The Best Gelatin Shots for a Summer Party
Why pour plain old booze at your summer bash when you can serve up these clever gelatin shots inspired by our favorite cocktails and summer treats?
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Sour Watermelon Jell-O Shots
You've probably seen watermelon rinds filled with Jell-O; our version takes the idea a bit further. Here we use the watermelon juice from the scooped-out watermelon, spike it with a splash of vodka, and give it a sour flavor so it tastes just like your favorite candy. The result is an adult-friendly summer party pleaser.
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Toasted Marshmallow Shots
Consider this recipe the ultimate s’more: toasted marshmallows are scooped out and filled with a mixture of chocolate pudding and a splash of liqueur. For extra decadence, serve the shots with graham cracker crumbs, whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
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Pink Lemonade Gelatin Shots
When life gives you lemons, make pink lemonade gelatin shots! Sweet, sour and oh-so-fun, these pink lemonade shots are destined to make a splash at your next summer shindig.
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Is there a more festive way to celebrate summer than with flag-topped red, white and blue gelatin shots? The layers are sweetened with blue curacao and grenadine, spiked with vodka and topped with whipped cream. They'll be a bigger party hit than the fireworks themselves.
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Watermelon Punch with Limoncello Shots
Here's a summer twist on sake bombs. With the help of an immersion blender, watermelon gets turned into fresh juice — the addition of vodka makes it into the ultimate adult cocktail. (No punch bowl required.)
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Pina Colada Shots
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Blood Orange Margarita Shots
For another set-in-citrus-rind shot, try this stunning, sweet-tart take on the vibrant margarita. Here, orange rinds are filled with tequila- and orange liqueur-flavored gelatin. (Sure better than doing a straight-up tequila shot, if you ask us.)
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Peach Bellini Party Shots
What’s not to love about prosecco and peach? These shots are made in a baking dish, but they would definitely work in single-portion cups if you'd like a more portable option.
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Champagne and Strawberry Shots
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Pink Lemonade Shots
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Margarita Jelly Shots
Enjoy the refreshing flavors of a lime margarita, packed into one small shot.
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