So you like the famous copper mug but want to make something a little special to go with your classic Moscow mule recipe? You don’t need to stray too far from the famous recipe. Why not just change it from liquid to Jello? Moscow Mule Jello shots that is.
Jello shots can get a bad wrap. Some people believe that jello shots are for out of control adolescent teenage girls. They would be right, but they are also enjoyable for people of all ages and social orientations. If you haven’t tried a jello shot in a while, maybe this Moscow Mule Jello shot will convince you to give it another shot (no pun intended.)
If you have ever made Jello then you probably already understand the basics. We take that time-tested recipe and overlay the Moscow mule ingredients and mix them with unflavored gelatin (a.k.a Jello)
These shots are sure to make your next get together just a little more interesting!
Moscow Mule Jello Shots
(Enough to make 16 1oz. shots)
- 8.5 oz ginger beer
- 1.5 oz. fresh lime juice
- 2 packets (approximately 5.5 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
- 6 oz. of your favorite vodka
*You can swap out vodka for ginger beer or water if you want to limit the alcohol.
How to Prepare:
- Take your chosen shot tray and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Ice cube trays, sheet pan, or even muffin tins work great.
- Combine the ginger beer, lime juice into a cooktop safe container or saucepan.
- Spread the gelatin onto the combined lime juice-ginger beer concoction. Let it sit until it becomes a weird wrinkled looking film after about 5 minutes.
- Place the wrinkled mixture on low-medium heat for 90 seconds while stirring to ensure the wrinkled film is absorbed into the mixture. Careful not to let it boil!
- Remove the mixture from the cooktop and stir in your favorite vodka.
- Slowly drizzle the mixture into your chosen shot container (ice cube tray, muffin tin, etc.)
- Place the container into the fridge until the mixture sets (5+ hours)
- Remove the shots from your container using a spatula, knife, or whatever you can to dislodge them
- Keep them cold until you are ready to party.
- Make your best attempt to use high-quality ingredients. Just like anything you eat or drink, ingredients make an impact. If you choose to use cheap vodka or that old ginger beer from your hot trunk you can expect a sub-standard taste.