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Grape Ape Jello Shots

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16
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Grape-flavored vodka gives a soda-y zing to these jello shots. Make with or without the creamy layer! MORE + LESS -

Jelly Shot Test Kitchen
March 21, 2016

Ingredients

Cream layer

1/2
cup cream
1
envelope unflavoured gelatin
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
cup vodka
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Grape layer

2/3
cup flat lemon lime soda
2/3
cup prepared Tom Collins mix
2
envelopes unflavoured gelatin
2/3
cup grape flavored vodka
Purple food coloring (if needed or desired)

Steps

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  • 1
    Pour cream into a small saucepan. Sprinkle with gelatin and allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in the vodka and vanilla. Pour into pan and refrigerate until fully set (about an hour). Prepare grape layer.
  • 2
    Pour the soda and mix into a small saucepan. Sprinkle with gelatin and allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in the vodka, and pour into pan. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • 3
    Remove the pan with the set creamy layer from the refrigerator. Cut out desired shapes with small cookie cutters. Gently place the cut shapes into the grape gelatin mixture, and refrigerate until fully set (ideally overnight, to allow the layers to fully bond).
  • 4
    To serve, cut into desired shapes.
 

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More About This Recipe
Who doesn't love a creamy, dreamy jelly shot?

Those of you who follow my blog may know that JSTK has an intern.  While I joke about Intern Doug’s wide ranging duties - liquor shopping, mold polishing, apron ironing and mountains of dishes – his “internship” is no laughing matter.  He is actually quite a brilliant self-taught mixologist and has come up with some splendid jelly shot recipes, the Grape Ape Jelly Shot being a case in point.

The Grape Ape started out as a simple recipe, based on grape vodka and Tom Collins mix, with a little soda for good measure.  (I should mention that the brand of grape vodka we use has a purple tint, however many are clear, so supplement with a little food coloring if desired.)  This in itself is a really yummy jelly shot.  Doug, however, wanted to take his creation to the next level (or perhaps I should say ‘next layer’ in jelly shot speak) and added a creamy layer, which pushes the flavor profile straight over the gap to “grape soda”.

The creamy layer can be cut into shapes, as shown, or just added on top of the grape vodka mixture for a standard two layer jelly shot.  Hope you enjoy the Grape Ape, whichever way you slice it, layered, square, or with lovely little floral shapes.

If you're looking for more dreamy jelly shot ideas, here are some of my favorites:

Sparkle Magic Jelly Shots

Mimosa Jelly Shots

French 78 Jelly Shots

French Martini Jelly Shots

XO Michelle!

Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes.

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