Alcohol · Apple · Booze · Bourbon · Cranberry · Jello Shots · Mint · Recipe · Whisky

Bye Bye Big Apple Jello Shots

Bye Bye Big Apple Jello Shots

I’m at that age. The age where its time to start saying goodbye to good friends and fun buddies as they take the next step into our delayed adulthood and flee the big city in search of backyards and better school districts… Yup, that’s right. The suburbs. While I plan on staying an urbanite and living in a tiny, overpriced apartment forever, I recently celebrated the departure of some very good friends as they said goodbye to the Big Apple and hello to a four-bedroom brick colonial in a land far, far away. West Orange, New Jersey. Served at a BBQ in their honor, Bye Bye Big Apple jello shots are shaped like tiny apples and made with bourbon, sour apple liqueur and cranberry juice.

Good luck in the ‘burbs, friends! I’ll be out to visit as soon as you get that hot tub set up.

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Alcohol · Blueberry · Booze · IceCream · Jello Shots · Mint · Recipe · Rum · Vanilla

Red, White, and Blueberry Watermelon Coolers

Watermelon Cooler Shots 1

Summer is officially here and that means its time for 4th of July celebrations! Get patriotic with red, white, and blue jello shots. Minty, rummy, watermelon treats topped with cool and creamy vanilla ice cream garnished with blueberries will get your backyard BBQ or rooftop fireworks display off to a festive start. Have a happy Independence Day America!

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Alcohol · Booze · IceCream · Jello Shots · Milk · Mint · Recipe · Vanilla · WhippedCream · Whisky

Shamrock Shake Shots

Shamrock Shake Shots

DIY Shamrock Shake recipes are making the rounds on the foodie-interwebs this Saint Patrick’s Day season. And what could be better than NOT going to McDonald’s and instead making your own minty green treat at home?? Making your own minty green treat at home, adding some booze and gelatin to the mix, and turning out some amazing jello shots! Vanilla ice cream, milk, a hint of mint, and whisky make these shamrock shaped shots (say that 3 times fast) special. Not into whisky? Vodka will do, as will peppermint schnapps (leave out the mint extract). Go nuts, and have a happy St. Patrick’s day!

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Mint · Recipe · Strawberry · SweetenedCondensedMilk · WhippedCream

Strawberry Candy Cane

Strawberry Candy Cane

Christmas is a time for cheer, and nothing brings joy to adults and children alike than a jiggly gelatin mold. Modeled after the classic candy cane but with a strawberry twist, this dessert is made with layers of sweet, creamy mint and fresh strawberry puree. The delightful flavor combination is sure to put smiles on the faces of your friends and family this holiday season.

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Alcohol · Blackberry · Booze · Bourbon · Jello Shots · Mint · Recipe

Blackberry Mint Julep

 

Though I consider myself a New Yorker, I was born and raised in the South and this twist on the classic southern cocktail takes me back to my southern roots. Like the traditional cocktail often served at the Kentucky Derby, this jello mold is made with sweet mint and bourbon. Tart blackberries balance out the sweetness and create a surprisingly cool and refreshing treat perfect for relaxing all day on the front porch of your southern farmhouse. Or if you’re like me, on the roof of your apartment building. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.

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Cinnamon · Mint · Orange · Recipe

Holiday Gum Drops


Rusty gave me this wonderful candy/mini jello mold for my birthday back in November. And at some point Janejai sent me an inspirational email with colorful photos of homemade gum drops in wintery flavors. I put two and two together and turned out a whole bunch of these little gum drops for my holiday party I hosted over the weekend. Made in mint, cinnamon, and orange flavors and rolled in sweet sugar, the cinnamon was my favorite. These were a huge hit and really simple to make. Have a Happy Holiday!

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