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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Most people dread Wednesday as Hump Day, the Middle of the Week, halfway to the weekend. Not here at Savory Reviews, Wednesday is the day where we get drunk. Yep, Cocktail day.  This week we explored the world of Jello Shots. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jeff (the hand model in the taco posts) told me about jello shots that used orange peel as the cup.  I was intrigued so I decided to try it out.  Instead of a shot glass or paper cup we are going to be using a hollowed out Orange. That way you can get every little ounce of alcohol out of the shot. I hate paper cups as the jello always sticks to it and you can’t get the full shot.  Here is my solution.  What can I say, I am here to help.

 

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Orange Jello Shots

Orange Jello Shots

As you can see the Jello solidified perfectly and the orange wedges held their form perfectly.

Orange Slice Jello Shots

  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 large box of Orange Jello
  • 1 cup orange vodka
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Boil 1 cup of water.  This takes time and the prep work for everything else should take about the same.

Next cut the orange in half lengthwise.

I used navel oranges as that is all that I could find this time of year.  Make sure cut them lengthwise through the stem.

I used navel oranges as that is all that I could find this time of year. Make sure cut them lengthwise through the stem. Otherwise they might leak.

Now using a spoon scoop out the pulp right down to the white pith.  Scoop the pulp into a bowl as we will need to reserve 1/2 cup of the orange juice.  When scooping out, make sure not to slip and push the spoon all the way through the rind.

Cleared out and ready for some alcoholic jello

Cleared out and ready for some alcoholic jello

Using a strainer to catch the pulp, squeeze the pulp over a measuring cup to get 1/2 cup of fresh juice.  Pour the juice into a medium sized bowl.

Next add the cup of vodka and the half cup of cold water to the bowl.  Mix.

I utilized Absolut Mandrin, as it was the cheapest vodka at the ABC store.

I utilized Absolut Mandrin, as it was the cheapest vodka at the ABC store. These shots are full of flavor and can hide the most hideous tasting alcohol. Absolut is a fine vodka and was extremely surprised that it was the cheapest. Mainly because no other flavored vodka came in airplane bottles and I didn't want a liter of it.

Open up the jello mix and place it into a large bowl.  Then add 1 cup of boiling water and stir until the jello crystals have dissolved.  Then pour in the vodka mixture and stir.

Pour the vodka into the mix

Pour the vodka into the mix

Place the orange halves on a muffin tin to keep them upright.  Then pour the jello into each orange half.  Make sure to pour it all the way to the top.

How awesome does that look, I bet it is enough to make even Bill Cosby dizzy.

How awesome does that look, I bet it is enough to make even Bill Cosby dizzy.

Carefully place the pan in the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours.

Sneak Peak into my inner sanctum that is my refrigerator.  OMG Savory Reviews has heavy whipping cream in his fridge.

Sneak Peak into my inner sanctum that is my refrigerator. OMG Savory Reviews has heavy whipping cream in his fridge.

Remove the orange halves from the fridge and cut into wedges.  Serve as is.  The perfect jello shot.

Tasty and full of alcohol.  Sounds like the perfect meal.

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