Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fancy Watermelon Lime Jello Shots

I made these for our New Years Eve Party (with left over oranges and cherry jello we had in the pantry) and they were a huge hit. Who doesn't love jello shots? Brings me right back to college. Unfortunately dixie cups don't exactly look elegant alongside fancy cheese plates and party napkins. Not to mention the pink or blue stain on your finger all night from extracting.

Here is your solution! I am bringing them to a housewarming party tonight. Aren't they gorgeous? The color combinations are endless.

*10 limes, *one box watermelon (or any kind of red color) jello * 1 cup vodka  *1 cup boiling water
- 10 limes makes 40 jello shots -


1. Prepare limes by cutting them in halves and hollowing out the peel. This may sound easier than it is. The trick is to take a paring knife and score around the insides carefully to loosen the citrus. Then spoon it out saving the fruit. (If you have a juicer for every 1 cup of lime juice add 6 cups of water and half a cup of sugar and 3 teaspoons of honey for an awesome limeade).



2. Boil one cup of water and add it to jello mix in a large bowl, stirring until it dissolves.

3. Slowly add one cup of vodka and stir. (For a kid friendly non-alcoholic version just use cold water instead of vodka)


4. Pour mixture into a cup with a spout (for an even pour). I use a measuring cup. Line up limes on a cookie sheet so they are secure and upright. Pour in jello mixture. Refrigerated over night.


5. Carefully (gingerly) quarter the halves with a sharp knife.
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63 comments:

  1. these are so cute and summery!!!

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  2. Hi girl...
    Like the first girl said,,,they add the summer feeling.

    Have a great day.

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  3. Nice!! I found your blog through the remixer list, and I'm so glad I did. I have a friend's b-day party to go to next weekend, and I was going to make Jello shots. Last year I did rainbow layers in the little cups, and it was awesome but really a pain. This year, I'm going to give these a shot!

    -Jenni @ www.theladyboard.com

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  4. So perfect! I'm definitely going to try those this summer. :)

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  5. Great idea! They look summery (a plus in midwinter) and delicious. I can see them fitting into the D.C. social scene just fine.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  6. They do look summery! (funny that you can see the snow out back in the photo) I can't wait for warmer weather anymore. I've only been using bright and light pink nail polish for two weeks now!

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  7. OMG yum! Such a fantastic idea. I'm gonna try this.

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  8. Those are so adorable and so summery! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Happy Monday!

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  9. absolutely loving this ... so gorgeous and sexy!!!
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  10. wow! those look great! I will have to try them!!

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  11. Oh, this brings back memories of my college days! LOL!

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  12. omg, love these! love alcohol! thanks for the idea:)We never had these in Singapore, how come!

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  13. These are an amazing idea! :)

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  14. Thank you for the great idea! I made some for my kickball game and everyone loved them. I wrote about it and gave you credit for these adorable treats :) Keep it up!

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  15. These are adorable!! I love the creativity!

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  16. The Limes don't taste as well as lemon or orange peels do.

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  17. Corley -- I totally agree -- while they look so pretty, they didn't pair as well with the vodka. I may try tequila in these next!

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  18. just found this post - loooove this idea! i have a bachelorette party next weekend that these will be perfect for!

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  19. Those look great! You had a great idea!

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  20. Whoa Michelle...I'm dropping everything here, off to the market and the liquor store. These will take the edge off our 90+F humid days. Thank you!

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  21. I love these, I made them tonight and they look great! I did them in both lemons and limes! I found the easiest way to get the pulp out of the limes was to squeeze the lime to get some juice out, then turn the lime inside out, after that it's a lot easier to peel the lime out. And then flip back the right way quite easily. Just a tip for anyone else making these! :)

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  22. Love these! Can't wait to make them! :)

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  23. you could sprinkle some poppy seeds on top for a cute touch that dosn't interfere with the flavors! :)

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  24. I am taking these to an event I am attending tomorrow. I am positive they will be the life of the party!

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  25. These are AWESOME!!!! Best jello shots EVER.

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  26. I love this! They do look cute ... and could pass as elegant next to your cheese plate!

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  27. But I've found this great link to instructions for gelatin shots without the mess and posted on my facebook. Long story short my brother asked me to do something for the adults in your party this weekend a combination of his party's annual crayfish and the graduation of his daughter's high school .

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  28. omg this is awesome! Just a tip, fill your jello shot containers with a turkey baster for no mess and easy handling. I bet you could float chunks of dark gummies or licorice in this for seeds! The sky is the limit.

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  29. I made these for my friend's bachelorette party and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks so much for the step by step!

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  30. This is cool. I'll have to try it some time soon.

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  31. These are great! I made them a couple of months ago for the adults at my daughter's graduation party. I found that cutting the lime halves into quarters with a pair of scissors went much better than using a knife. I also used a citrus knife (a flat bladed knife, serrated on both sides, with a bend at the tip) to cut around the edge of the limes and scraped the pulp out with a teaspoon.

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  32. Made these last night...can't wait to show them off!! Not an easy task getting the pulp out but so worth it. Mini muffin tins are perfect for holding the limes upright while the jello sets. :) Thanks Michelle!!

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  33. Just wondering for these and all the other totally awesome jello shots, when you say "one box of jello" is that the 3oz box or the large 6oz box? Normally I'd assume the smaller because you didn't specify "big box" but all my other jello shot recipes call for the big box so I'm asking. I also want to thank You for sharing these with us, I'm so excited to make the candy corn and caramel apple ones for our Halloween party!!

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  34. I tried this for a bbq last night and a few cuts and an hour later, i had done 10 limes. Definitely time consuming, but worth it when you see all your mini 'watermelons' lined up. I bought the 6oz box of Jello though and had to keep cutting limes because it made about 18 limes worth of jello. I'm assuming you meant to say use the 3oz box now, though I don't think any of the guests will be complaining about a few extra jello shots!

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  35. If you place the lime peel halves in a muffin pan instead of trying to line them on a baking sheet it makes this a million times easier!

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  36. Made these last night for my friends 30th. Made mine with malibu and a splash of vodka and others with half sour puss and half Malibu both tasted fantastic and ev eryone loved them. Thanks for the great idea!

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  37. Poppy seeds would look cute on these

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  38. These were a huge hit at my husbands 40th. Many compliments. Thank you!

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  39. I always love trying different recipes, try these out there some of my favorite http://howtofixstuff.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-fix-various-jello-shots.html

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  40. I totally NEED to have a party or go to a party very very soon to try out these new jello shot recipes! So happy to have found you on pineterest!

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  41. Love this idea and all your shots look soo yummy, can't wait to try some. Just Pinned you! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Instead of cookie sheet, a cupcake tin would hold them more stable!

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  43. Gave these a shot and they turned out fabulous!!! Thanks girl, these r now the hit of the party!

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  44. Thanks for the great recipe. I've got my lemons setting in the fridge right now, so excited to serve at the Super Bowl party!

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  45. Just finished three different jello shot recipes to serve at the super bowl party. I used oranges and limes. Thanks for the recipe.
    Cherry Amaretto Jello Shots: 3 oz cherry jello, 1 c. boiling water, 2 oz. cold water, 6 oz. amaretto. Margarita Jello Shots: 3 oz. watermelon jello, 1 c. boiling water, 4 oz tequila, 4 oz margarita mix. Sex on the Beach Jello Shots: 3 oz. orange jello, 1 c. boiling cranberry juice, 3 oz peach schnapps, 5 oz. vodka.

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  46. Just made these super cute taking to a Superbowl party thank you for the great idea!

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  47. Those look geat. I would love to try to make these.

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  48. I made these this past weekend for a 40th birthday party and let me tell you, they were a HUGE hit!!
    I used limes and lemons with raspberry Jell-O and raspberry Sour Puss!
    I also placed the cut limes and lemons in or on top of a muffin pan to hold them in place while the Jell-O set up. Works beautifully!
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea with us! I was even asked by a few people at the party I attended if they could "hire" me to make them for their next party!

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  49. The Pictures are so nice! It looks like watermelon honey!!!

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  50. If you candy the peels first, the entire thing is edible and adds a nice tang. Just get out more of the pith (white stuff) when you scrape the peels.

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  51. Wondering if you could drop a few chia seeds in each one for effect. Worth trying.

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  52. They look soo great with limes! Tomorrow I will make them myself, except I won't use vodka. Cool pictures!

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  53. Thank you for the great recipe.......hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  54. The trick is to take a paring knife and score around the insides carefully to loosen the citrus, Send gifts to Pakistan from UK.

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  55. we just reopened our club under a new partner.....looking for a creative way to sell shots...well me being a man i was going to just use condiment containers ...but somethin told me NO..i found you Idea for watermelon and limeade shots ,,,well guess what i am now the jello shot man ...thanks for the new title....
    PS THEY WERE A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR MENU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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  56. Great recipes!! Thank You So Much.

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  57. Cool idea for you to go with the vodka red bull shots? Why not try tequila, salt and lime shots? You could leave some the lime in the peel for a bit of bite and mix salt and tequila with gello mix? Whatdo you think??

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