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Mango Cosmopolitan Jello Shots

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 18

The classic Cosmopolitan goes a little wild in this mango-licious take on the traditional cocktail! MORE + LESS -

Jelly Shot Test Kitchen
March 21, 2016


cup mango nectar
tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate thawed
tablepoons water
envelopes unflavored gelatin
cup mandarin flavored vodka
cup Cointreau™ or triple sec
Mango segments for garnish, if desired


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  • 1
    Pour mango nectar, lime concentrate and water into a small saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow gelatin to soak for a few minutes.
  • 2
    Heat on low, stirring constantly, until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Stir in the vodka and Cointreau™, making sure to fully incorporate.
  • 4
    Pour into pan, and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.
  • 5
    To serve, cut into squares. Cut small pieces of the mango segments for garnish, if desired.

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More About This Recipe
  • I often receive requests from readers of the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog for recipes.

    Usually, it’s the nomination of a favorite cocktail for gelatinization.  Sometimes, it’s for a specific liquor.  These Mango Cosmopolitan Jelly Shots were created in response to such a reader inquiry (we’ll call this reader Mr. X, not to be mysterious, but because I don’t know his name).

    Mr. X’s wife loved mandarin vodka, and he wanted to surprise her with a mandarin vodka based jelly shot for her birthday, at the party he was planning in her honor.  (How adorable is that – can’t you just see Mr. X. in his little apron, whipping up a batch of jelly shots?)

    Apart from the classic Cosmopolitan Jelly Shot, I didn’t actually have any recipes with mandarin vodka.  And, as delicious as a Cosmo is, it doesn't quite showcase the sweet orange-y goodness that is mandarin vodka.

    While it wouldn’t fit the bill for Mr. X., the traditional Cosmo was a good starting off point.  A few minor tweaks later – i.e. a swap of white cranberry for regular and the addition of a little mango nectar – sweet, subtle and ever so slightly tropical Mango Cosmopolitan Jelly Shot was born!  I hope  it fits the bill for all you mandarin vodka lovers out there (including you, Mr. and Mrs. X)!

    Cheers and XO,


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