Its Memorial Day weekend! This weekend marks the beginning of summer festivities here in New York. The beaches are opening and the backyard grills are firing up. Impress your friends at this weekend’s BBQ with a fruity, summery jello mold. This recipe calls for pomegranate juice, fresh berries, and a little ginger ale for bubbles. Vodka could be added for an adult version. This and many other recipes to get you ready for summer fun are in my book Hello Jell-O!. Order your copy today and have a fun holiday weekend!
2 tablespoons (2 envelopes) of unflavored gelatin powder
1/4 cup cold water
2 cups pomegranate juice, boiling
1 1/2 cup cold ginger ale or tonic (or 1/2 vodka and 1 cup cold ginger ale or tonic)
2 cups mixed berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or any berries in season)
In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin evenly over cold water and allow the gelatin to absorb the water for two minutes. Stir in boiling pomegranate juice until gelatin is fully dissolved. Sir in ginger ale or tonic and 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.