Friday, December 13, 2013

E is for: Eggnog Jello Shots, Eggnog Martini & White Cosmo

It is because I love you... my faithful blog readers... so very much that I am posting this amazing recipe today, at least a couple days earlier than I had planned.

Because as I was making these for a party I'm attending this evening (ugly sweater party, you should see my outfit as I type this), it dawned on me....

Perhaps other people would want to make these for parties this weekend too!

Consider it my Christmas gift to all of you.

This idea was spawned partly from my eggnog pudding shots last year and partly from an eggnog martini I created for Stoli (see below). The end result was nothing short of scrumptious.

These aren't traditional in the sense that they don't use brandy or rum or bourbon. Instead I did a mixture of vanilla vodka and amaretto (though I think Creme de Cocoa or Frangelico would be bomb as well).

I'm not posting photos of the process because... well, hopefully you know how to make jello shots by now. (It was mostly just a lot of pictures of pouring anyways). All you need to know is they are delicious and you should absolutely NOT skip the cinnamon stick and the whipped cream. The cinnamon stick helps to extract the shot from the cup and the whipped cream... well, it's whipped cream. (Props to That's So Michelle and Wikihow for that idea.)

Oh, and if you want to check out the aforementioned Eggnog Martini or perhaps a White Christmas Cosmo... Click here to read more and head over to

Eggnog Jello Shots

by Jaymee Sire
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Keywords: jello shot gluten-free eggnog amaretto vodka Christmas winter

Ingredients (12 shots)
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 packet Knox unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup vanilla or whipped cream vodka
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 12 small plastic shot glasses
  • 12 cinnamon sticks
  • whipped cream (go for the can in this instance)
  • nutmeg or cinnamon (for sprinkling on top)
  1. Pour eggnog into a small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin on top of eggnog and let it soak in a minute or two so it "blooms." (It will sort of look like applesauce). Heat over medium, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Combine eggnog with alcohols into something with a pour spout (such as a measuring cup). Place plastic shot glasses on a sheet pan and fill 3/4 of the way full. Refrigerate and allow to set four hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, insert a cinnamon stick into the side of each shot. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg.
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  1. Hi, could you tell me roughly about how many shots it will make? Thanks!

    1. Hi! It makes about 12 shots (it always lists this on my recipes right next to the ingredient list) :)


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