Until this recent Jell-O shooter trend started popping up in my Google Reader I hadn't made Jell-O shots since my early college years. The shots I made were simple - pack of Jell-O made the old fashioned way, but replaced the cold water with chilled vodka, then pour into those ketchup cups from McDonalds.
The Jell-O shots of today however, are much much more sophisticated. Get rid of those paper cups and pour a Jell-O cocktail in limes, cake pans or other molds instead. And rather than just going with the vodka, try using liquor like tequila or coconut rum!
Once you think about this concept and how clever bloggers have run with such recipes, the possibilities really are endless.
To get you started, we've got an easy video tutorial for a dressed up Jell-O shot. Then, our cocktail making contributor, Coryanne Ettiene whipped up a few more complex shot recipes that are all delicious and worth the prep!
Which will you try first???
Check out this clip on how to dress up your classic Jell-O shot recipe (Jell-O + Vodka). By hollowing out a few limes and pouring your mixture in them to serve, versus a glass, you'll create a bright display that tastes even better! Read More
Using the same idea with the limes, Coryanne got creative with her Jell-O shot recipe and mixed in some tequila to create a Margarita flavored shooter. Read More
Spiked with rum and sprinkled with coconut shavings, this Jell-O shot served in an orange peel tastes just like the classic Blue Hawaiian cocktail, but won't require any additional work to enjoy a few! Read More
Limes, lemons, oranges and strawberries! We're mixing up Jell-O shots in all sorts of edible holders, but these can literally be popped entirely in your mouth all at once. They're also really easy to make! Read More
For a grown up birthday treat try mixing up these cupcake style Jell-O shots. Though they are decadent as far as drinks are concerned, you'll certainly enjoy one or two of these without issue! Read More
Everyone's favorite beach sip served shot style is a guaranteed hit. The only one of our Jell-O shots served in a glass, these guys are so good they're dangerous. Read More