Moscow Mule Jello Shots Recipe

Vodka, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Gelatin
Moscow Mule Jello Shots
Photo for Leanne Davis
Who said jello shots are just for trashy college parties? These incredible little guys were devised by the gurus over at Domesticate Me, and we simply had to share. Check out the link above to read their whole excellent article and learn about the nuances of cramming your favorite cocktail into bite-sized cubes.

Ingredients

8.5 oz ginger beer
1.5 oz fresh lime juice
2 envelopes (about 5.5 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
6 oz vodka of your choice

Preparation: How to make a Moscow Mule Jello Shots

  1. Lightly spray your shot vessel with non-stick cooking spray. (I used a silicon 1-ounce ice cube tray, but you can also use a mini muffin tin, plastic ice cube tray, or even a sheet pan.) Wipe out any excess collected spray with a paper towel.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the ginger beer and lime juice.
  3. Sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the liquid and let it sit for 5 minutes to “bloom.” Basically, it will soften and form a film on the top of the liquid that looks sort of wrinkled.
  4. Warm the mixture over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Do NOT let the mixture boil, people!!! If you’re unsure whether or not the gelatin is dissolved, rub the liquid between your fingers. If it feels slipper and smooth with no grains of gelatin, it’s done.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the vodka.
  6. Pour the liquid into the prepared shot vessel. I recommend using a measuring cup with a lip to make things easier.
  7. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight until set completely.
  8. To remove the shots, use a thin knife to slice around the edges of each shot and press them out of the mold. (You can also invert the mold and run a little warm water over it to help loosen them, if you’re having trouble.)
  9. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Moscow Mule Jello Shots