These apple cider jelly shots made with caramel vodka are the perfect way to celebrate fall.
One of my favorite fall activities is driving to an apple orchard and picking fresh apples right off the tree to use for all of my fall baking and cooking (and just plain eating) needs. I also can’t help visiting the little bakeries or stores that often accompany orchards, complete with fall treats like apple cider donuts, hot apple cider or caramel-covered apples. Combining those fall flavors into a jelly shot will make a great addition to your fall gatherings!
While you’re out apple picking, grab some apple cider and pick up this salted “Karamel” vodka from Stoli® at your local liquor store.
Pour the apple cider into a small saucepan and sprinkle unflavored gelatin over the top. Allow it to soak in a minute or two until it sort of resembles apple sauce (ha!). Heat on medium a couple of minutes until the gelatin dissolves, stirring constantly.
Combine with caramel vodka in something with a pour spout, such as a measuring cup. Pour into shot glasses and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until set. (Or overnight if making for a party the next day.) BTW… aren’t these slanted shot glasses adorable?
When ready to serve, insert cinnamon sticks into the sides of the shots. This is an awesome little trick for getting your shots dislodged from the glasses with considerably less mess (and awkwardness). Just swirl the stick around the glass to get the shot out and then use it like a spoon.
But first things first… top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg and serve.
These may be my favorite jelly shots to date! (And that’s saying a lot.) Cheers!
Jaymee Sire is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor by day and food blogger by night. (Or sometimes vice-versa depending on the sports schedule.) You can check out more of Jaymee’s delicious creations on her alphabet-themed food blog, e is for eat.