Petite Watermelon Jello Shots

Watermelon jello shots

I had been contemplating on making jello shots for quite some time until the opportunity came along: my friends, who recently came back from Costa Rica, were having this get together party to share some stories and show pictures from their colourful tropical holidays. I thought I’d contribute to the theme with these petty looking party treats.

Most of alcohol-free Petite Watermelons recipes I saw online were intended for kiddie parties. I found the one which I liked the most in Victoria Belanger book Hello, Jell-O!, got fascinated by the idea and with an addition of vodka they became an excellent adult party dessert and decoration.

Ingredients:

Makes 20 slices

Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Blend strawberries, vodka and gelatin mixture until liquified. Pour the liquid into a bowl and refrigerate for 1-1,5 hours until thickened.

While waiting for the gelatin to set, get the limes ready: cut them lengthwise and scoop out the flesh.

When the gelatin gets the consistency of a thick pudding, skim off the foam formed on the top of the bowl and mix the gelatin so the strawberry purée distributes evenly (it tends to sink to the bottom of the bowl while being chilled). Spoon the gelatin into the lime rind halves and leave them in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours until firm.

Halve the lime rinds again and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Tips & Tricks:

Here are a few tricks I used when preparing the jello shots, which hopefully would save some time for you and make the process easier without learning it the hard way.

 

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