and so begins my journey into the world of jello. dont get me wrong ive done jello shots before and i fucking love making them. if i could get paid to make jello shots all day i would just be doing that all day.
so the party is coming up on saturday and im bartending it as always. no surprise there. i love to show off my skills. so i threw together a quick menu for the party. nothing special. some boy drinks some girl drinks. and some jello shots, (bitches).
Above: my crazy mind scribles trying to figure out how much knox jello i need vs the jello company vs the water vs liquor…
so i decided to go with double layer jello shots this week. so the first layer is red. ingredients are as follows.
1 cup TEQUILA
1 cup water
packet of jello in whatever flavor. mine was banana strawberry.
1 packet of knox gelatin. (theres 4 in a box)
so here we go. pour the jello in a pot. put 1 cup of water i there and bring to a boil while constantly stirring. after it boils and everything dissolves quickly remove it from the fire. pour in a cup of TEQUILA. (NB: you should be chilling that tequila in the fridge before hand). pour that into shot glasses and shove in the fridge. takes anywhere from 30min to a couple of hours. depends on how shitty your fridge is.
now im doing double layer so im only pouring half shots and sticking them in the fridge. it takes mine bout 30 min. i didnt pay 3 grand for a fucking fridge for nothing.
NB: the knox gelatin doesnt HAVE to be added in but it fortifies the jello some more. its not necessary but because im putting a second layer on top im being overly cautions.
Above: my red layer ready in the fridge. always have jello shots on a tray. trust me, makes your life easier.
now after those sucker set im onto my next layer. this time is blue. im using blueberry liquer by mcguiness. tastes like fucking shit. so what else are you gonna do? gotta use that 2o bucks somehow, right?
Above: blueberry bottle on top of the jello im gonna use.
ingredients as follows:
1 cup blueberry liqueur
1 cup water
for blueberry liqueur you can use any vodka, gin or rum. or… youre welcome to buy some shitty liqueur and use that.
Above: death by blueberry.
same set up as before. jello goes in the pan. 1 cup of water, bring to a boil. remove. throw the chilled alcohol on top. heres the part thats important. if you throw this mix on top of the previous stuff it will melt the jello (as im not doing any separators). so were gonna mix it occasionally until the mixture is room temperature and then were gonna pour it on top and throw it in the fridge.
Above: perfect separated specimen.
NOW, im going to a euro 2012 themed party so the dress code was your flag. which is white, blue, red. you notice were missing the white on top. so i got creative and threw some coconut shavings on top. i usually use those as rim on my summer drinks. but it seemed like the only white thing that wasnt more jello i could throw on top.
Above: the final products, mofos.
and there you have it. white, blue, red jello shots.
PS. Im making these shots with tequila. that makes them extremely potent. so beware. if youre a bit on the lighter side i suggest you stick with vodka.