Ah, the bottle of “mystery white” wine.
You can’t quite recall where it came from - the bottle is completely unfamiliar and sports either a jarringly flashy label or is completely nondescript. It may have come from the pot luck you hosted last spring, that big wine closeout sale, or perhaps was in your “secret santa” stocking at the office three years ago. While admittedly too scary to open at dinner, a bottle of mystery white, regardless of its origin or purported varietal, is perfect for one thing, and one thing only . . . SANGRIA! And what’s better than batch of Sangria on warm summer days? A White Wine Sangria Jelly Shot
, served in cute appetizer spoon and garnished with finely chopped fresh fruit!
This recipe is one of my favorites for patio entertaining, and I usually do serve these jelly shots in an appetizer spoon. The spoon is helpful for climate control issues, as the jelly shots can get a little hard to wrangle in warmer weather. The recipe includes an extra 1/2 envelope of gelatin to further bolster against heat and humidity.
Feel free to use whatever fruit you have on hand. I always like grapes, oranges, and apples, but the berries are a nice touch if you have extra. As the fruit is very finely diced, you will be surprised how few teeny tiny pieces you actually need!
The jelly shots as pictured were prepared in a flexible silicone mold – here’s a link to the one I use: pyramid mold
. Variations abound of these silicone molds abound, and can be purchased in specialty kitchen stores as well as a variety of retailers.
Hope you are able to use up a bottle of your own “mystery white” soon!
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes.