Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gin and Tonic Jello

Who doesn't like J.E.L.L.O? The giggly, wiggly dessert your mom or grandma would make for you as an after dinner treat, occasionally cut into shapes but more likely topped with a dollop of cool-whip.

How about a more adult version? My version of this childhood treat starts with fresh lime juice and end with a good Gin!

Gin and Tonic Jello Shots
serves 3

1 small package lime jello

80z. boiling water

3 0z.chilled fresh squeezed lime juice

5 oz. good gin ( I like Tangueray)


Combine jello and boiling water in small mixing bowl. Add lime juice and Gin, stir to combine.

Let cool slightly. Divide among stemless wine glasses or your favorite high ball. Refrigerate 4 hours until firm.

15 comments:

Chef E said...

Oh Jello shots how I loved you, once, but I might have to make some for my birthday this year. I was in Vancouver in a small town with hubby when I spotted a tray full three years ago...I could not resist! I would even eat the green ones, as i like cherry and orange :)

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Hmmm I think I might have to make some this weekend... we'll be celebrating all the family Pices birthdays!

Sook said...

Oh the color is so pretty! :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Sarah this is neat!!!! I can revisit my college days in a more refined way now.

Laura

Sippity Sup said...

Girlfriend, you've been a cocktail bender! Love that. And another thing, this is the only "food" I can think of that could be that particular shade of green and still pass throw my mouth! GREG

Chris said...

Amazing photograph, you rock!

You make jello shooters look classy and not the fodder of a story that starts of going wrong at "....and then someone broke out jello shooters" and ends up with a hangover. :)

Tangled Noodle said...

Believe it or not, I have never had Jell-o shots before, but there's plenty of time to change that. Lovely to look at but undoubtedly even better to drink! 8-)

bonnie said...

so lovely..you know I never had jello when I was little...on the other hand when in college..ya -loved jello shots -great pics
sweetlife

Barbara said...

Fun! I was drinking jello shots on St. Patrick's Day at a pub! Never had any idea how to make one!

Joie de vivre said...

Just like college! But you served them in beautiful glass cups, not the paper Dixie cups.

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous! This would be a perfect pre-dessert at a 5 star restaurant!

Angie's Recipes said...

Lovely! Can't wait to try them!

Laura in Paris said...

have never tried these shots!

SashaInTheKitchen said...

OMG, i was totally planning on making gin & tonic jello shots. I've been told that the quinine in the tonic water will make it glow if photographed using a black light. very cool post. Love it!

SashaInTheKitchen said...

OMG, i was totally planning on making gin & tonic jello shots. I've been told that the quinine in the tonic water will make it glow if photographed using a black light. very cool post. Love it!