Endless lines. Carols on repeat. Eating your weight in cookies. These jelly shots will make everything better.
It's the holidays. Everybody wants gifts, I'm broke. I hate the mall, parking is a disaster, I'm always single (just kidding, I'm not actually single). I liked Christmas music – UNTIL I KEPT HEARING SANTA BABY EVERY 5 MINUTES!! Not to mention how many pairs of new pants I'm going to need after gorging on holiday dinners!
Okay, I'm not actually that miserable about the holidays. But if that was starting to sound a lot like your thoughts around this time of year, then you need some help. That help comes in the form of alcohol and gelatin – a whole FIVE layers of it!
Say hello to the 5 Layers of Holiday Stress Jelly Shot, one wonderful layer for each one of those warm and fuzzy holiday feelings you're starting to get!
Start off by getting all of your shot glasses lined up on baking sheets (this will make it easier to transfer in and out of the fridge - and you can stack them!). This recipe makes around 60 shots, so get ready to have some fun! In 5 separate bowls, mix the gelatin and vodka for your 5 different layers.
Once you've mixed everything, start with your gold layer, adding about a tablespoon of the mixture into the shot glass (this will create 5 nice even layers in a 1.5 ounce shot glass). I recommend using a small funnel when pouring each layer to keep everything nice and clean. After pouring each layer, let it set in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes. Once you have completed the jelly shots, refrigerate them for an additional three hours, or overnight.
When it comes time to serve your shots, I recommend putting out a bowl of toothpicks. If the shots have trouble coming out, then you can just quickly run a toothpick around the edge of the glass to make it easier to pop out.
After a few of these shots your holidays will definitely be happier!