When someone mentions Jell-O, what’s the first image that comes to mind? In our opinion, “homemade” Jell-O is usually either enjoyed via an oddly shaped mold at a family picnic or in shot form at a college party — with the flavors being as basic as cherry or grape. They’re admittedly a tasty way to throw back a sugary shot, but they often aren’t enjoyed in a very mature setting (and probably for a good reason).
If you’re preparing to host an adult, socially acceptable party, Jell-O shots may not be the first thing you’d think to include on your menu.
If you want to please a group of grown-ups, youprobably lean towards a classic cocktail, something like the mojito or perhaps a gin martini. While both are delicious, they still aren’t quite as fun as taking a Jello-O shot.
Believe it or not, there’s a recipe out there that combines the amusing and quirky traits of the Jell-O shot with the classic Cuban fusion of the Mojito. Ultimate entertainment junkies, listen up! Here’s a Jell-O shot recipe even the classiest of party-goers can enjoy: The Mojito Jell-O Shot.
No longer do you have to decide what is or isn’t appropriate for adults to enjoy. This recipe is the perfect blend of a refreshment that’s stylish, mature, and undeniably delicious. To get you started, here are the first few steps for making a “mojito Jell-o shot.”
First, you need to create mojito syrup. To do so, combine water, sugar, limes, lime juice, and mint in a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low and simmer for five minutes. Remove the pan from heat and allow mixture to cool to room temperature before straining.
Once you’ve created the syrup, you’re ready to transform it into Jell-O! To create this bouncy treat, just pour your mojito syrup into a medium saucepan and sprinkle with 2 envelopes of gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a few minutes. Don’t stir it, or it might ruin the shape.
Heat the mixture on low heat and stir constantly until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the good stuff (the rum, of course), and chopped mint. Pour this yummy mixture into a 1-pound loaf pan and refrigerate until it fully sets.
This recipe is easy, appealing to the eye, and most of all allows you to keep this classic college party staple alive well into adulthood. Click here for the full list of ingredients and a more thorough, step-by-step list of instructions.