Normally when I hear "jello shots" I cringe. It's because I'm not a huge fan of the actual taste of liquor. I think when people make them, they naturally make them as potent as possible. Yes, it's a quick and easy way to take a shot but I want to enjoy the flavor and not end up stating, "That was soooo strong."
While hosting a party a couple years back, the hubs and I wanted to make jello shots and we experimented with a couple of different flavors and we now have our famous jello shots down to perfection. If you want to make them for a fun party favor to bring to someones house, then by all means do it! Here's how to make them and have people thank you for actually making good tasting jello shots and to have people request your famous jello shots.
Five Jello Flavors:
Blue + Malibu
Lemon + Vodka
Lime + Tequila
Strawberry + Midori
Orange + Amaretto
Find a paper wholesale company in town. They will normally sell to the public as well. You want plastic to go ramekins. I like the smallest ones. They come in sleeves of 100 to 150 and I buy the lids as well. They are much easier to transport that way. Then line them up on cookie sheets, that way you can take them from your counter to your refrigerator.
Boil one cup of water
Add one package of jello and stir until disolved.
Add one cup of cold liquid. For flavored liquors (Midori, Malibu and Amaretto) use one full cup of liquor. For strong tasting, high proof liquors (Tequila, Vodka) use a mixture of 4 oz. of water and 4 oz. of liquor.
Pour into cups.
Place in the refrigerator over night.
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