Watermelon jelly shots

    3 hours 30 min

    Little watermelon slices with a kick! The kids' version is fun too; just substitute cold water for the vodka.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 5 limes
    • 1 (135g) packet red coloured jelly mix (any flavour)
    • 250ml boiling water
    • 250ml vodka
    • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

    Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Slice limes in half crossways, juice the limes, reserving juice for another use, and turn the rinds inside out. Scrape membranes and flesh from lime halves and turn peels back to form small cups with the green rind on the outside. Place halves in a small dish, edges touching, to keep cups standing and upright.
    2. Stir contents of jelly packet with boiling water in a bowl, mixing until gelatine is completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature and stir vodka into gelatine. Pour gelatine mixture into lime peel cups. Chill in the fridge until set, 2 to 4 hours.
    3. Use a sharp knife to cut each lime cup into wedges. Sprinkle wedges with black sesame seeds and enjoy!

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    A huge hit! They came out perfect. The video is essential on how to make them. You do need to turn the rind inside out to remove all of the pulp and skin. Once you get the hang of this it is relatively easy. Lime rinds are pretty tough. I used 13 limes and all but 1 came out perfect. A 3oz. box of jello filled 10 halved limes (so 40 wedges). I put cupcake liners in a muffin tin and placed a lime half in each well. You can lean them against the edge to keep them level. I made them the night before and let them set up all night. To cut the halves into wedges you need to turn the lime face down so you cut through the rind first and don't destroy the jello. I used Pucker (watermelon flavored vodka). For me they were a little strong. I made these for a club party and everyone loved them. I had people following me around to try to steal seconds and thirds. They are time consuming but were the hit of the party. Without liquor they would be a great party treat for kids. I am pretty sure people will be begging me to make them again and again!!!  -  21 Jul 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used 1/2 cup watermelon schnapps and 1/2 cup vodka. The shots turned out great!  -  13 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I would like to give this recipe 5 stars for creativity and cuteness - they turned out just too darn cute! BUT, let's face it, I'm not in my twenties anymore, and these were WAY too boozy for me. You could barely taste the watermelon jello in the ones with the vodka. Fortunately, I made 1/2 of them with the vodka, and half without (for the kids). I would like to try them with watermelon schnapps like another reviewer suggested. I bet that would be good.  -  29 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)