Recipes | 2 July 2015Independence Day: Red, White, and Blue Bomb Pop Jelly Shots Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Do you remember celebrating the Fourth of July with Bomb Pops when you were little? Nothing felt more American than those red, white and blue striped frozen treats! Turn those desserts into an “adult treat” with these Jelly Shots. Red, White, and Blue Bomb Pop Jelly Shots Excerpted from Jelly Shots by Michelle Cordero These delicious shots are an adult spin on an ice-cream truck classic. Adorable and patriotic, they are fun to eat, and the combination of cotton candy–flavored vodka and blue raspberry Jell-O is delectable. Makes 12–15 shots Ingredients 1 1/3 cups (320 mL) water, divided 3-ounce (85 g) box blue raspberry Jell-O 1 1/3 cups (320 mL) + ½ cup (120 mL) cotton candy–flavored vodka, divided ½ cup (120 mL) Thai coconut milk ¼-ounce (7 g) packet Knox gelatin 2 tablespoons (25 g) sugar 3-ounce (85 g) box cherry Jell-O 12–15 popsicle sticks Instructions 1. To make the blue layer, pour 2/3 cup (160 mL) water into a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, and lower heat to medium. Add blue raspberry Jell-O and whisk until powder dissolves. Remove from heat. Add 2/3 cup (160 mL) vodka. 2. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 7½ x 3½-inch (19 x 9 cm) loaf pan. Refrigerate for 30–60 minutes, or until sticky and slightly set but not firm. 3. To make the white layer, pour Thai coconut milk into a medium saucepan. Sprinkle in gelatin and let it sit for 1 minute, letting the gelatin activate. Place saucepan over medium heat, whisking until gelatin dissolves. Add the sugar and whisk until it dissolves. Bring to a light simmer, then remove from heat. Add ½ cup (120 mL) vodka. Let mixture come to room temperature. 4. Pour mixture on top of blue layer in pan. Refrigerate for 30–60 minutes, or until sticky and slightly set but not firm. 5. To make the red layer, repeat step 1 with the cherry Jell-O. Let mixture come to room temperature. 6. Pour mixture on top of white layer in pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm. 7. Using a rubber spatula or butter knife, run it along the edge of the loaf pan to loosen the gelatin. Flip the pan onto a cutting board, releasing the gelatin whole. Slice gelatin as if you were slicing bread. Carefully cut out shots with a mini triangle-shaped cookie or fondant cutter, with the blue layer as the triangle base. 8. Securely place popsicle sticks into bottom blue layer. Refrigerate until serving. — Buy from an Online Retailer Ditch those boring wine glasses and clunky beer mugs, and serve up these deliciously fun jelly shots at your next party! Jelly Shots is a colorful collection of inventive shots that transforms the shoddy plastic shot glass into a stunningly beautiful party treat. From Birthday Cake and Gummy Bear shots to Cucumber Mint Juleps and Lemon Drops, there’s a boozy treat in here for every holiday and occasion all year round. Featuring 70 easy-to-follow recipes using simple ingredients, this is the must-have shot companion for anyone who loves throwing a good party and concocting signature drinks. Using the step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn to make innovative shots, including S’mores, Strawberry Margaritas, Peach & Vanilla Champagne, Peanut Butter & Jelly, and dozens more. Shots never looked this good! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.