Long weekend + no plans + 2 free bottles of VOX vodka = my roommate and I decided to pretend we were still in college for a night.
That means…jello shots!
These Jell-o cups are not for kids.
Anyone who’s ever been to college should know how to make these, but just in case you haven’t – or if you want to recreate the flavors we chose – here’s what’s in them:
3 packets Jell-o gelatin (raspberry, strawberry, and black cherry)
1 bottle VOX Green Apple vodka, or your favorite brand (I chose VOX because I won some in a raffle!)
1 bottle VOX Raspberry vodka
small plastic cups
Boil 1 cup of water for each packet of Jell-o. Pour the contents of each Jell-o packet into a separate bowl, and pour 1 cup of boiling water into each bowl. Stir thoroughly, until powder is dissolved. Measure 1 cup of vodka (we matched green apple with black cherry, raspberry with strawberry, and half and half with the raspberry gelatin) and pour into the jello. Stir until the jello and vodka are mixed and there is no dry powder remaining.
Pour into small plastic cups. The best vessels for jello shots are the little plastic containers that restaurants use for to-go salad dressing or sauce, but small plastic cups work as well. I couldn’t find the little containers, so I bought some 3 oz plastic “bathroom cups” and they worked just fine. I filled mine about 2/3 of the way and got about 26 jello shots from the entire batch.
Place the cups on a tray, and let the gelatin set for about 3 hours. Enjoy your shots!
According to my roommate, these are stronger than “regular” jello shots. Please enjoy them responsibly!
A spoon might be helpful. Also, a designated driver is good.