King Cake Jello Shots

February 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cake, Jello Shots, Lemon, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 2 Comments

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Mardi Gras starts this Tuesday! So before you go giving up anything for Lent, why not partake in some indulgent jello shots. Modeled after the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, these tiny, crown-shaped treats are made with sweetened condensed milk, cake flavored vodka and a hint of lemon. Have a happy Fat Tuesday!

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National Jell-O Week

February 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cranberry, Jello Shots, JelloBook, Raspberry, Recipe, TripleSec, Vodka | 1 Comment

Jello Week Cosmo

This food appreciation holiday sneaks up on me every year…. and yes, this is a real thing. A week that apparently also celebrates pizza and frankfurters with sauerkraut. And, as much as I love pizza, I won’t subject you to mozzarella and tomato aspic topped with mushrooms and onions… or worse, sauerkraut suspended in lemon jello, which is also a real thing. Instead, raise a glass with some jello from my book Hello Jell-O!; Raspberry Cosmo Jello with cranberry juice, triple sec, and vodka.

Click here for the recipe with how-to video from the Etsy blog…

Cherry Pistachio Pudding Shots

February 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Booze, Cherry, Jello Shots, Milk, Pistachio, Recipe, Vodka | Leave a comment

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Valentine’s Day is next Friday and its the kickoff to President’s Day weekend. What better way to celebrate your someone special or your favorite founding father than with some super cute jello shots! Pistachio pudding and a generous dose of vodka comprise the stem of the cherry shaped jello shot which is topped off with a red maraschino cherry. The resulting flavor is sweet and creamy, with a little boozy boost.

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Blueberry Lemon Fizz

September 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, Champagne, Recipe, Vodka | 2 Comments

Blueberry Lemon Fizz

Its been one year since my good friends Janejai & Conor had thier baby and to celebrate the occasion, this fizzy cocktail jello was served up (to the adults) at a parkside party. This recipe consists of lemonade with generous amounts of vodka and champagne. Blueberries are suspended throughout.  Another version, sans the booze, was made for the kids of course so no one was left out.  Happy Birthday Baby P!

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Star Spangled Shooters

June 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, IceCream, Jello Shots, Recipe, Rum, Vanilla, Vodka | 1 Comment

Star Spangled Shooters

It’s summer! The arrival of the warm weather coincided perfectly with the first official day of summer and that means Fourth of July celebrations are right around the corner. For this year’s rooftop BBQ and fireworks display I made festive Star Spangled jello shooters. Vodka or rum liven up mini jello stars layered with blueberry, vanilla ice cream, and fun sprinkles! Have a happy 4th!

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White Chocolate Strawberry Shots

February 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, Milk, Recipe, Strawberry, Vodka, WhiteChocolate | 9 Comments
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White Chocolate Strawberry Shots

Nothing says loving like some jiggly jello. Impress your date this Valentine’s day with this tasty, boozy treat.  Alternating layers of white chocolate and strawberry spiked with whipped cream flavored vodka is sure to put your sweetie in the mood. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Bloody Mary Aspic

November 18, 2012 at 11:51 am | Posted in Alcohol, Beer, Booze, Garlic, HotSauce, Olive, Pickle, Pimento, Recipe, TomatoJuice, Vodka, WorcestershireSauce | 7 Comments
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This year for my Thanksgiving jello I wanted to do something retro. A take on the very vintage Tomato Aspic that your Grandmother may have brought to the Thanksgiving dinner table but with the added twist of booze. Its made with all the classic Bloody Mary components: tomato juice, vodka, beer, garlic, Worcestershire, and hot sauce, plus green olives suspended throughout. Initially I wanted make this recipe just for fun, but it turned out to be pretty good. I thought about adding some shrimp cocktail into the mix but figured I should just quit while I was ahead. If you’re not into this recipe try some of my other Thanksgiving favorites here and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Watermelon Limeade

July 26, 2012 at 10:58 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Lime, Recipe, Vodka, Watermelon | Leave a comment
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Watermelon is the perfect compliment to summer and this sweet and tangy jello mold delivers on refreshing summer flavor. Reminiscent of the watermelon Italian ices you remember from the ice cream truck or the pool snack bar as a kid but with an adult twist. It is made with fresh watermelon and tart lime juice with a little splash of vodka for an extra kick. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.

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Peach Cobbler Cocktail

April 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cinnamon, Honey, Peach, Recipe, SoyMilk, Vodka | 5 Comments
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After an especially mild New York winter an early summer is starting to set in (hopefully I am not cursing myself into a May snow storm by saying this). For the summer I want to create a series of fancy cocktail inspired jello molds. This recipe, adapted from a cocktail recipe inspired by a dessert recipe, is a good transition with its summery peaches and wintery cinnamon. Filled with plenty of vodka, it is sweetened with honey, peach nectar, and a splash of vanilla soy milk. It was served last weekend for my friend Amanda‘s birthday.  Happy Birthday Amanda!

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Mudslide Jello

January 2, 2012 at 11:08 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Coffee, Cream, IrishCream, Jello Shots, Kahlua, Vodka | 4 Comments
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I rang in the new year over the weekend with a little something boozy from the book.  This very rich and creamy Mudslide jello, fashioned after the cocktail, is made with generous amounts of coffee and Irish cream liqueurs, heavy cream, and a touch of vodka. A little cocoa powder tops it off (whipped cream and/or chocolate syrup would also be good).  Have a happy New Year everyone!

Etsy How-Tuesday: Raspberry Jello Cosmo

November 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cranberry, Lime, Raspberry, Recipe, TripleSec, Vodka | 2 Comments
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How-Tuesday: Raspberry Jello Cosmo

I was very excited a few weeks ago when Etsy invited me to participate in their How-Tuesday video series to demonstrate my jello making skills. For the video made a Raspberry Cosmo jello mold which I served at my friend Claire‘s annual birthday brunch. The mold is made with cranberry juice, triple sec, vodka, and lime juice with raspberries suspend throughout. This will be one of the jello molds included in my new book but you can click here to read the full article on the Etsy Blog and learn how to make your own. Thank you Etsy and Happy Birthday Claire!

Human Heart Jello

October 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 1 Comment
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Its that time of year again, Halloween! Its one of my favorite holidays and also the birthday of my friend Art. For this year’s annual Halloween/Birthday bash I wanted to make something extra creepy. I found this human heart shaped mold on eBay and filled it with black cherry gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, and vodka.  A little melted down strawberry jelly for blood sauce adds the finishing touch. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Götterspeise Jello Shots

August 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, Lemon, Raspberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka, Woodruff | 4 Comments
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My friends Art and Marty recently returned from gallivanting around Europe, Berlin and Amsterdam mostly, and brought me some Euro-gelatin from both destinations.  The German Götter Speise gelatin came in three flavors Himbeer (raspberry), Zitronen (lemon), and Waldmeister, which I assumed was lime by its green color but is actually Woodruff and had an herbal flavor. Combined with a little Vodka I used these gelatins to create rainbow jello shots for a summer rooftop party.

Marbled Stained Glass Jello

July 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Inspired by the Stained Glass Jello, I decided to get a little experimental with this year’s 4th of July jello. For these red, white, and blue mini molds I heated up chunks of stained glass jello, pre-made in a pan, directly in the molds themselves over the gas stove. It only took a few seconds for the jello to melt down enough to form to the mold and for the colors to run into this beautiful marbled pattern. For added patriotic enthusiasm, the strawberry and blueberry gelatin is made with a little vodka, all suspended in sweet and creamy condensed milk.  Happy 4th of July!

Petite Watermelons

September 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Jello Shots, Lime, Recipe, Vodka | 14 Comments
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With the passing of the Labor Day weekend and summer drawing to an end, I made these mini watermelons to commemorate the occasion. Made with lime rinds, strawberries, and vodka with little black sesame seeds, these make fun little “jello shots”.  I have seen versions of this all over the web, most recently and notably on another jello blog called My Jello Americans. This is just one of an amazing array of tiny “jello shots” from the creators of that blog made with their own infused liquors in fun, creative shapes. The recipe for this can be found in a preview of my new book here.

Pomegranate Berry Jello Salad (with Vodka)

May 18, 2010 at 2:40 am | Posted in Alcohol, Blackberry, Blueberry, Booze, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Recipe, Soda, Vodka | 15 Comments
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Triple berry salad is a classic Jello recipe, but mine has a few twists. This sparkling treat is made with cranberry gelatin and tart pomegranate juice, along with vodka and club soda and is filled with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  It was served at a birthday BBQ to a crowd who had never tired my jello before and was devoured by a frenzied swarm of eager party goers. (I’ve never seen jello sell-out quite like this.)  Thank you guys for your jello enthusiasm!

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Applejack Jello

April 13, 2010 at 1:22 am | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Another refreshing spring time jello, inspired by one of Shane’s favorite drinks, comprised of layers of apple cider, chopped green apples and vodka.  Sweet, tart, and tangy all at the same time!

Lucky Jello

March 17, 2010 at 11:52 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Lime, MaraschinoCherry, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Better than green beer and just in time for St Patrick’s day I made this fun, green jello. The bottom layer is lime with vodka and the top layer clear gelatin with lime green maraschino cherries suspended throughout.  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Lobster Jello

November 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Orange, Pineapple, Pistachio, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 3 Comments
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My sister Kateri sent me this Lobster mold and I wanted to use it right away so I made a lobster jello for yet another Scorpio birthday, Jacob’s. This orange jello lobster with pistachio D’gari jello base is actually a remake of the original jello made for the party that did not turn out looking quite as expected.

In addition to Jacob’s birthday, the party was also to celebrate Hoover’s one year anniversary of living in our Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint.  To commemorate the occasion I made him these little green points of pineapple jello died green with vodka and topped with sweetened condensed milk.

Jello Party

November 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, CoolWhip, CottageCheese, CreamCheese, Gooseberry, Grape, Mango, Orange, Peach, Pistachio, Rum, SourCream, Vodka, WorcestershireSauce | 2 Comments
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Savory Cheese Mold

Peach Blackberry Jello Minis

Mojito Jello Mini

D'Gari Gelatin

To celebrate my own Scorpio birthday this year I threw a Jello Party. I made my first savory jello for the occasion of chive cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce.  I also created an array of liquor filled mini jellos in such flavors as peach, mango, gooseberry, and mojito, all with either rum or vodka. In addition I made a pistachio dessert jello with whipped topping. I was introduced to D’Gari gelatin mixes which come in a variety of exotic flavors (like Walnut, Coconut, Chocolate, and Eggnog) and are made with either water or milk. I used these to make most of the jello minis and the pistachio jello.

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