Our weekend was a fun one filled with parties. It was a jello shot type of weekend! I thought it would be fun to experiment with different types of flavors but the orange jello shots seemed to be everyone’s favorites. If you need a conversation piece at a party, make some of these. They are fairly easy to put together and fun. But don’t eat (or should I say drink?) too many. You can easily make these in plastic cups rather than orange peels. The orange peel method is much more time consuming but the presentation is worth it!
Here are some tips to make these:
*Make sure there is no holes in the oranges. It is beat to cut the oranges the long way and tun inside out to scoop out all the pulp. If you have a leak, the jello will be all over your fridge.
*Use muffin tins to hold the oranges. It will eliminate any mess.
*Use a cutting board with a sharp knife when ready to cut the oranges.
*Experiment with different flavored vodkas. This is the fun part! I used orange whipped creme vodka but you can also use plain vodka or orange flavored vodka.
*Put the filled orange cups in the freezer for a few minutes as this will speed up the chilling process.
Okay, now it’s time to find out how to make some.
3 large oranges
1 small package orange flavored Jello (or another brand)
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup juice from the oranges
3/4 cup orange whipped creme vodka
1. Slice oranges in half. Juice the oranges and reserve the juice. Using a spoon, scoop out all the remaining flesh and pith.
2. In a bowl, mix jello and boiling water until powder is dissolved. Add orange juice and vodka and mix thoroughly.
3. Put the orange halves in muffin tins. Pour the liquid into the halves. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for approximately 4 hours or overnight. You can also put in the freezer for 15 minutes to speed things up.
4. When jello is very firm firm, slice each half into 4 sections. Makes about 24 shots.