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Cocktail on a stick? You better believe it!
It’s no secret that we Minnesotans take our “stick food” very seriously (it’s an official obsession, per the Minnesota State Fair Wikipedia page!). As such, it’s no surprise that I’ve been utterly possessed by these “rock candy” effect gelatin cocktails for some time – ever since I first saw them on the wonderful Baker Royale blog, which featured a dazzling Midori Sour version. The nubby rock candy effect is achieved by setting and dicing part of the gelatin, then binding it with more liquid gelatin– ingenious! With the 4th of July at hand, entertaining on the calendar, and guests to dazzle, what better time to give Rock Candy Jelly Shooters a patriotic whirl!
The recipe is easy, but does take a little time to put together. Also, because the gelatin is diced, and then combined, it is much easier to handle if it is able to set and fully bond overnight. Start a batch after dinner the night before your party.
Although the recipe below is an adult version, spiked with flavored rum or vodka, a kid-friendly version can be made by substituting lemon-lime soda (or even just additional water) in place of the alcohol.
Happy Fourth of July!