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How to make Jello Shots- Fancy Schmancy Jello Shots

How to make Jello Shots- Fancy Schmancy Jello Shots. I know what you are thinking Fancy Schmany jello shots? Is there such a thing? Well yes there is. And they are amazing!

Jello shots have gone classy and are leaving their mark at all types of social events, even weddings. 

I love the idea of servind fun jello shots at your reception or during cocktail hour! And these classy fancy jello shots are the reason why. Not only are they pretty they are easy to make.

With Jello shots presentation is everything! Replace the traditional little plastic cups with fancy molds and glass shot glasses and presto-jello shots will dazzle! 

How fun would these rainbow jello shots be at a rainbow wedding

rainbow jello shots

 

These cocktail jello shots are so fancy they could be served at any five star restaurant. 

Bramble cocktail jello shots

Jello Shots on a stick? That might even be better than cake on a stick. Maybe- cake pops or jello shots tough to call. 

vodka jello shotsThese pretty cupcake jello shots look like anything but jello shots. But surprise they are. And did I mention they are pink and topped with sprinkles? A very hard combination to beat. 

cake jello shots

 

A good basic recipe for jello shots is to use the boiling water that the jello calls for, and then substitute the cold water for the alcohol. But be careful not to substitute all the cold water, because that makes the jello shots too strong, and not set right.  You can also substitute the cold water for juice. 

Here is a how to make Jello shots video that will give you a step by step. And if you are feeling fancy, all of the jello shot recipes and pictures above are from the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog. But they also have a book! It is ten dollars and if you are looking to amaze your guests with gourmet jello shots well worth the investment. 

You could even use jello shots as edible wedding favors. I bet they wouldn't last long. And they could be corrdinated with wedding colors, wedding themes, or a favorite drink of the couple. The possibilities are endless. 

On cuisine at home, I also found my favorite jello shot recipe so far. And I can't wait to try it. I love margaritas and a jello shot margarita is right up my alley!

Ingredients: 
1 small Fresh Apple
3/4 cup Agave (Silver) Tequila
1/2 cup Apple Cider Or Apple Juice
1/2 cup Cranberry Juice Cocktail
2 Tbsp Frozen Lemonade Concentrate, thawed and strained to remove solids
2 Envelopes Plain Gelatin
1/4 cup Cointreau Or Triple Sec
Garnish
1 Tbsp Coarse Salt (Kosher Or Sea)
1 Tbsp Large Crystal Sugar
1 tsp Chopped Orange Zest

Directions: 
In a small bowl, crush the apple with a cocktail muddler or back of a wooden spoon. Add the tequila. Set aside.

Pour cider, cranberry juice and lemonade concentrate into a saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a few minutes. Heat on low, stirring constantly, until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.

Strain the tequila, making sure to press out all the liquid. Stir the tequila and Cointreau/Triple Sec into the gelatin mixture. Pour into pan, and chill until set, several hours or overnight.

Mix the garnish ingredients together, and either serve the garnish alongside the jelly shots, for dipping, Individual serving vessels may also be decorated with the garnish mixture as shown by wetting the rim and dipping into the garnish mixture. Place a jelly shot in each.

Yum!

Jello Shots aren't for everyone but that just leaves more for the rest of us. What do you think of fancy schmancy jello shots?