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TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Jell-O Shots For Valentine’s Day

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Shot glasses are elegant, but for a crowd, you need plastic Jell-O shot cups. Photo courtesy GreatPartyRecipes.com.
  No Valentine’s Day plans yet? Invite friends over for cherry Jell-O shots made from cherry vodka or liqueur. If you prefer, you can make raspberry or strawberry shots instead, or an assortment of flavors.

You can substitute cherry brandy or liqueur (Cherry Heering, DeKuyper Cherry Brandy, Grand Marnier Natural Cherry, Southern Comfort Cherry, etc.) for the cherry vodka.

RECIPE: CHERRY JELL-O SHOTS

Ingredients

  • 1 large box (6 ounces) cherry Jell-O
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cherry-flavored vodka: Grey Goose, Pinnacle, Skyy, Smirnoff, Three Olives, UV or other
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    Preparation

    1. POUR boiling water over the Jell-O and stir until thoroughly dissolved. Cool to room temperature, then stir in the vodka.

    2. POUR the mixture into shot glasses or Jell-O shot cups. Refrigerate until well-set, at least 6 hours. Makes 32 1-ounce jello shots, give or take.

     

    Check out these heart-shaped Jell-O shots.

     

    TIPS FOR MAKING JELL-O SHOTS

    Thanks to GreatPartyRecipes.com for these tips:
     
    Preparation

  • Never cook the alcohol or pour it into boiling water.
  • Allow more time than usual for the Jell-O to set, because of the alcohol.
  • Less is more; too much alcohol makes the shot unpalatable. A good rule of thumb: Use alcohol equal to half the water called for (i.e., all of the cold water).
  • If you come across a Jell-O shot recipe that doesn’t specify the size of the package of Jell-O, here’s the scoop: If the recipe calls for a total of 2 cups of liquid, it uses a small (3-ounce) box of Jell-O. If the recipe calls for a total of 4 cups of liquid, it requires a large (6-ounce) box if Jell-O.
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    For a crowd, load up on plastic Jell-O shot cups with lids. Photo courtesy Polar Ice.
     
    Serving

  • Plastic Jell-O shot cups with lids is the best way to store and serving Jell-O shooters. The lids make for easy stacking in the fridge.
  • Bring the containers to the serving table on ice in a punch bowl.
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    Eating

  • To eat: Run a paring knife of a stirring stick around the edge of the shooter to loosen it. (You can do this before serving the cups.)
  • Slurp the shot down like an oyster on the half-shell.
  • “Please eat responsibly.”
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