I feel bad for people who don't drink.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

Frank Sinatra

I was clearly not a college coed. Because, my friends, I had my first foray into Jello shots this past weekend. Both the manufacturing and consumption. How is this possible?

Our family was heading to a Halloween party and we wanted to bring something new and exciting. Well, we found it. Answer: Jello shots. They were a hit overall, and the few remaining were enjoyed by Mario this morning. For breakfast. That's my boy.

Halloween Jello Shots

3oz package Jello
1/2 cup of flavored liqueur (we used 99 Apples... you could also use Pucker, etc.)
1/2 cup vodka (we used Ketel One)
Gummy candies (we used eyeballs and worms)
Plastic Solo cups with lids

Place the candy of your choice in the bottom of the Solo cups placed on a cookie sheet; set aside. Add 1 cup boiling water to Jello and stir. Once dissolved, add in liquors. Pour Jello mixture over candies and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Enjoy!

Note: The above recipe made about 13 shots. We bought a variety of flavors and made several batches since we were taking them to a party. We also made some kid-friendly versions by replacing the cup of liquor with an additional cup of water.


  1. Oh my! I love love love that saying from Frank Sinatra. I think it will become my new quote for my iPhone signature block, haha! Thanks for the recipe... I love jello shots and now I can make my own anytime I want, yeah!!!

  2. life is good! Happy Halloween Sarah!

  3. haha, that's a perfect quote. never heard it before.
    really cute idea for jello shots.
    what lens do you use? it's great!


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