Saturday, June 15, 2013

P is for: Palmer Jello Shots {for Father's Day + U.S. Open}

As my friends and loyal blog followers have been pointing out... it's been far too long since I posted a jello shot recipe.

So when asked me to come up with something for tea week, I decided now was a great time to get back into the game and make some Arnold Palmer Jello Shots. (I guess technically these would be John Daly jello shots since they contain alcohol... whatever you call them, they are delicious).

These will be officially launching on the site this Tuesday, with full step-by-step instructions. However, when I posted these on instagram yesterday, several people were interested in making them for Father's Day, as it's a great tie-in with the U.S. Open and golf. You can use lemon vodka or sweet tea vodka or a combination of both. Serve them atop lemon slices or you can even make them inside the peels for a more portable shot.


Arnold Palmer Jello Shots

by Jaymee Sire
Keywords: jello shot cocktail vodka lemonade tea father's day summer

Ingredients (20 jello shots)
  • 1/2 cup lemonade
  • 1/2 cup tea
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 2/3 cup lemon vodka (OR 1/3 cup lemon vodka + 1/3 cup sweet tea vodka)
  • lemon slices (for garnish)
  • toothpicks & construction paper (for garnish)
  1. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Using a paper towel, wipe out the inside of each cavity. (This will leave just enough residue to help keep the jello from sticking).
  2. Pour tea and lemonade into a small sauce pan, and stir in lemon juice and sugar. Sprinkle with the gelatin and allow to sit a minute or two.
  3. Heat on medium low, stirring occasionally, until sugar and gelatin have completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in alcohol and pour into prepared mini muffin pan. Allow to set at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Using construction paper, cut little triangles, and write the number "19" on them. Using tape or glue sticks, attach to toothpicks to make a flagstick.
  6. When jello shots are set, gently run a knife around the edges to help loosen. Place on top of a lemon slice, insert toothpicks and serve.
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  1. These are so cute! I was wondering as a shortcut, do you think you can use the actual Arnold Palmer drink and then mix it in with the gelatin, instead of making the lemonade and tea?

    1. I'm sure that would work. Just keep your ratios correct!

  2. What's with your camera? It's all orange.. totally looks like orange slices on this end. I viewed it on two different devices.


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