Jell-O Shot Recipes
October 21, 2007 3:48 PM   Subscribe

Taking enough time to taste them kind of defeats the purpose, no?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:52 PM on October 21, 2007

I thought actually tasting them defeated the purpose.
posted by not_on_display at 4:01 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

This post was deleted for the following reasons: Tasting them defeats the purpose.
posted by cyclopticgaze at 4:06 PM on October 21, 2007 [2 favorites]

Fermented anchovy alcohol with beef aspic is missing from the list, I see.
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:07 PM on October 21, 2007 [2 favorites]

No Dr. McGillicuddy's Mentholmint schnapps? I'm sure that would go well with, um... do they make tobacco flavored Jell-o?
posted by backseatpilot at 4:13 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

The one done off a drunk sorority girl's tits?
posted by birdherder at 4:13 PM on October 21, 2007

Taste not think purpose defeat actually. (hic)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 4:21 PM on October 21, 2007

So what IS the best tasting JELLO shot? I didn't actually see the question answered.
posted by Roger Dodger at 4:46 PM on October 21, 2007

Orange Jello and Peach Schnapps. Yum!
posted by arcticwoman at 4:46 PM on October 21, 2007

Everyone wrote: tasting it defeats the purpose

There is nothing whatsoever incompatible between achieving intoxication and enjoying the process of getting there. If you aren't enjoying the alcoholic beverage you are consuming, you're either doing it wrong or you need to give up and buy that aerosolizing alcohol mask so you don't have to involve your alimentary canal in any way.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:47 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

What won?
The following combos and recipes got approval from our panel of tasters. Standout favorites were cherry and amaretto, watermelon and sour apple schnapps, orange and Captain Morgan’s, and anything containing peach schnapps.
posted by arcticwoman at 4:48 PM on October 21, 2007

Well, if taste truly makes no difference, you're probably better off just using this contraption. (probably NSFW)
posted by ssmith at 5:20 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

Possibly untrue fact: The Jell-o shot was invented by Tom Lehrer.
posted by tepidmonkey at 6:28 PM on October 21, 2007

We spent the summer making several hundred Jello shots, and the most popular by far were the margarita ones (though all of them were pretty good). The secret is to use unflavored gelatin and any standard cocktail recipe. Substitute the mixer for the hot water and the alcohol for the cold -- voila!

Other flavors include ameretto sour, screw driver, and tequila sunrise. We did have to adjust proportions on some, but the recipe on the back of the margarita mix matched the gelatin recipe perfectly.
posted by natabat at 6:31 PM on October 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

In college we had the bright idea of trying to make jello spheres with vodka, but using balloons. DO...NOT...DO...THIS. The alcohol leached the piquant rubber taste from the balloons, that was the nastiest alcohol related thing I have ever attempted to ingest.
posted by edgeways at 6:45 PM on October 21, 2007

Also interesting, if less intoxicating: How to Nail Jell-O to a Wall.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:45 PM on October 21, 2007

I second natabat's idea. My roommate and I used to do this at parties - we would make margaritas and lemon drops, add gelatin to them, and then cast the mixture in lime or lemon halves. It made great tasting and very attractive jello shots. They can't sit too long though as they leach bitter compounds from the pith in the skins.
posted by pombe at 9:43 PM on October 21, 2007

Wait, they couldn't find anything to go with blue raspberry? Hypnotiq, people!
posted by honeydew at 10:47 PM on October 21, 2007

Also Bols Blue.
posted by blacklite at 2:53 AM on October 22, 2007

I've never had a jello-shot, but I'd always assumed that they were a jelly case with an alcoholic liquid centre. I'm very disappointed to learn that it's just jelly all the way through. Seems kinda pointless.

Also: I prefer my alcohol via intravenous infusion. Not only do you avoid the nasty taste, but by-passing the liver hugely reduces the likelyhood of cirrhosis.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:56 AM on October 22, 2007

Wouldn't Black Haus be better for blue raspberry?

Hrm, and a jell-o shot that had the alcohol in the center would be pretty cool. Red Bull jell-o mix with jager in the middle? You'd make a mint!
posted by Talanvor at 7:21 AM on October 22, 2007

I don't drink much, but I imagine a White Russian panna cotta would be really good. Anyone ever try anything like that? Is it good enough to eat with a spoon, or would you just end up gulping it anyway, making the cream a waste of money and calories?
posted by mccarty.tim at 4:53 PM on October 22, 2007

posted by SixteenTons at 6:49 PM on October 22, 2007

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