Summer Night To-Do List #1
Bored? Hit up a hookah bar with your friends. Chill atmosphere to talk and drink even if you don’t smoke.
Once I my friends and I got a free drink from the bouncer at a hookah bar because they didn’t want us to wait outside for our friend’s ride to pick her up. It was this delicious apple-y type drink…wish I could remember what it was! (Must have been a GOOD night!)
Some of the best nights I’ve had have been whiskey shot nights.
Say no more.
L-R: Cherry Mocha Morning, Swedish Fish Shot, Cherry Shake
Cherry Mocha Morning
1 pt. Jello + 1 pt. boiling water + 1 pt. Kahlúa
Slightly darker in color, very aromatic of coffee. Fun flavor that starts out like chocolate, followed by cherries, and finally coffee. Would probably taste like a chocolate covered cherry when eaten in one go. (I ate my shots with a spoon to test their full flavor). Would be great with whipped cream.
1 pt. Jello + 1 pt. boiling water + 1 pt. Pinnacle Gummy Vodka
Tastes EXACTLY like a swedish fish: Nuff said! Not a strong alcohol bite, but would probably fuck you up if you have one too many.
1 pt. Jello + 1 pt. boiling water + 1 pt. Taaka Whipped Cream vodka
Woah, don’t know if it was because it was sitting on my laptop while I typed this, but it turned out really viscous leaning closer to fluid than a Jello shot should. The alcohol bite of this one was strong. I think I need to remake it with a different vodka brand. I bet pinnacle would be better for flavor, but if you’re looking for a cheaper shot to have and if you’ll be drinking other cocktails/drinks, then taaka will be what you need.
Diamond Jubilee Official Drinks! (recipes/tutorials)
- A trio of punches created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee
Planning a party?
Make some jello shots.
Sit back. Relax. Let the good times roll.
Basic Jello Shot Recipe:
1 normal package Jello
1 cup boiling water
1 cup flavored liquor (schnapps, light rum, vodka)
1/2 cup strong liquors (dark/spiced rum, tequila) + 1/2 cup cold water
Make Jello as normal, remove from heat and add liqour. Pour into a squeeze water bottle (I used whatever squeeze bottle I could find at the closest gas station which happened to be a children’s vitamin c drink). Use the water bottle to pour into either cups or molds. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours if possible before hand.
Now onto my taste test! The following were made with cherry Jello and whatever liquors I had on had. In the photo L-R: “Cherry Stampede”, “Maraschino Cherry w/ chocolate”, “Berry Potpourri”
1 pt. jello + 1 pt. boiling water + (1/2 pt. Tennessee Whiskey Cherry whiskey + 1/2 pt. cold water)
Bright red color, festive! Very cherry taste, with a hint of a whiskey bite at the end. Doesn’t taste too strong, maybe try a whole part whiskey if you want a stronger shot. The two compliment each other well. Would definitely do this one again!
1 pt. cherry jello + 1 pt. boiling water + (1/2 blueberry vodka + 1/2 pomegranate vodka)
Same color as the Cherry Stampede. Woah. FLAVOR! If you like berry/fruit flavors that move from one flavor to the next, this is it. Definitely the shot equivalent of a fruity girly drink. Yum!
Chocolate Maraschino Cherry
1 pt. Jello + 1 pt. boiling water + 1 pt. Amaretto di Amore + dash chocolate syrup (poured over top of the shot before it is refrigerated)
Much darker in color, the chocolate has fallen to the bottom of the shot though. Odd. Tastes like an alcoholic chocolate covered cherry, but the chocolate at the bottom is a layer of liquid and didn’t permeate the jello like i would have wanted to. next time I might add a dash to the squeeze bottle and shake before pouring the shot. Other than the fluidity of it, the flavor is great and might be great once the recipe has been tweaked a bit.
Thanks for reading and happy summer nights!