Hell-O….Jell-O Shots!

Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Everything in Between, Recipes, The Food Magician | 0 comments


I love tequila. I love grapefruit.  And now I love Michelle at the JSTK Blog for introducing me to the Paloma Jelly Shot! I hadn’t had a jello shot since college and didn’t realize how many gourmet jello shot recipes are out there. These were a hit at my recent birthday party and I think they’ll be a hit with you….assuming you like tequila that is 😉 I also made vodka blueberry shots, but I used a kurant vodka and they were not my fav. They looked gorgeous, but didn’t taste great. But here’s what DID taste great:

Paloma Jelly Shot

Difficulty:  Easy

Recommended Pan:  1-pound loaf pan (approximately 8” x 4”/20 x 10 cm) or flexible silicon molds

  • 1 1/3 cup grapefruit soda (we used Izzy’s sparkling juice)
  • 2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate (thawed)
  • 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 2/3 cup agave tequila
  • Fresh grapefruit segments for garnish, if desired
  1. Pour soda and limeade concentrate into a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin.
  2. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two.
  3. Heat over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Mixture may be foamy initially, but this will disapate. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the tequila. Pour mixture into loaf pan or molds.
  6. Place in refrigerator to set (several hours or overnight).
  7. To serve, cut into desired shapes (or unmold).
  8. Garnish each jelly shot with a small grapefruit segment, if desired.

Makes 18 to 24 jelly shots.

I used a shallow round cake pan and then used a cookie cutter to cut out shapes of hearts & stars. Make it your own & have fun!!

For more recipes including some cool 4th of July treats, go to Jelly Shot Test Kitchen.


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