Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lemon Drop Jello Shots

My little brother, youngest of 5 and only boy, turned 21 last month.

So what did I do?

Flew across the country to make sure he got shnockered of course!

Upon arrival I jumped in the kitchen and whipped up a TON of jello shots. Boy oh boy were they good!! Margarita Jello Shots, Rainbow Jello Shots, and Lemon Drop Jello Shots crowded the toddler food in my sister's fridge until the night of the party.

Welp! The party night was a success! Two of my sisters and myself, along with a handful of my brothers friends all look back and consider our "mission accomplished". Twas fun... I will say no more... I do not want to embarrass my brother, but let me tell you, we had a blast!

Lemon Drop Jello Shots! AMAZING!! These little buggers started the night off right. Lemon Drop Jello Shots were a total hit and definitely a new favorite for many! I was reminded time and again that night to be sure to share the recipe. So here she is friends!

These taste great alone, but if you like to add a fancy touch and make it exactly like a traditional Lemon Drop Shot, let people dunk the rims in sugar before eating the Lemon Drop Jello Shot. There is just the right amount of booze/jello in these. This recipe for Lemon Drop Jello Shots packs a punch without making you pucker. Perfect!

Graduation Party? Birthday Party? Bachelorette Party? 

Drop it like it's hot with a Lemon Drop Jello Shot!

Lemon Drop Jello Shots
Idea from many places on Pinterest

7-10 Lemons depending on size
1/4 cup ice cold water
3/4 cup lemon juice (squeezed from lemon)
2 packages of lemon jello (3 oz each) (Also can use sugar free)
1 cup vodka
1 cup boiling water

Utensils needed:
Grapefruit spoon - VERY handy
Muffin Tins
VERY sharp straight edged NON-serrated knife.

Cut lemons in half length wise tip to tip.
Squeeze out juice into a bowl.
Be careful not to squeeze so hard that you rip the peel.
When you have squeezed all lemon halves, use a grapefruit spoon to carve out the lemon halves and making little bowls.
A grapefruit spoon is very handy for this task!
Do not carve it out so thin that there will be leaks.
Next combine jello and boiling water in a bowl or pot.
Mix until jello granules are dissolved.
Once the jello is dissolved in the boiling water, add the vodka, ice water, and 3/4 cup lemon juice. Stir.
Set lemon peel bowls in muffin tins. This helps them stay sturdy so they don't dump over and spill.
Carefully pour jello into empty lemon peel bowls.
Set muffin tin tray with jello filled lemon peel bowls in the fridge to chill and harden.
This will take most of the day or overnight.
When hardened, use a VERY sharp knife to slice each half a lemon into 2-4 slices (number depends on size)
Store the Lemon Drop Jello Shots in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy as is, or dip rims in sugar before eating to provide the true Lemon Drop taste.

* If using sugar free jello, the packages will not be 3 oz. I believe they will be .3 oz. 
Just read the back of the boxes to make sure they make the same amount of jello in the end as regular jello and you will be fine. 

*You will have lemon juice left over.

Tossed in a container to seal with a lid and keep in fridge until party time! 

...Because you all know the first thing you are gonna 
do is make lemon peel smileys...you wouldn't be human if you didn't...

Sister Jenna, Brother Tom, Myself and Sister Crystal

1 comment:

  1. can this recipe be made without the vodka? there are allot of folks for whom the alcohol is not an option.