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Lychee Martini Jello Shots

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24
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Let lovely, sweet lychee martini jello shots steal the show at your next patio party!
by: Jelly Shot Test Kitchen
Updated Mar 16, 2017
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  • 1/2 cup white cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 cup lychee juice (from a can of lychees)
  • 2 1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (1/2 envelope equals about 1 teaspoon of gelatin powder)
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps (or Cointreau™ for a less sweet jello shot!)
  • 6 chopped lychees, for garnish, if desired


  • 1
    Pour juices into a saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two.
  • 2
    Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Stir in the vodka and schnapps.
  • 4
    Pour into a standard 1 lb loaf pan (about 9” x 5”). Refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.
  • 5
    To serve, cut into desired shapes. Garnish each jello shot with a few pieces of chopped lychee, if desired.

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  • Is the Lychee a nut, or a fruit? Does anyone out there know? All I know about Lychees is that they taste amazing, and most often come in a can – unless you live in South Florida, Hawaii, southern California and southern Texas - the areas in the United States which are the most climate friendly to this tropical crop. Apparently, the Lychee fruit does not ripen after picking – so if it is to be picked far enough in advance to survive shipment, it can be bitter tasting. Luckily, there is no real need for it to be fresh. The sweet and lovely Lychee is a quite extraordinary right out of the can.The fruit’s sweet, almost floral taste makes it an amiable companion for many liquors. My first Lychee Martini accompanied sushi several years ago, and I have noticed Lychee-based cocktails popping up on cocktail menus ever since. I recently concocted this Lychee Martini Jelly Shot recipe for the JSTK blog, and thought you might enjoy it too! The recipe is easy and perfect for patio dining – a refreshing accompaniment (or a gelatin alternative) to an aperitif. I love these jelly shots served in an appetizer spoon, with a little chopped lychee on top, or alongside. Another garnish option would be an edible orchid or other flower. Hope you enjoy Lychee Martini Jelly Shots!
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