Firecracker Shots

Nothing says patriotism like gelatin shots! Kick off the 4th of July festivities with these red and blue gelatin cups sweetened with Blue[ Curacao and grenadine, spiked with vodka and topped with whipped cream.]

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
1 hr 25 min

Yield:
12 shots
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Blue Gelatin Layer:
  • One 1/4-ounce envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • Red Gelatin Layer:
  • One 1/4-ounce pouch unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup grenadine
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • Whipped cream, homemade or store-bought, for garnish
Directions
  • Special equipment: twelve 2-ounce plastic shot glasses

  • For the blue gelatin layer: Put 1/4 cup cold water in a bowl, sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the top and let it absorb the water for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup boiling water until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the sugar, allowing it to dissolve, then stir in the Blue Curacao and vodka.

  • Divide the mixture among the 12 shot glasses, filling them halfway. Refrigerate until firm, about 25 minutes.

  • For the red gelatin layer: Put 1/4 cup cold water in a bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let it absorb the water for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup boiling water until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the grenadine and vodka.

  • Gently pour the red mixture over the blue layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Garnish the shots with whipped cream and serve.


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