Recipe courtesy of Jaymee Sire

Watermelon Mint Gelatin Shots

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 15 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 to 12 servings
These gelatin shots use fresh watermelon and mint and are made right inside a watermelon rind! They are perfect for summer gatherings. Serve them on a platter garnished with mint and get ready for your friends to be amazed.



  1. Scoop out the flesh from the watermelon halves with a spoon or ice cream scoop to yield 2 to 3 cups. (Depending on the size, you may not need the flesh from the second half.) Transfer to a blender. Add the mint and blend until smooth. Strain the juice through a mesh sieve into a medium bowl.
  2. Pour 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of the juice into a small saucepan. (Use less liquid for a firmer shot or if you plan to set them out for a long period of time). Add the lime juice and honey, and stir. Sprinkle with the gelatin packets. Allow the gelatin to soak in for a minute or two then heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved, about 2 minutes.  
  3. Stir in the vodka or gin and pour into the watermelon rinds. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight. Slice into wedges, garnish with mint leaves, and serve!