College kids everywhere, take my advice: ditch the dixie cups, hit up a restaurant supply store, and pick up a ton of the 2oz salad dressing to-go containers with lids. I traveled all the way to the Tri-cities from Seattle with 100 of these tasties for a bday adventure. And an adventure it was. Birthday boy fell asleep at the restaurant wearing a sombrero.
Basic Jell-o Shot Recipe
~2 cups alcohol (one fifth = almost four cups)
2 cups boiling water
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and use a tablespoon measuring spoon to measure 2 tbs worth into each small cup. Put into fridge and let set. Mine were ready in about 2 hours, if that. They were really speedy.
Layered Jell-o Shots
If you’re layering, half the above recipe, using the 3oz package of Jell-o, and only put 1 tbs worth of the mixture into the cups. Let set for about 20-30 minutes, then add the second layer. Make sure it’s set pretty well, or else you won’t get that impressive (yet easy) line you see in my pictures. 🙂
My combos were: Orange+Vanilla Vodka (not layered), Berry+Cherry+Vanilla Vodka, Lemon+Raspberry+Tequila Blanca, and Strawberry+Lime+Tequila Blanca
These traveled SO WELL. We even left a few out of a fridge for a solid 24 hours, and they were still totally set (thank you, alcohol!). I used real orange juice in the orange creamsicle and in the strawberry part of the strawberry lime, making it 1/4 part juice, 3/4 part water. Each person had a different favorite, so I can’t say which was the most popular.