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Mar 04 2014

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Shots! Shots! Shots!

Celebrating for Mardi Gras today? Me neither but who needs an excuse for Jello shots? Well I guess I do because I only make them for special occasions. As a parent to little ones, it probably wouldn’t be the best idea to keep alcohol flavored Jello in my fridge at all times.

Next holiday up, St. Patty’s Day, aka, a day for drinking. These Irish flag themed Jello shots are easy to eat and taste amazing. But don’t just save them for a once a year celebration- these will be a hit at backyard BBQs all summer long.

Word from the wise, I tried limes instead of oranges and the lime taste from the peel really seeped into the Jello in a not so yummy kind of way. So unless you are crazy for lime, I would stick with the oranges. Obviously not being a big fan of lime here, I opted out of the lime Jello and made Midori Sour shots instead. Oh my yum!

jello orangesMidori Sour Jello Shots
(in orange slices)

Ingredients:
3-5 oranges
1 pkg. Jello Mixchief – this is add your own juice flavor
5 oz. Midori
4 oz. Whiskey Sour Mix
3 oz. Vodka
water

Directions:

  • Cut the orange in half and scoop out center. Cut stem to bottom- otherwise the liquid will leak out of the bottom half (learned this the hard way)
  • Place orange halves on a muffin tin to keep them upright

    (same as on the box of Jello)

  • Add ½ cup of boiling water to the gelatin until fully dissolved
  • Mix in Midori, Whiskey Sour Mix, and Vodka
  • Pour into oranges and refrigerate for at least 4 hours
  • When ready to eat, slice with a sharp knife and serve

Eat responsibly!!

Need more excuses to make your favorite edible alcoholic beverage? Jello shot Easter eggs! Why should kids have all the fun? Your friends will love the surprise inside when you show up with these in hand. Start saving egg cartons now. Be sure when you buy your eggs that they have a solid bottom (many plastic eggs have small holes in the bottom). Any Jello shot recipe will do- pour it in, close them up, and refrigerate until you’re ready to one-up the Easter Bunny.
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2 comments

  1. shelly

    So how long do jello shots last? I still have some from Halloween:)))

    1. Jen

      Hmmm- great question. Eat one and let me know. 😉 But honestly, I read they start losing liquid and will get a funny texture. But it’s alcohol, gelatin, and sugar- does that really go bad? Good luck!

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