Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mojito Jello Shots

This past weekend we celebrated Christian's 35th birthday.  In order to get the party started on the right track I passed around these refreshing and super cute mojito jello shots.  Their minty, sweet, and sour kick are everything you love about a mojito.  The recipe is pretty simple and makes a big impact:

Mojito Jello Shots
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin

10 limes
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 stems fresh mint leaves
1 cup white rum

In a pot, combine the water and sugar over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin. Add the lime juice and 2 mint stems (with leaves). Allowto steep for 12-15 minutes. Remove the mint stems and stir in the rum.
Slice your limes in half lengthwise.
Hollow out the lime shells.  Not gonna lie this was a pain in the a**, but after you get your method down it goes by quickly.  I found that a melon baller and my fingernails worked best.  They don't have to look perfect, btw.
Fill each lime shell with the jello mixture and sprinkle in some chopped fresh mint (from the remaining leaves on that 3rd stem). Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 3 hours.
Once the gelatin has set cut shells in half and prepare to amaze your guests!
Makes 40 slices.


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