That seems deserving of a celebration, don’t you think? And since we're of the opinion that celebrations are made better by an awesome jelly shot, let’s combine the two!
These might be the best jelly shot to date. Not only do you get the boozy fun of a jelly shot, but also the vessel that holds the shot is edible. And not only is it edible ... it’s a sweet, delicious strawberry. It doesn’t get much better than that!
First, make the gelatin. Combine a small package of strawberry gelatin and one cup of water. Heat on the stove until the gelatin has dissolved. Stir in ½ cup rum, ¼ cup Grand Marnier (or triple sec) and ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice. Set aside.
I used the same technique from my strawberry cheesecake jelly shots to turn the strawberry into an edible shot glass. Shave a tiny bit from the bottoms of the strawberries. Be careful that you don’t take too much off ... just enough to allow them to stand upright.
See? Like this.
Then, hollow out the strawberries. I have a handy dandy strawberry huller for this job, but a paring knife or grapefruit spoon would work too.
Set them snugly into a pan and fill them with your spiked gelatin. I find a turkey baster works great for this job! Refrigerate and allow to set 3-4 hours.
Just before you’re ready to serve, rotate the “rim” of the strawberry in sugar. (No need to wet the berries, the sugar will stick on its own).
Garnish with mini lime wedges, if desired, and serve! Cheers to the strawberry – and endless summer BBQ’s filled with these sweet treats!
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!