Monday, March 17, 2014

Jolly Rancher Jell-O Shots.

  Happy St. Patrick's Day!
A lot of you may not know this, but the area I live in has one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day Parades in America. So in honor of this, and the fact that I find it pretty hilarious people actually come from out of town to view the shit-fest that is our St. Patrick's Day Parade I thought I would introduce you to every southern girl's best friend/worst nightmare when it comes to a party.. Jell-O shots. 
  Now, I have tried about a million different ways to make Jell-O shots but the easiest way has always tasted the best. And, not to brag but I have often been complimented with making the best Jell-O shots EVER. Granted, some of these people may have been slightly intoxicated but a lot of them remembered afterwards and I am always granted this task for the parade.. so without further ado.. 

Step One: Go shopping. 
You will need:
Jell-O (I highly recommend Jolly Rancher Jell-O)
Sugar (if you buy regular Jell-O).
Containers for Jello.  
-> I recommend Jolly Rancher Jell-O because I feel like it has the best flavor and you do not have to add sugar, but it is up to you.. 
     Pro Tip: If you have waited until the last minute the night before St. Patrick's Day to go get your Jell-O mixing the blue and yellow packs (of regular Jell-O) taste just as good as just green Jell-O..
-> I usually buy the middle of the line vodka, not the cheapest because, gross.. but not the most expensive because a lot of the taste will be masked by the Jell-O anyway. 
-> I usually buy a couple of packs of these plastic cups and fill them halfway. Some people buy the small containers restaurants give you when you get to-go salad dressing but I find these work better because you can squeeze them and you can get more for less money.  

  Step Two: Make Jell-O shots. 
1. Boil (1) cup of water for every small Jell-O pack you have.
-> I do not recommend making more than 2 or 3 at a time because you will have to rush later, if you have a lot of help you may be able to make more at a time. 
2. Add small packet of Jell-O. 
3. Add 1/2 cup of sugar. 
-> this step is unnecessary if you are using the Jolly Rancher Jell-O.

Once everything is mixed together (while still hot)
 4. Add 1 cup chilled Vodka for every cup of water you have added.
 5. Pour into container and let set over night.
-> you have to be pretty fast at this part because your Jell-O will start getting solid before you have actually finished pouring it into the containers. That's why I recommend only doing a small amount at a time.

  Pretty easy right? I have made these for everything from the parade to a bachelorette party and they are always a hit!

Vodka Gummy Bears.

1. Put Gummy Bears in bowl. 
2. Drown bears in vodka. 
3. Let set over night. 

Easy! You now have vodka that tastes like Gummy Bears and Gummy Bears that are vodka infused! YUM! 



  1. Those sound delicious! I've never had a jello shot but I think we're doing some for Cinco de Mayo this year!

    1. You definitely should try them, I promise they will not disappoint! :)