Skip over this blog post if you’re under 21.
If you’re under 21, and if you’ve kept reading anyways, I no longer feel responsible for your actions.
I turned 21 in August, and it’s still weird to me that I can go out and buy alcohol, but that hasn’t stopped me from doing so.
Tomorrow evening is the Queer Prom (check out my “promposal” blog if you haven’t already), and I will be having a couple people over afterwards, so I decided to make Jello shots. So, I just thought I’d give some brief instructions, including which flavors and alcohols I thought I’d try together.
Then, at the end of this blog, I’m going to include a poll where you can guess which one you think will be the best tasting. My friends and I will discuss it tomorrow night to vote ourselves.
To start out, I got three different flavors of Jello (one out of my cupboard from the last time I did this) and a bag of these plastic mini-cups with lids at Walmart. I used 45 in total, so I’ve got five random ones left. I probably could have filled all of them, but I just wanted the same amount of each color, so I didn’t bother.
Next, I pulled up several different recipes to compare. Here’s what I ended up doing:
STEP 1: Add your Jello to one cup boiling water.
STEP 2: Stir until completely dissolved.
STEP 3: Add half a cup cold water.
STEP 4: Add about half a cup vodka.
STEP 5: Pour into cups and place in fridge.
I’ve had Jello shots that had too much alcohol, so they’re too runny, and I’ve also had Jello shots that are too weak. So I did play around with that a little.
I also try to let them cool a bit in the fridge before placing the lids on them to avoid excessive condensation; however, by round three of these I had given up on that.
So here is my three different mixtures:
Berry Blue Jello + 1/2 cup Lemonade UV
Strawberry Jello + 3/4 cup Strawberry Smirnoff
Lemon Jello + 3/4 cup Lemonade UV
The end result were some very colorful Jello Shots that are currently taking up a lot of space in my fridge, which is fine because it’s almost always empty anyways. Hopefully they’re tasty.