If you're looking for a fresh, creatively chic method to serve alcohol at your wedding reception, then I'd like to introduce you to the wonderful world of Jelly Shots.
Jelly Shots are classic cocktails translated into gelatin form, i.e. a grown-up version of the Jell-O Shot (sans Dixie cups, of course!). The hallmarks of a Jelly Shot include: a flavor true to the cocktail inspiration and a free-spirited jiggly form that makes them a delight to devour. Below are a few examples from the pros over at the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.
Blackberry Cosmo Jelly Shot, garnished with a paper-thin slice of raw cranberry and a little lime zest.
Espresso Martini Jelly Shot
Rainbow Cherry Jigglers, ready to party!
Mandarin Cosmo Jelly Shot, garnished with a small wedge of mandarin orange
Pineapple Brandy Fix Jelly Shot, with a tasty little pineapple-topped bite
Candy Corn Jello
Mimosa Jelly Shots, cut with an oval cookie cutter and skewered with edible flower petals
Paloma Jelly Shot, topped with a tiny grapefruit segment
Long Island Iced Tea Jelly Shots, skewered and sassy with a lemon peel
Neapolitan Martini Jelly Shot
Cucumber-Lime Margarita Jelly Shot, tied up with cucumber ribbons. Cayenne Sprinkle on the side
Jelly Shots are surprisingly quick to make. Many of the recipes can be completed in 15 minutes or less (not including setting time). The ingredients – unflavored gelatin, fruit juices, mixers and liquor –are available in most supermarkets and liquor stores. DIY brides are gonna love this project!
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