Vodka Tonic Jello

This was a hit at Hoover’s BBQ. Its top layer is lime jello with vodka and blueberries and the bottom layer is tonic and Cool Whip. So far I’ve been using household items as jello molds, this being a Gladware container, but my first real jello mold is on order.

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  1. tracy

    hi victoria – so enjoyed hearing your interview with lynne on splendid table last weekend. i know the vodka tonic jello was posted a couple years ago, but can you point me to the actual recipe for it? – a friend of mine is turning 50 soon, and vodka tonic is her drink of choice. i think this would be such a hit at her birthday bash! thanks!

      1. tracy

        thanks for the speedy reply. i am going to have so much fun drinking, er, making this recipe 🙂 and those guidelines will come in handy as i find myself inspired by your blog in the future!

  2. tracy

    ok, am i becoming a nervous nellie here or what. 🙂 the more i compare your detailed notes to the picture, the more i get confused. in the top layer (what would’ve been the bottom of your plastic container), the blueberries are suspended in a clear gel, and the bottom layer looks to be a lime jello/coolwhip mix. the directions, though, tell me that the fruit would be suspended in lime jello. surely this is a reading comprehension problem on my end? are there really two layers, or is that visually deceptive? and per the caption below the picture, how much tonic is mixed into the coolwhip? – if you’d rather email me directly with a step-by-step, feel free! meanwhile, i have rhubarb vodka setting up in the root cellar and i’m trying to be patient and find other outlets for myself rather than drinking that bottle prematurely. 🙂

  3. tracy

    hello again – after doing a test run earlier in the week and learning from what didn’t go exactly as planned, i’m happy to report the jello mold was a big hit. not only did it win over skeptics who initially thought it an odd concept, it had gin drinkers wondering how it would taste with their preferred beverage, and the birthday girl really liked it too. i stuck with your guideline of 25% less water, and i used a small percentage of that water to bloom a packet of unflavored gelatin; my test run just didn’t firm up well enough for me, so i figured that a little more gelatin would do the trick. i used a bundt pan since i don’t have a bona fide jello mold, but now i’m intrigued enough i might have to go get one. LOL! thanks for the tips, victoria!

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