Washington Redskins Jello Shots for Darcie

I did it again.

We are a Dallas Cowboys household and here I go making jello shots for our arch-rivals, The Washington Redskins.

But I wanted to make these for our good friend Darcie. Her and her family are HUGE Redskins fans.

We give them a lot of flack, they give us a lot of flack. Text messages are shot back and forth teasing between our husbands. Bets are made and won or lost, jerseys are stolen. It’s all in good fun.

It’s just what we do.

But this year we won’t be watching the first rival game with Darcie and her family.

Darcie, a mother of two beautiful children who both play with and love my son, a former personal trainer who is in amazing shape, a vibrant 33 year old woman still deeply in love with her husband with so much of her life to live … found out she has leukemia a few weeks ago.

She is in a fight for her life right now and I’m still trying to make sense of it all.

Darcie and her husband Eddie have always been huge supporters of my blog and my jello shots. They helped me taste test while working on the book and are always so excited to see what I’m working on next.

These Redskins, burgundy, gold and white jello shots are for her. We won’t test them out together this Thursday night during the game. We might not even get to enjoy a game with them this season, but we will again. She’s strong enough, no doubt about it.

If you are interested in learning more or helping out Darcie and her family visit her support page here.

Print Recipe

Washington Redskins Jello Shots

Ingredients:

  • 1 box black cherry jello (3 oz)
  • 1 box lemon jello (3 oz)
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream
  • 3 cups flavored vodka of choice (I used Three Olives Cherry)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 12-15 maraschino cherries with stems.
  • 4 envelops Knox gelatin
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 9x13 pan

Directions:

The instructions are very similar to my red, white and blue jello shots with cherries. See the step by step photos these for a good visual! 

Step 1: Pour 1 cup milk or cream in a medium sized sauce pan. Sprinkle 2 envelopes Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for one minute. Whisk until combined and turn on medium heat. Add 4 tablespoons sugar and whisk until combined. Bring to a light simmer. Add 1 cup cold vodka.

Pour into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm but still a little sticky.

Step 2: Pour 1 box lemon jello and 1 cup water in a medium sized sauce pan. Sprinkle 1 envelope Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for one minute. Whisk until combined and turn on medium heat. Bring to a light simmer. Add 1 drop of red food coloring (no more than that, one drop makes the perfect color color, two drops makes it orange and we don't want that) Add 1 cup cold vodka or alcohol of choice.

Pour on top of the White layer and refridgerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm but still a little sticky.

Step 3: Slice 12-15 cherries with stems in half so the stem is on top. This way they will sit flat in the jello shot.

Step 4: Pour 1 box black cherryjello (black cherry is the perfect dark red/burgundy color) and 1 cup water in a medium sized sauce pan. Sprinkle 1 envelope Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for one minute. Whisk until combined and turn on medium heat. Bring to a light simmer. Add 1 cup cold vodka.

Step 5: Place cherries into the black cherry jello layer in rows of 5 or as many as you can fit for the shape you want to cut out. Refrigerate for at least one hour or until firm.

Step 6: Using a mini cookie cutter or fondant cutter or knife cut out your shots around the cherries. Cut out additional shots (they just won't have cherries) with the left over jello.

It's easiest to cut out strips of jello (vertically down the pan) and lift them out before cutting your shots. Make sure to lift out each strip in one piece. Place them on a cutting board and make uniform bites.

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