Get your booze and dessert in one refreshing bite.
Summer and lemonade go together like peas and carrots.
Nothing is better on a hot summer day than sipping on a giant glass of ice-cold lemonade. Well, except if you're drinking strawberry lemonade. That’s even better!
And being the jelly shot aficionado/expert; I decided to combine the two flavors into a refreshing boozy bite.
By using Betty Crocker Supreme Lemon Bar mix, you can create a treat that’s part dessert, part jelly shot.
Start by preparing the lemon bars according to package directions. I lined my pan with foil first. In retrospect, I’m not sure this was totally necessary, so feel free to experiment without this step. Once lemon bars have finished baking, let them cool completely and then (if using the foil method) lift out of pan.
Lightly coat the dish with cooking spray and wipe out with a paper towel. This will help dislodge the bars later.
Carefully place the lemon bars back in the dish. It’s okay if they break a little, as you'll be binding them back together with the gelatin mixture. Just piece them back together as best you can. (Alternatively, you can try simply pouring the gelatin on top without removing the bars from the pan first, but I can’t vouch for it).
While the bars are cooling, add one cup boiling water to the small package of strawberry gelatin (as it directs on the package). Instead of adding the cold water, add ¾ cup of lemon or citrus vodka, along with 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and then pour over the lemon bars.
Place dish in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least four hours.
When you’re ready to serve, slice into squares, trimming the edges if necessary to create beautifully layered bars. Top with sliced strawberries and serve!
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 (including endless jelly shot ideas) on her alphabet-themed food blog, e is for eat. Cheers!