It all started when my friend Taylor recently asked me the question, "Do you think it's possible to make fancy jello shots?" Via Martha Stewart, I stumbled upon the somewhat incredible website The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen. Being new to the world of "fancy jelly" I decided to start relatively easy with a Pear Cosmopolitan.
1 cup white cranberry juice cocktail
3/4 cup pear flavored vodka
1/8 cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed and strained
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup Cointreau
2 envelopes Knox gelatin (if using molds, add 1/2 envelope additional gelatin. 1/2 envelope equals about a teaspoon of gelatin powder.)
Sliced pear for garnish, if desired
1 | Pour cranberry and lime juices into a saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a few minutes. Heat on low, stirring constantly, until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in the liquors, making sure to fully incorporate. Pour into pan, and chill until set, several hours or overnight.
2 | To serve, cut into shapes. Garnish with sliced pear, if desired. Makes 18 to 24 shots.