Monday, October 31, 2016

Vodka Tonic Jello Shots

Today is Halloween.  Trick or Treating will take place in our little town tonight from 6-8.  LBA is preparing to be out as Doc Brown (from Back to the Future), I'm not sure why.  I really wanted SoBA to go as Marty McFly, but I couldn't convince him.

As is routine, I will likely walk the boys around town for candy collection and Mrs. BA will stay home and pass out candy.  Maybe I will make a batch of these and walk them around with me, passing them out to dedicated parents.  Of course, one of the first stops is usually the mayor's house, where the kids get full size candy bars and the parents get adult beverages.

Halloween cocktails from  Jello Shot Bats from "Chloe's Inspiration."

  • 1 1/3 cups tonic water 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 3 envelopes plain Knox gelatin (makes a firm jelly shot for setting in a mold. Decrease to 2 or 2 1/2 envelopes if using other methods to set, such as loaf pan or mini martini glasses. An envelope of plain Knox gelatin equals about 2 tsp of gelatin powder.) 
  • 2/3 cup vodka (citrus flavored is nice . . .)

First, prepare the silicon molds with a light application of cooking spray. Then wipe the mold cavities out with a clean paper towel. This method will leave just the slightest residue, which will help unmold the gelatin without affecting the taste or appearance. Place each mold on a cookie sheet or cooling rack to provide a stable surface for handling.

Combine the tonic, citrus juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. (Mixture will be very foamy, but this will diminish.) Remove from the heat and stir in the vodka.

Pour the gelatin mixture into the molds, and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight. To serve, unmold, loosen the edges by pulling away from the side of the mold, and pop each jelly shot out.

1 comment:

Kim Ayres said...

I have to confess I was slightly concerned who you might be handing out the vodka tonic jello shots to... :)