Friday, December 30, 2011

Watermelon Jello Shots

We had a party recently and were looking for something different to bring to the table. Amanda suggested Jell-O shots and I remembered reading an article about various Jell-O shot ideas. While I couldn't find the exact article I did find a nice watermelon shooter on That's So Michelle. Amanda picked a couple Margarita versions too.

We went looking for Watermelon Jell-O but apparently it is not the best seller as none of the stores we checked had any in stock. We chose a cherry instead as the color was about right.

10 Limes
1 6oz box Cherry Jell-O
1 cup boiling water
1 cup Booze (I used silver tequila as it was out for the margarita Jell-O shots as well)

Cut limes in half lengthwise.

Using a paring knife seperate the flesh of the lime from the skin down to a 1/4" or so.

Slide your finger in at one of the ends and "peel" the flesh out of the skin creating a cup. Do this over a bowl to save any juice. Save the flesh in the same bowl for later.

Mix boiling water with gelatin mix until dissolved. Add booze and mix.

Fill lime cups to rim and place in fridge for a couple hours to set up. After they are firm cut each half lime in half again to create watermelon wedge effect.

Squish lime juice from flesh and use for margarita Jell-O shots or to make a Lime-Aid for your house margaritas.