I am not an athlete.
The only running I do in the summer is through sprinklers with the neighbor kids. I won’t be bringing home a gold medal anytime soon. In fact, I am pretty sure the only way I am going to get a gold medal is if I make one. So … I did.
Not just any medal mind you, Gold Medal Jelly Shots
to be exact. They won’t make you a better athlete … in fact they will probably make you a worse athlete but they will definitely spice things up as you watch the excitement from London!
For those unfamiliar with Goldschlager, it’s a Cinnamon Schnapps that is mostly known not so much for the liquor itself, but for what comes floating around in that liquor … real flakes of gold! See? You really can bring home the gold. Combined with apple juice, for a nice apple cinnamon pairing, these will add fun to any of your Olympic Festivities.
If you have round molds, perfect. If you’re like me, you might have to improvise. I used mini ramekin dishes that I had to make this batch.
One method that did not work for me was trying to make them in a rectangular dish and then cutting them out into round shapes using cookie cutters. That was an epic fail, to say the least. If you can’t find anything round, you can always go the standard route and use plastic cups with lids. They won’t look as cute, but after a few I don’t think anyone will mind.
If you're looking for more awesome ways to celebrate this year's summer games, check out Go for the Gold: 8 Jolly Good Noms
to get your guests in the spirit!Peabody loves ice hockey (she plays!) and all things baking! Check out her great stuff at her blog site Culinary Concoctions by Peabody and her Tablespoon profile. Keep an eye out for what she can do with party food!