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Red, white and blue layered Jell-O shots will make you the star of July Fourth

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Get your layered Jell-O shots game on the red, white and blue way

Run out right now and buy some glitter stars so you can make these layered 4th of July spiked Jell-O shots. This recipe comes to us from NYC's Monarch Rooftop Lounge executive mixologist Genese DeBeaux. I suppose you could make nonalcoholic versions for the kids if you've got a clever system for keeping them separate. But come on, don't you think the grown-ups could use some Jell-O shots fun?

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4th of July spiked Jell-O shots recipe

Yields 20 – 30

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vodka (or spirit of your choice), divided
  • 1 package red Jell-O (flavor of your choice)
  • 1 package blue Jell-O
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 (14-ounce) can condensed milk

Directions:

  1. Starting with the bottom layer, heat 1 cup of water to a boil, and dissolve the package of red Jell-O completely. Add 1 cup of vodka (or spirit of your choice), and then fill the shot glasses 1/3 of the way with the mixture. Let set 1 – 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat 1 cup of water to a boil, and dissolve the package of unflavored gelatin completely. Add the condensed milk, and stir, mixing well. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes, and then pour it over the red layer another 1/3 of the way. Let set 1 – 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Heat 1 cup of water to a boil, and dissolve the package of blue Jell-O completely. Add 1 cup of vodka (or spirit of your choice), and then fill up the shot glasses the rest of the way. Let set 1 – 2 hours in the refrigerator.

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