Gelatin Shot Glasses

I might have named these "Jello Shot Shot Glasses" if it didn't sound so repetitive and a little confusing. But that's what they are! These jiggly little cups are made with berry blue Jello, unflavored gelatin powder a shot of blue Curaçao liqueur.

Monday is Independence Day here in the US, so we're serving up our most patriotic fare. I used some red, white and blue star sprinkles I'd been saving for this very occasion and some flag picks from last year's patriotic cupcake post.

You'll need a silicone shot glass mold to make these, which can be found at craft stores in the baking aisle or ordered online. Wilton sent me this one, which works quite nice with this recipe. I couldn't believe how beautifully these unmolded - and they're sturdy! They are completely useable as shot glasses, and taste like orangey fruit punch.

If you'd like to make these cups without alcohol, then replace the shot of blue Curaçao liqueur with an equal amount of clear fruit juice (like white grape) or blue sport's drink.

I filled the glasses with sweetened whipped cream which makes them more dessert-like, but you can fill them with whatever strikes your fancy. The texture of the cups is almost like a jelly gummy bear. They are not tough at all to chew. 

The blue Jello I used in this recipe can be traded for any color you wish. Orange Jello can be spiked with Grand Marnier, red Jello can be spiked with red apple schnapps, green Jello with green apple or mint schnapps - you get the picture. Just make sure the alcohol content is around 40 proof, any higher and the gelatin will not firm.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!

Spiked Gelatin Shot Glasses
Yields 6 shot glasses

You will need a silicone shot glass mold for this recipe. See blog post for sources. Use 40 proof or lower liqueur, otherwise the shot glasses will not set. For a non-alcoholic version, trade the liqueur for clear fruit juice in equal amounts.

Neutral-tasting vegetable oil for greasing mold (I used canola)
1 box (3 ounces) Berry Blue Jello
7 packets (.25 ounces each) unflavored powdered gelatin
1 cup boiling water
2.5 ounces blue Curaçao liqueur

Dab a bit of vegetable oil on a paper towel and lightly grease the cavities of the mold. Place the mold on a baking sheet.

Pour the Jello and powdered gelatin in a large measure with a pour spout. Whisk to combine. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the sugar granules disappear. Quickly stir in the blue Curaçao. Mix briefly and immediately pour the mixture into the prepared shot glass mold.

Refrigerate until well set, about 2 hours or until the shot glasses are firm and can be pushed out of the molds from the bottom up.

Fill the glasses with your choice of drink or boozy whipped cream. Chill glasses in the refrigerator before serving.

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  1. This is so festive and fun! I've always wondered if gelatin shot glasses were hard to chew. Glad to hear they're not! Happy (almost) 4th!

  2. Clever.
    Killing me with Cuteness Overload!

  3. LOVE these!! I would fill these bad boys with vodka whipped cream.

  4. These are such a fun idea!


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