Strong Jello Shots

Confession: I think Jello shots are awesome! They can be the perfect pizzaz a get-together needs…sometimes. Now, let me get something straight… I do not condone over-drinking nor do my husband and I host parties for people to get trashed at…however I have found that most of the people I make jello shots for, get just as excited when they see them as I get when I make them.

I will be posting a recipe at some point for normal jello shots but these particular ones are especially strong. They taste strong and they are strong SO KNOW YOUR GUESTS. (Probably not the thing to serve at a baby shower. A bridal shower or bachelorette party is a whole other story though…)

If you’re wondering why I went on the hunt for a strong jello shot in the first place, here you go: sometimes I feel like jello shots are too thick and too weak. They can taste so overly sugary and be nearly impossible to get out of the cup…THIS started my search for a less thick and stronger jello shot. My search lead me to this site and boy oh boy I was a happy camper. So here’s how it goes…it you want to know all the science behind everything, check out the site, it’s very informative, but if not… just take my word for it. You don’t actually have to do 2 cups of liquid per 3 oz box, you can actually do almost 3 cups liquid (which cuts down the sugariness of the shot) yet the mixture still gels just fine. And because you’re adding more liquid (more alcohol), the result is a stronger taste.

NOTE: These do take longer to gel up than normal jello and if they sit out for a long time, they will start to un-gel. Also, the alcohol taste is fairly strong SO KNOW YOUR GUESTS! If they’re prone to over-consuming, you might want to try something else because these little suckers can really sneak up on you and the last thing you want is some embarrassed guest throwing up in your favorite basil plant.

Ingredients:

1-3oz box any flavor Jello

4 oz (1/2 Cup) Boiling Water

Up to 19 oz of 80-proof alcohol but I recommend using only 16 oz (if you’re using less proof then you must use less alcohol)

25- 3 oz plastic Dixie Cups

Instructions:

Step 1: Bring water to a boil (I usually put more in a pan than 4 oz because it’ll lose a little volume due to steam).

Step 2: Place jello packet in a heat safe bowl (preferably with a spout for easy pouring later) and add boiling water to mixture and whisk THOROUGHLY!

Step 3: Let sit a minute then add the alcohol, continuing to whisk thoroughly to get the gelatin incorporated.

Step 4: Pour into 3 oz plastic Dixie cups.

Step 5: Let sit for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Advice: Get creative with your colors and flavors. If you’re throwing a St. Patty’s day party, use lime flavor (green color)! If you’re doing something for the 4th of July, use red, white, and blue. If you’re throwing a welcome to summer party, then use watermelon flavor and coconut rum or tropical fusion jello with citron vodka!  You get the idea. If you ever need any advice just e-mail or comment me and I’ll brain storm with you.

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July 13, 2010. Tags: , . Beverages, Recipes.

3 Comments

  1. dicky yo momz replied:

    i am going to try your recepie right now. If it won’t work, i’m coming to get you, punk!

  2. stephanie replied:

    how can you fix shots after they set but there too stong/?

    • ninjajohnson replied:

      There isn’t a lot you can do after they are set. The only thing I would suggest is make a batch of non-alcoholic jello and pour it on top of the shots. This could be fun because you could do a different and complimentary flavor. If you did a strawberry alcoholic Jell-O shot that is too strong, you could tame it down with a kiwi or lime jello on top. Have fun with it. If you are worried about it being too strong, just make sure you leave room in the cup so you have wiggle room to tame it down.

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