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Grownup Jellied Espresso Shots

April 20, 2011
2 Ratings
Author Notes

Fruity, ultra-sweet vodka-laced Jello shots were just coming around at about the time I was phasing out of the college-age drinking era, otherwise known as the Sloe Gin Fizz-Pink Lady-Rum Runner epoch. Emboldened by the Espressotini, and inspired by our habitual close to every Italian meal (espresso with Sambuca and a twist of lemon), this was next in the coffee concoctions this week! —wssmom

  • Serves makes about 6 2-ounce shots
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup brewed espresso
  • 1/3 cup black Sambuca
In This Recipe
  1. Soften gelatins in cold water. Add piping hot brewed espresso and stir until dissolved, then stir in Sambuca. Pour into little plastic cups and refreigerate until set. Alternatively, pour into an 8x8 baking dish and refrigerate until set, then cut into square and serve.

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    12 Reviews

    VanessaS April 21, 2011
    Such a good idea, sounds great!
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    wssmom April 21, 2011
    Thanks, VanessaS!
    drbabs April 21, 2011
    I never would have thought of this--too cool!
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    wssmom April 21, 2011
    It was one of those wee hours of the morning things -- after WAY too much caffeine LOL!
    checker April 21, 2011
    Oh Lord. I might be a very little bit younger than you (and I don’t think that matters in the long run) but does this ever bring back memories. I was “known” for my Peach Jell-O and Peach Schnapps Jell-O Shots, back in the day. This made me eye my Kir suspiciously for a moment, remembering bygone days. Great recipe, and great memory.
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    wssmom April 21, 2011
    Oh my! Peach Jell-O and Peach Schnapps Jell-O shots sound pretty cool!
    hardlikearmour April 20, 2011
    Yum! Sounds awesome.
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    wssmom April 21, 2011
    Thanks! BTW, I haven't slept much this week haha .....
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    wssmom April 20, 2011
    Haha thanks!
    boulangere April 20, 2011
    Such a fun and delicious idea for those of us who missed the jello shots era. I can so see this for a backyard summer barbecue party.
    boulangere April 20, 2011
    Leave it to you! Fantastic idea!
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    wssmom April 22, 2011
    LOL thanks!