Nostalgic, candy-themed cocktails have been popping up all over – on restaurant and bar menus, and all over the web. High time for a little jelly shot experimentation!
Blow Pop Martini Jelly Shots
have it all - a little sweet yet tart (from the lemonade and the sour fruit liqueur), with a lingering bubble gum note (from the bubble gum vodka) running through. For me, this is an improvement on the original lollipop (so much work to get to the bubble gum in the center - the best part!).
Given my fondness for bubble gum vodka, it pains me to say this, but should you have difficulty finding it, this recipe could be made with plain vodka or fruit-flavored vodka. I used green apple and watermelon sour fruit flavored liqueurs to flavor the jelly shots. The liqueurs come in many other “sour” flavors: berry, peach and grape, to name a few.
A flexible silicone mold
was used to set the jelly shots. You could also use a flexible silicone mini muffin pan – these are available in most kitchen shops, or set the jelly shots in a standard 1 lb loaf pan (glass or non-reactive).
The recipe for Blow Pop Martini Jelly Shots was originally concocted for Jelly Shot Test Kitchen’s cooking segment on a local afternoon television show. The show was live, airing just before New Years Eve. Several local chefs and restaurant owners joined me in giving their spin on food and festivities.
The studio was so cold that the gelatin actually set up during the commercial break before my segment – I had to stir rock hard gelatin! The second goof: I dropped a jelly shot. Yikes, jelly shot overboard!
Cheers and XO,
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes.