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These Aren't Your Average Jell-O Shots

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June 12, 2014 AT 8:33 PM
Jell-O shots have certainly grown up since the days of dixie cups, bottom-shelf vodka, and fraternity parties. Watch the video to learn how to make two surprisingly sophisticated, fruity spins on this college-party staple. Adapted from Bakers Royale Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots Ingredients1 (3-ounce) box Strawberry Jell-O 1 1/4 cups water, divided 8 ounces tequila 6 ounces Cointreau Kosher salt Lime, cut into triangles Directions Cut the bottoms of the strawberries off so they stand upright. Make sure to not cut off too much or the strawberries will leak. Use a huller or melon baller to scoop out the center of the strawberry, creating a cup. Use a paper towel to pat the strawberry dry. Boil 1 cup of water in a saucepan, then add in Jell-O powder and whisk until the powder is completely dissolved. Combine tequila, Cointreau, and 1/4 cup of cold water. Add to the Jell-O, and stir to combine. Carefully pour the Jell-O mixture into the strawberries, and chill overnight. Before serving, rim the strawberry tops with salt and garnish with a lime triangle. Information Category Cocktails, Drinks Yield 24-30 shots print recipe Adapted from Erica's Sweet Tooth Watermelon Lime Jello Shots Ingredients10 limes 1 (3-ounce) box Strawberry Jell-O 1 cup water 1 cup watermelon-flavored vodka Mini chocolate chips Directions Cut the limes in half, and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Boil 1 cup of water in a saucepan, then add in Jell-O powder and whisk until the powder is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Add in 1 cup cold vodka, and stir to combine. Pour the Jell-O mixture into the lime halves, filling all the way to the top. Chill overnight. To serve, use a very sharp knife to carefully cut each lime in half, making wedges. Using food-safe tweezers, stick chocolate chips into the Jell-O to look like watermelon seeds. Information Category Cocktails, Drinks Yield 40 shots print recipe