Setting up a Mimosa and/or Bloody Mary bar is a no-brainer, especially when serving breakfast food. That said, you have to try this waffle jello shot recipe that I found on the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog!
They have the classic recipe and a nice blueberry version on their site. I made the classic, and it was quite good.
The Wilton 12 Cavity Round Ice Cream Sandwich pan is the magic behind the waffle shape and look of the shots. I ordered mine from Bed Bath & Beyond.
The Recipe (with my shortcuts/substitutions)
Yield: 12 jelly shots
- 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, strained to remove solids (I used store bought, no pulp)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup Grade B maple juice (I used Harry & David Maple Syrup)
- 2 envelopes plain Know gelatin
- 1 cup cake flavored vodka or vanilla vodka with 2 tsp amaretto (I used plain vodka, because that’s what I had in the house!)
- Prepare the molds with a quick spray of cooking oil, then wipe them clean with a paper towel. This leaves a slight film to aid in removal without affecting the appearance or taste of your jelly shots.
- Pour juices, preserves, and syrup into a medium saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the vodka.
- Fill molds with the mixture, and refrigerate for until firm, several hours or overnight.
- Remove from molds.
- Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream; let each guest add their topping(s) of choice. The cream and berries add that perfect touch of sweetness, making your shot more like a Belgian Waffle shot!
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