Celebrate Your Weekend (+ Easter) with Great Gelatin Shooters with Seagrams!

 

I love the weekends. I am a HUGE fan of TGIF and I love to “get the party started” early on.. and typically that’s me mixing up something or I am out buying things to mix up.  This post featured recipes for “jello shots” using Seagrams tasty spirits.
Before you start salivating over these great recipes and photos, if you are going to dive into this series of recipes, buy some extra ingredients and also some molds for the shots. That makes the experience for you and your friends so much better- as well as saves you time from running out of key ingredients.

These recipes do take some time to prepare it– particularly setting time. Do give them the complete amount of time to  set so that you have the best tasting experience possible!

 

 

Jamaican Me Happy Watermelon Slice Shooters:
Impress guests and make memories with these adorable and delicious adult treats that look just like fresh watermelon wedges!

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Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time:
5 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes + 6 hours chilling time

Makes: 40 pieces

Ingredients:

2 bottles (11.2 fl. oz. each) Seagram’s Escapes Jamaican Me Happy

10 limes

2 pkg (3 oz each) watermelon gelatin dessert crystals

1 tsp black sesame seeds (optional)

Method (AKA Directions)
1. Scrub limes and cut in half crosswise. Use a paring knife to loosen flesh from skin. Scoop out flesh, scraping with a spoon to reveal clean white pith. Place each hollowed-out lime half in cup of a muffin tin.

2. Place gelatin dessert crystals in medium heatproof bowl. Pour 2/3 cup boiling water over crystals; stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved. Stir in Seagram’s Escapes Jamaican Me Happy. Divide mixture evenly among lime halves. Chill for 6 hours or until set.

3. Use a sharp knife to cut each lime in half. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds, if using. (Can be made up to 1 day in advance. Store covered in refrigerator.)

Tip: If you like, juice the halved limes before scraping out membranes. Use lime juice in meat marinades, salad dressings, lime curd or ice pops.

 

 

Strawberry Daiquiri Jelly Shooters:
Be the life of the party and pass around these fun adult shooters served in hollowed-out fresh strawberries.

 

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Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes + 4 hours refrigeration

Makes: 50 pieces

Ingredients:

1 bottle (11.2 fl. oz.) Seagram’s Escapes Strawberry Daiquiri

50 large strawberries, hulled (about 3 lb)

1 pkg (3 oz) strawberry gelatin dessert crystals

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup sugar

2 limes, thinly sliced

Method (AKA Directions)

1. Cut small slice off the tip of each strawberry so it sits flat. Use melon baller to hollow out each strawberry from hull end. Set aside.

2. Place gelatin dessert crystals in medium heatproof bowl. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over crystals; stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved. Stir in Seagram’s Escapes Strawberry Daiquiri and lime juice. Divide mixture evenly among strawberries. Chill for 4 hours or until set. (Can be made to this point up to 1 day in advance. Store covered in refrigerator.)

3. Just before serving, place sugar in small shallow dish. Roll the top of each strawberry in the sugar to resemble a rimmed glass. Cut lime slices into wedges. Garnish each strawberry with a lime wedge.

Tip: To fill hollowed-out strawberries without making a mess, transfer liquid strawberry mixture to a squeeze bottle or use a clean turkey baster.

 

Layered Calypso Colada Cream Jelly Cubes:
Feel like you’re in the islands anytime with these jelly shots made with a cool and creamy coconut base, topped with a clear blue layer of Seagram’s Escapes Calypso Colada, as breathtaking as the ocean.

 

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Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes + 10 hours chilling time

Makes: 24 squares

Ingredients:
2 bottles (11.2 fl. oz. each) Seagram’s Escapes Calypso Colada

2 tbsp sugar

1 envelope (7 g) unflavored gelatin

1 can (14 oz) coconut milk

3 pkg (3 oz each) berry blue gelatin dessert crystals

2 tbsp coarse sugar

2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

24 fresh blackberries

Method (AKA Directions)
1. Combine sugar and gelatin in small heatproof bowl. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over mixture; stir constantly until granules are completely dissolved. Stir in coconut milk until well combined. Pour into 8 inch square cake pan. Chill for 4 hours or until set.

2. Place gelatin dessert crystals in medium heatproof bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water over crystals; stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved. Stir in Seagram’s Escapes Calypso Colada. Let stand for 10 minutes.

3. Slowly pour blue mixture over set coconut mixture. Chill for 4 to 6 hours or until firm. Run a thin knife around the inside of cake pan to separate jelly from sides. Carefully invert onto parchment paper; tap pan gently to release jelly. Use a large sharp knife to cut into 24 cubes. Invert cubes onto serving platter. (Can be made to this point up to 1 day in advance. Store covered in refrigerator.)

4. Just before serving, stir together coarse sugar and coconut; sprinkle over cubes and top each with a blackberry.

 

 

Strawberry Guava Jelly Shots:
Add an element of class and sophistication with these decorative jellies that are bursting with vibrant tropical flavors, and look as beautiful as they are delicious.

 

 

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Prep time: 45 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes + 6 hours refrigeration

Makes: 18 pieces

Ingredients:
2 bottles (11.2 fl. oz. each) Seagram’s Escapes Jamaican Me Happy

3 envelopes (7 g each) unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup guava juice

12 strawberries

Method (AKA Directions)

1. Pour 1/2 cup cold water into medium heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup boiling water; stir until dissolved.

2. Stir in Seagram’s Escapes Jamaican Me Happy and guava juice. Place bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice water. Let stand for 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture begins to set.

3. Dice strawberries. Place in 18 decorative 1 oz molds. Divide jelly evenly among molds. Chill for at least 6 hours or until set. (Can be made up to 1 day in advance.)

4. Dip molds into warm water for 5 seconds. Invert jelly shots onto serving platter, gently shaking to release.

Tips:
Decorative molds can be purchased from specialty baking and cooking equipment shops and online retailers. Substitute Seagram’s Escapes Peach Fuzzy Navel for a delicious twist.

 

Thanks to Seagram’s for sharing these fabulous recipes with me. PERFECTLY timed for spring!!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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