Alcohol · Booze · CoconutMilk · Jello Shots · Pineapple · Recipe · Rum

Piña Colada Shots

Pina Colada Shots

I could start this post with a joke about Rupert Holmes’ The Piña Colada Songbut I won’t. What I will say is that it’s summer and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a cold cocktail jello shot! Puerto Rico’s national drink since 1978 has just gotten a gelatin make-over. These little pineapple-shaped and flavored shots are made with coconut milk and a generous amount of rum. They were served up at Art & Marty’s house warming party and were a smash! As part of a series of summer themed jello shots I created for The Food Network, click through for the recipe and enjoy!

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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 · Butterscotch · Cake · Chocolate · Coconut · Jello Shots · Recipe · Rum · Vodka

German Chocolate Cake Shots

German Chocolate Cake Shots
Contrary to popular belief, German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany, but was named for the American baking chocolate inventor Sam German. That, however, did not stop me from making these German Chocolate Cake pudding shots for a recent German themed birthday party at a German beer hall. Layered with chocolate pudding infused with cake flavor vodka and butterscotch pudding infused with rum and topped with shredded coconut, these pudding shots were erstaunlich lecker!

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

Star Spangled Shooters

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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Alcohol · Allspice · Booze · Cinnamon · CoconutMilk · Nutmeg · Recipe · Rum · SweetenedCondensedMilk · Vanilla

Coquito

Coquito

Inspired by Margarita, my Puerto Rican con-worker (at my non-jello day job), and her annual holiday offering of Coquito, Puerto Rico’s version of eggnog, I made a Coquito Jello for this year’s office holiday party. Loaded to the gills with rum (at least the way Margarita makes it) it has a creamy base of coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk and is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Intoxicatingly delicious!  See the recipe below and have a Merry Christmas!

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Alcohol · Booze · Butter · Cake · Cream · Nutella · Recipe · Rum · Strawberry · Vanilla

Spiked Jello Poke Cupcakes

With homemade Nutella buttercream frosting! 

This year for Victor‘s birthday I wanted to make something extra special. I have made Jello Poke Cake in the past but wanted to trying something that would be easier to serve to a dozen friends out for a birthday brunch in the neighborhood. These vanilla cupcakes are special because they have stripes of strawberry rum jello inside. They are topped with an icing made with a blend of butter, sugar, and everyone’s favorite Nutella (an entire jar!). These were a sell-out hit at Victor’s brunch, everyone had two. Happy Birthday Victor!

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Alcohol · Blueberry · Booze · BrownSugar · GingerAle · Recipe · Rum · Strawberry

Sparkling Summer Berries

With the 4th of July BBQs right around the corner, this festive and fruity jello mold is the perfect compliment to your backyard get-together. Sweet strawberries and blueberries are suspended in refreshing and bubbly ginger ale. A little rum makes it a party favorite for the adults with an option make it non-alcoholic if you decide you want to share with the kiddies. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.  Happy July 4th!

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