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Green Bay Packers Jello Shots for the Super Bowl

I was rooting for the Packers in the Super Bowl. I’m not particularly a Packers fan (I like the Rams and the Cardinals), but I have some friends who are big Packers fans. Plus I have always disliked the Steelers. One of my reasons for disliking the Steelers is pretty irrational. I don’t like that they only have their logo on one side of the helmet. This unbalance has upset me since childhood. I looked up the reason for it and discovered that it’s due to ambivalence on the part of the team that the logo would be well-received, so they tried it just on one side. After all these years, can’t they commit and put it on the other side?  Another reason also stems from childhood. I was a big fan of Roger Staubach when he was a Cowboy. I disliked Terry Bradshaw. The Cowboys and Steelers were rivals, so I had to go with the Cowboys.  The final reason is current. Ben Roethlisberger seems like a thug.

So, since I was having a few friends over to watch the game, I decided to make Green Bay Packers jello shots.  This was my first attempt at layering a jello shot.  Here’s the recipe…

Green Bay Packers Jello Shot

First layer

3 oz pkg Tropical Fusion Jell-O
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup melon liqueur

Mix gelatin with hot water until dissolved (approx. 2 mins). Add cold water, stir.  Let sit until steam dissipates. Add alcohol, stir thoroughly (1-2 mins).  Pour into jello shot containers. Refrigerate until it begins to set – a skin will form on top.

2nd layer

3 oz pkg Lemon Jello
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup vodka

Mix gelatin with hot water until dissolved (approx. 2 mins). Add cold water, stir.  Let sit until steam dissipates. Add alcohol, stir thoroughly (1-2 mins).  Let cool. Pour into jello shot containers on top of 1st layer. Refrigerate until set. Yields 20 shots.

I rushed these shots a bit and there was a little mixing of the yellow and green jello, but they still turned out good. Midori melon liqueur made them very tasty, especially mixed with the Tropical Fusion Jell-O (green in color). I bought that Jell-O last summer but haven’t seen it since. Maybe it was a limited edition.

I guess if it was truly a Packers shot, it should have involved cheese. But I just kept the cheese in my fondue pot this time.  It turned out to be a good game, and between the 5 of us we polished off all 20 jello shots which even helped make the Black Eyed Peas halftime show entertaining.

Go Pack Go!

 

February 13, 2011 at 12:03 am Leave a 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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