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Who’s gonna even care how the vote turns out on election night when you’re serving these bipartisan Election Jelly Shots?!
Election night: It's a grin if ya win, or a snooze if you lose.
But no matter how the votes swing, you’ll be stretching across the aisle offering your friends these patriotically perfect donkey and elephant jelly shots dressed head-to-toe in USA. Consider it your reward for getting your vote on.
Are you a campaign volunteer? Whether you're manic for Mitt or batty for Barrack, these Election Jelly Shots in your party’s shape will be a straight-up hit at headquarters for sure!
And -- best of all -- these are easier than filling out a ballot.
Check it out:
First, get some of these political-party logo cookie cutters. Easy to find online or at a specialty kitchen store.
Mix up the blue vodka-gelatin and pour it into two 9x13" pans. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Mix up the white layer with sweetened-condensed milk, gelatin and vodka. Gently pour it over the blue layer. Place pans back in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Mix up the red vodka-gelatin and gently pour it over the set white layer. Place pans back into the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
Eye up your pans and slice them into squares that will fit your cookie cutters. I found it easiest to take a couple squares out of the pan and place them onto small plates or a cutting board like this. FLIP the squares over for the donkeys to make those blue!
Press down evenly on the cookie cutter to cut through the gelatin layers.
Holding the cookie cutter in place, if necessary, lift up on the outer edges of the gelatin and pull them away from the cutter. (TIP: Keep the scraps! Chop 'em into small pieces and serve them in shot glasses for extra servings!)
Plate 'em up for the partay!
Add flair with flames if you want, and get jelly shottin'!
Oh, yes. You can make these for the fam or your kid’s after-school student senate meeting. Just substitute water for the vodka and your politician wannabes will grin bigger than Joe Biden.
Don’t Toss the Leftovers!
When you cut the gelatin into shapes, you’ll have some leftovers from around the edges. Just chop those up and put them in small shot glasses for more red-white-and-blue down-the-hatches!
So, America, get out the vote -- then get out the jelly shots!