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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
May 23, 2017

Ingredients

1
cup mango nectar
2
tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate thawed
2
tablepoons water
2
envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4
cup mandarin flavored vodka
1/4
cup Cointreau™ or triple sec
Mango segments for garnish, if desired

Steps

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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.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • These Mango Cosmopolitan Jelly Shots were created in response to 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)!
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