More Grown Up Fun With Wine and Sangria Jello Shots!
We noted the refined and understated approval of the recipe we shared recently, DIY Wine Gummy Bears for the Mature Wine Lover…
Hahahaha! No. We’re kidding. We saw that your reaction was the same as ours. Namely, YAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!! We were happy to see that many of you feel the way we do.
Sure, wine is sophisticated. And complicated, and magical, and unique. And it is intended for adult enjoyment, being an alcoholic beverage and all. But wine can also be FUN, and what’s life without a little fun? Or a little sweet indulgence, for that matter?
Get ready for wine jello shots. We found a couple we can’t wait to try, and thought you might like the recipes!
From UrbanBlissLife come these Rosé Strawberry Lime Jello Shots. They’re almost too pretty to eat… but we keep thinking how awesome they’ll look at summer parties or picnics.
- 2 cups water
- 4 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 – 3/4 cups Rosé
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup seltzer water
- 1 – 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- In a saucepan over medium high heat, bring 2 cups water plus the contents of four packs of unflavored gelatin (most boxes include 4 packs per box) to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Once the mixture has dissolved and is boiling, remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl.
- Add rosé, sugar, and seltzer water to the bowl and stir to mix.
- Gently pour mixture into a pan or molds.
- Refrigerate for a few minutes until the mixture starts to set, about 5-10 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the strawberries, then return to the refrigerator to chill until firm and ready to slice. This can take about 4-5 hours.
Don’t those look amazing? Beautiful, classy, delicious, and FUN!
We also found something that reminds us of a beloved favorite around here… Sangria Jello shots from Epicurious!
- 6oz Orange jello
- 2 cups sprite/ 7 up
- 2 cups Red Wine
Boil 2 cups of sprite/ 7 up and pour into medium mixing bowl with orange jello. Once jello is dissolved add 2 cups of red wine. Use a turkey baster to put liquid in .75 oz or 1 oz cups. Chill in fridge and serve.
Obviously this recipe doesn’t use Laurita Sangria… but we can’t think of any reason not to substitute it in the recipe!
And remember that just like with the gummy bears, if you want them boozy you have to control the temperature of the wine. After dissolving the gelatin in the other ingredients, let it cool slightly before adding the wine. And they’ll need four or five hours to set up, so plan ahead.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, since it is the weekend and all…
We’re going to make both.