Jell-O Shots…reinvented

A good friend celebrated her big 3-0 a little while back, and her husband threw her an awesome surprise party to commemorate the event. Not long before that, I had stumbled upon an awesome pin on Pinterest for making Jell-O shots. In actual citrus rinds. See pic below:

Jello shotsSo cool, right?! And really not that hard.


Slice citrus fruits in half. I used oranges, lemons, and limes. With the limes, make sure you get decent sized ones, not the itty bitty ones you get sometimes at the market. Scoop out the insides of the citrus. I juiced all my citrus insides to use for other things (orange was fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast the next morning, lemon juice was used for fresh lemonade, and the lime juice made another batch of these- for the party). Set citrus halves in a muffin tin to keep them steady.

Prep Jell-O: There are a few different ways to make Jell-O shots. Now…I’m a bit of a lush, and so are my friends, so I do half the liquid as boiling water, and half the liquid as vodka. The amount of total liquid will depend on the size package of Jell-O you get, so just follow the directions on the box (substituting vodka for water of course!). Pour the Jell-O mix into the citrus halves, and refrigerate until firm. Make sure the Jell-O is very firm before slicing!! Once firm, slice citrus halves into fourths. Arrange on a platter, and get ready to get a little tipsy!!



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