Cranberry Pomegranate Salad (with Vodka)

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!

2 (3 oz) packages of cranberry gelatin
2 cups pomegranate juice, boiling
1 cup cold club soda
1/2 cup cold vodka (or, if you prefer, you can add more vodka and less soda to equal 1 1/2 cups total)
2 cups mixed berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or any berries in season)

In a bowl, stir boiling pomegranate juice into both packages of cranberry gelatin until gelatin is fully dissolved. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and stir in club soda and vodka. Refrigerate until thickened to the consistency of a gel. Fold in berries and spoon into 5 or 6 cup mold. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and serve.

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17 Responses

  1. Heard you on the splendid table today. You really wowed me. I’ve been serving a thanksgiving concoction that everyone loves even the one self avowed “will never eat jello person” admitted she loved it. You have taken it so far beyond what I could ever have imagined and it looks like fun. The perfect foil to a hard day’s work. thx

  2. Victoria Berger

    Hello Victoria,
    I can’t help but wonder if this type of gelatin recipe isn’t what the original (1930s? 40s?) gelatin recipes were like (maybe minus the booze!). But then the 1950s came along and all food in the U.S. just sort of took a dive (including the poor Jello). Thanks for bringing back GOOD food!
    Heard you on Splendid Table with Lynn. Congrats on all your success.

  3. Amanda Pattison

    What beautiful treats of jello! I heard on the Splendid Table you were possibly creating a cook book, I hope it works out because I want some of these recipes, especially the Pomegranate Berry Jello Salad. Good Luck!

  4. Rick

    I would love to get your recipe for this berry/vodka mold. I belong to a gourmet club and I heard you on the splendid table. I thought it sounded fun. If you don’t give out recipes, let me know. Thanks.

  5. S M Gratto

    What store sells the molds? I have been looking for a simple “ring”. Please help! I have tried six stores in my area including one thrift store and there are none to be had. I am desperate. Thanks

      1. Bought the book to get this recipe, but it’s not actually in the book! The recipe in the book uses unflavored gelatin and ginger ale or tonic water. It does say you can replace half the ginger ale/tonic water with vodka, but there’s no mention of club soda OR cranberry jello… Please help – I’m planning to make this for a party this weekend! (PS. The rest of the book has some wonderful recipes in it, so totally worth it!)

  6. Hi, I bought Hello Jello while living in Hawaii, and enjoyed bringing molds to island potlucks. Now I am back in California and was looking forward to bringing the Pom Berry recipe from the book to the family thanksgiving. But somehow the book is missing in transit! I have all the ingredients, but can’t remember exactly how to make it. Any chance you could message me the recipe and spare me the torment of continuing to look for my copy of the book? Moving across the Pacific resulted in a few things going MIA! Thanks!

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