Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Easy vodka jelly shots recipe

With a little blush of shame, I am forced to admit that although my twenties are coming to an end, I have only made vodka jelly shots twice: once for my 21st birthday and once last weekend.

Perhaps I'm feeling nostalgic about the prospect of turning 30? I don't know, but I can say that vodka jelly shots are so, so simple to make... It's the ultimate in kidulthood crossovers: kid's party jelly spiked with grownup vodka. What's not to love?

Back when I was 21, I had pink jelly shots to complement my Barbie and Ken themed party (talk about not wanting to grow up!), but this weekend it was all about the green and gold for Australia Day. After a sarcastic 'where are you going to get gold jelly from?' from the other half (though I'm sure it does exist), I settled on yellow instead and opted for lemon and lime.

You'll need...

How to...

For each colour jelly:
1. Break up the sticky jelly squares into a large jug.
2. Add 1 cup of boiling water and stir to dissolve jelly. Leave to cool for about 15 minutes.
3. In a separate jug/bowl, mix 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup vodka.
4. Add the vodka/water mix to the jelly mix and stir until combined.
5. Using a funnel (SO much easier!), pour into shot glasses.
6. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, if not overnight.

Quantities are important, as is the cooling down of the boiling jelly mixture before adding vodka. If not done right, the vodka can inhibit the jelly from setting and you'll end up with, well, sweet, sticky lime vodka.

Also, the plastic shot glasses break very easily if you try to put to whole thing in your mouth and suck the life out of it. Jelly needs gentle coaxing away from the side of the glass before the sucking can commence. If you want to be ladylike about it, eat it with a spoon. I didn't bother...


  1. Sorry to be thick....... what measure is a cup please x

  2. So tesco is sponsoring you;)

  3. Why use cups when it’s a UK website argh!