Jell-O shots. It's party season and I almost forgot about these glistening jiggly alcohol packed cups o' fun. Gone are the days of adding vodka and rum to cherry or blueberry Jell-O. Hold onto your bikini's ladies - Jell-O shots have become sophisticated. Yeah I said it - "sophisticated." Take classic cocktail recipes and incorporate them into pretty, Jell-O shots acceptable for a wedding. Personally, I am not really looking for sophisticated when it comes to this delicious treat. My goal is to pull the classic Jell-O shot out of the trailer park and onto the beach. So, I did a little research, found many awesome websites that had recipes and finally settled on a Pina Colada Jell-O Shot. Let me warn you, this little wiggly jiggly morsel of tropical tastiness packs quite the punch. Slurp with caution!
Pina Colada Jell-O Shot Recipe
3 oz package of Tropical Fusion Jell-o
1 Cup sweetened Coconut Milk
1 Cup Malibu Rum
Dixie Cups or small plastic shot glasses ( I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
Directions: Bring coconut milk to a boil, add Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. When cooled add Malibu Rum. Spray Dixie cups with cooking spray, fill each cup to top.
Refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours
Notes: The original recipe called for Pineapple Jell-O - I could not find Pineapple Jell-O to save my life so I substituted it with the Tropical Fusion. Also, the recipe indicated that the coconut milk would separate into a layer, which I thought was cool, but didn't happen. If it works for you Hooray!
Jell-O Shots (Recipe II)[5 cups]
3 oz. pkg Pineapple Jell-O
1 cup canned, unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup Malibu
Bring the coconut milk to a boil. Add to Jell-O and stir till dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in the Malibu. Pour into cups and chill. The Jell-O will separate into layers, with the coconut milk rising to the top.