When you call friends and family over, you immediately start planning on making something for the occasion. Should it be sweet or savory? Now, we aren’t here to make that decision for you. However, if you are looking for a recipe that can take your party meal level a notch higher, go right ahead and make these lovely jello shots. Easy to make and fun to look at, jello shots compliment plenty of other dishes and cocktails. And if you feel too lazy to mix cocktails for your guests, just keep pouring whisky in rock glasses, preferably the same that you are using in making the shots—the party has pretty much taken care of itself.
In a medium sized glass bowl, put the whisky, lemon juice, simple syrup, and cold water. Mix them well and refrigerate for an hour at least, in order to chill the mixture considerably. Meanwhile, in another bowl, pour gelatin and add boiling water while stirring constantly so that the gelatin doesn’t form lumps and dissolves entirely. Now take out the liquor mixture that you made and pour it in the gelatin. Add the food colouring only if you want to. If there is a party at home, you might as well liven it up with coloured jello shots.
Now that the jello mix is ready, simply pour it into shot glasses or molds. Small plastic shot glasses are pretty awesome too, because it is easy to squeeze the jello shot out of them. Once you have poured out your entire jello mix, refrigerate the shot glasses or molds until the liquid sets. That would be about two to three years but we recommend you refrigerate them overnight, unless you are in a hurry. Serve cold with candies and more whisky of course!
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