OK…so I’ll have a few more posts about Emily’s bridal shower/bachelorette party down in Laguna Beach this past weekend…but a few people have been asking about my beautiful “grown-up” Arnold Palmer jello shooters. So I want to share the recipe with you. (They were much easier than the ones I tested last week.)
RECIPE: Arnold Palmer Jello Shots
I found a bunch of fun “classy” or more grown-up jello shot recipes online (a lot of them on Pinterest actually) so I kind of combined recipes to make my own. Here’s how I did it:
- 10 whole lemons
- 1 1/2 cups pink lemonade
- 3 packages plain gelatin powder
- 1 1/2 cups of sweet tea vodka (I prefer Firefly…but it’s a bit more expensive than the other brands. Jeremiah Weed also makes a great version.)
1. Cut the lemons in half. Carefully scoop out the insides. (I used a sharp serrated knife to gently cut down the sides and then a spoon to scoop out the lemon. Make sure you don’t poke any holes in the lemon rind. A grapefruit spoon would be great for this.
2. Add lemonade to a saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let it sit and “bloom” for 2 minutes.
3. Heat the lemonade over low hear, stirring constantly, until the gelatin as dissolved (about 5 minutes).
4. Allow it to cool slightly (so as not to cook off the alcohol) and stir in the vodka.
5. Pour or ladle the mixture into the empty lemon halves. (Fill all the way to the top because there will be a little shrinkage when the jello sets up.) I used a casserole dish to hold the lemon halves and I kind of squeezed them in so they wouldn’t move around. I also saw someone online put the lemon halves in muffin tins. Just make sure they don’t tip over.
6. Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.
7. Wait until you are ready to serve and flip the halves upside down and slice into wedges.
It really was so easy. The hardest part was scooping the lemons out. But that wasn’t so bad. Now I want to try some more of these recipes.
Enjoy! These were pretty strong. But very delicious!