Long Island Iced Tea Jelly Shot Recipe

Long Island Iced Tea Jelly Shot Recipe
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Long Island Iced Tea Jelly Shot

Amy Webster & Michelle Palm

Long Island Iced Tea Jelly Shot

This kitchen-sink cocktail goes down just as smoothly in gelatin form, and sets the perfect tone for a barbecue or other warm-weather gathering. Try serving the jelly shots threaded onto bamboo cocktail skewers with a small lemon wedge.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Diet Coke
  • ¼ cup lelmon simple syrup
  • 3 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • ¼ cup gin
  • ¼ cup rum
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ¼ cup Triple Sec
  • 25 bamboo skewers and small lemon wedges for serving, if desired

Directions

Combine the Diet Coke and lemon syrup in a medium saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat until the gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the liquors, stirring well to blend. Pour into a 9"x9" pan and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.

To serve, cut into small circles or squares. Thread a small lemon wedge onto each bamboo skewer, followed by two small jelly shots. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Long Island Iced Tea Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Long Island Iced Tea Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.