Happy 4th of July! Ok, I know it’s only the second, but today is our neighborhood 4th party, so there ya have it.
Since nothing says “God bless America” quite like slurping red, white and blue gelatinous booze from a teeny cup like a jello shot, these are my contribution to the partay.
They are totes adorable, if I do say myself and tasty too. I know this because I sucked up a couple while taking their pic totally forgetting they are loaded with vodka. Hey, people drink mimosas at breakfast. There really isn’t a big difference.
These are super easy, just a bit time consuming waiting for all the layers to set up before pouring the next one. You could speed up the process a bit by only doing one thicker layer of each color, which would also be awesome and totally acceptable. You’ll still get oohs and aahs from the crowd, and not just because of the fireworks.
These made 50 2 oz. shots. The little cups came from Walmart and since they are individually covered, I can throw them easily in the cooler and people can grab them at their leisure. By people I mean grown ups. These are super boozy folks.
I did have to warn the kids.
“DO NOT TOUCH THESE! YOU WILL GET SICK AND I WILL GO TO JAIL! COMPRENDE?”
I think they got it. Let’s hope.
Since you still have the rest of the weekend to get these made, may I suggest you get started?
Have a safe and happy weekend!
4th of July Jello Shots
A beautiful patriotic layered jello shot that will light you up like the Fourth of July!
- 2 boxes Cherry Jello or any red
- 2 boxes Berry Blue Jello
- 2 boxes Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 cups Smirnoff Red, White & Berry flavored vodka an fruity flavor will do
- 2 oz. Disposable cups with lids
Prepare Jello according to fast set instructions on the package
Measure out ½ cup water into a bowl and sprinkle 2 packets of gelatin on top and allow to bloom for 2-3 minutes. Pour bloomed mixture into a saucepan over low heat.
Pour bloomed mixture into a saucepan over low heat. Stir mixture constantly until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and pour dissolved gelatin into red Jell-O.
Add ½ cup of vodka to cherry Jell-O mixture and stir to combine.
Repeat the steps for the blue Jell-O.
Empty sweetened, condensed milk into a bowl; set aside.
Measure 2 cups of water into a bowl and sprinkle 4 packets of gelatin on top and allow to bloom for about 2-3 minutes.
Pour bloomed mixture into a saucepan over low heat. Stir the mixture constantly until the gelatin dissolves.
Remove from heat and pour the dissolved gelatin into the sweetened condensed milk and stir gently
Add 1 cup vodka to mixture and stir to combine
Remove the pan from the refrigerator. Measure and pour 1 tablespoon of sweetened, condensed milk on top of cherry layer. Return pan to refrigerator and chill for 8-10 minutes to set.
Remove the pan from refrigerator. Measure and pour 1 tablespoon of blue Jell-O on top of the sweetened, condensed milk layer. Return to refrigerator and chill for 8-10 minutes to set.
Repeat steps 1-3 until the cups are filled*
*If you want to save a bit of time, you can always just make them in 3 layers. They taste the same and are still show stopping!