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Not Your Average JELL-O Shots…

JELL-O shots have come a long way since our college days thanks to many notable bartenders in the craft cocktail scene… Not only are they a great way to surprise and delight your guests with nostalgic flare, they also free up so much host time at an event by being prepped days in advance!

Now with the wide range of silicone molds available, the creativity is endless! Here’s our very own recipe served on our swing pop-up sculpture:

Jello Cone Recipe (pictured above)

Alcohol mix
1 cup white rum
1 cup Saint Germaine
Pour over 2 cups loose mint, muddle, let sit

In separate bowl
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice
1/3 cup simple syrup
3.5 oz of powdered gelatin
Let bloom, heat low until gelatin runs clear
Strain rum/mint mixture and add to liquor mix

Pour into desired molds.
Refrigerate until gelatin is set – 24 hours is best.

And here’s some sophisticated gelatin shot inspiration for you:

Photo courtesy of We are not Martha

Photo courtesy of We are not Martha

Photo courtesy of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

Pinch Food Design, the duo of Bob Spiegel and TJ Girard, is a top-tier NYC culinary veterans with extensive experience in event catering and design. Pinch writes the Design Milk column called Taste.