Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cosmopolitan Jelly Shot Recipe

1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup orange flavored vodka
1/4 cup Roses lime juice (or fresh lime juice and a dash simple syrup or agave nectar)
1/4 cup Grand Marnier (substitute Cointreau or Triple Sec for a milder tasting jelly shot)
2 ½ envelopes plain Knox gelatin (1/2 envelope equals ¾ teaspoon)
Lime zest for garnish, if desired

In a saucepan, sprinkle cranberry and lime juices with gelatin. Allow to soak for a few minutes. Heat on low, stirring constantly, until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes). Stir in the liquors, making sure to fully incorporate. Pour into pan or molds, and chill until set, several hours or overnight. .

To serve, cut into desired shapes.  Garnish with the lime zest. Makes 18 to 24 shots.

Note: the above (like the vast majority of our recipes) is true to the classic proportions of it's cocktail inspiration.   But, everyone's taste is different - feel free to replace a little of the vodka with cranberry juice cocktail if you like.  This makes me think of brave Test Kitchen volunteer Shari, and The Case of the Booze-tastic Lemon Drop Jelly Shot.  (Yikes!  To be discussed in a later forum.  Sorry 'bout that Shari!)

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