinnamon.  Ivanna wrote, “Nice and refreshing.” Larisa wrote, “super yummy for the holidays!” I would definitely make it again.

Midnight Affair

3 oz black cherry jello
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup amaretto

This one was also very good, scoring a 4.  Black Cherry jello can sometimes be hard to find, so when I see it at the store, I usually buy a few. It also is used to make fabulous Coke Salad! Anyway, amaretto makes for a smooth and tasty shot, combined with the black cherry jello flavor.

Sour Apple

3 oz lime jello
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup apple pucker

This one scored 3.1.  It tasted a little antiseptic. Dave called it “mentholish.” Ron thought it tasted like “lime jello with a hint of now or later sour apple candy. not good.” Larisa, on the other hand, enjoyed it because it tasted like “a apple jolly rancher.” Perhaps more apple pucker, less vodka would help the flavor.

Long Island Iced Tea

6 oz pkg lemon jello
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cola
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup gin
1/2 cup light rum
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup tequila

This one only scored 2.6. Not surprisingly, it tasted very boozy, which was a turn off for my guests who prefer the sweeter shots. Ivanna wrote “just tastes like alcohol. period.” Shelby, however, gave it a 5 because it was “yummy and strong.” Larisa thought it would be “good for a big sorority party.” Maybe increasing the cola would help, but then again, I’m not sure something named after Long Island Iced Tea should be watered down. If you like it hard, this one’s for you. Ram it down!

The standard mixing directions apply if you want to try these shots.  Mix jello with hot water until dissolved. Add cold water and stir. Let sit for a couple minutes, then add booze. Stir and pour into jello shot containers. 3 oz of jello will yield 8-10 shots.

All these recipes and tons more can be found in Your Complete Guide to Jello Shots by Aaron Wright.

You can buy jello shot containers at Party City.

January 10, 2011 at 12:51 am 1 comment

Jagermeister Jello Shot

Yesterday I went to the Iron Maiden / Dream Theater concert at San Manuel Amphitheater in Glen Helen, CA (aka Glen Hell).  I decided to make some Jagermeister jello shots for the occasion. I took a recipe from Your Complete Guide to Jello Shots by Aaron Wright and tweaked it a bit.

Jager-Master

3 oz pkg orange jello (I used peach because I didn’t have orange on hand)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
splash of grenadine
1/4 cup amaretto
1/4 cup jagermeister

Mix jello with hot water until dissolved. Add cold water and stir. Let sit a couple minutes, then add booze and stir. Pour into jello shot containers. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Makes 8-10 2 oz. jello shots.

The jello shots came out looking like the color of iced tea. They were pretty tasty. The booze settled to the bottom a bit. Perhaps I didn’t stir long enough.  We had our own little heavy metal parking lot scene. Between 3 jello shots and some red bull and jager and not having eaten much all day, I got pretty drunk pretty fast. Unfortunately, we missed Dream Theater entirely due to traffic, tailgating and a 45-minute long security line into the venue. I have not had great experiences with this venue, but I have to go occasionally as it tends to be the only place the big metal shows play.  You would think by now they would know how to handle crowds better.

I wore my Ozzfest 2005 shirt to commemorate the last time I saw Maiden at the venue, when Bruce Dickinson’s feud with Sharon Osbourne led to Sharon pulling the plug in the middle of their set, throwing eggs at the band, and Bruce cursing her out on stage. I don’t think they’ll be back on Ozzfest anytime soon. Here’s a report on that crazy show.

Iron Maiden waited 30 minutes so that everyone had time to get into the venue before they started. They played about 2 hours. We were disappointed that the set emphasized new material and omitted a lot of classics. Still, the classics they did play such as “Fear of the Dark” and “The Number of the Beast” were awesome, and the giant Eddie onstage is always a highlight.  But, really, guys, you can’t play “Run to the Hills”?

June 21, 2010 at 12:42 am Leave a comment


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