Here in Seattle, Seahawks fever has reached a fever pitch. This Sunday we’re going to a couple Super Bowl parties, and I’ve been thinking about what to bring. My usual football party go-to recipe is buffalo chicken dip, which is always a crowd pleaser. However, this weekend demands another caliber of party refreshments, given the Seahawks return to the Super Bowl, and nothing demarcates a true celebration like jello shots.
The idea of jello shots is almost always better than the execution. They sound like they should be delicious, but in reality I usually end up choking them down instead of slurping them up. Of course, I generally choke down most alcohol, so my opinion may be somewhat skewed…
After some at-home research, I’ve come up with a Seahawks themed jello shot that actually tastes good! A little too good, as I taste-tested about half of yesterday’s batch. Of course the key is to use flavored vodkas as the mixer, which does dilute the alcohol content. Oh well, at least this way you’ll survive an afternoon spent downing shots at every touchdown.
Seahawks Super Bowl Jello Shots
(Makes about eighteen 2-ounce shots)
1 box berry blue jello
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup triple sec
1/2 cup citron vodka
1 box lime jello
1 cup hot water
1 cup citron vodka
2 or 3 ounce disposable cups, preferably the paper variety
In a medium bowl, dissolve the packet of berry blue jello in a cup of hot water. Stir throughly until combined. Add in the 1/2 cup of citron vodka, and 1/2 cup triple sec. Carefully pour the mixture into your disposable cups, filling them halfway. Place the cups in the fridge to set for about a half hour.
Once the blue layer has set, repeat the above process with the lime jello, adding a full cup of citron vodka and leaving out the triple sec. Place the cups back in the fridge to set.
*Note if you can’t find small disposable paper cups (my grocery store was out of them), use a tiny bit of coconut oil to lubricate the bottom and edges of your cups. This will help the shots easily come out when you’re ready to down them. Be sure to use just a teeny tiny amount, as no one wants to eat greasy jello.
I hope this recipe comes in handy this weekend. If you make these shots, tweet me a picture at @MrsMalinowski!
XOXO and Go Hawks!