Reading one of my favorite websites - Regretsy - members only, I came across this posting. Made my day!
My friends and I have rented a house in Palm Springs for the weekend, and the prospect of taking a few days off has me blubbering with joy. Not only do I get to spend time with people I really care about, but we’re going to make gourmet Jello shots.
I had no idea there was such a thing. In fact, I never even had Jello shots until I went to Seattle for a book signing last year. A friend of mine came up from Portland with a little cooler full of these fuckers, and it was on like Donkey Kong. My fingers and chin were stained from sucking red food coloring out of those party cups. If only I’d have made out with a girl, it would have been like the college years I never had.
In any case, we came upon this link a few weeks ago, and that’s when SHIT GOT REAL. We pored over the web site for days, and finally decided on these recipes:
St. Germain liqueur, champagne and grapefruit juice
RAINBOW JELLY SHOTS
Hangar One mandarin infused Vodka and multiple Jello flavors
BLOW POP MARTINI SHOTS
Lemonade, Three Olives brand Bubble flavored vodka, Watermelon Pucker and Sour Apple Pucker
The entire Jelly Test Shot Kitchen photostream is here, and it’s absolutely gorgeous.
Anyway, the whole thing is exciting enough, but the best part is that they put me in charge OF BUYING THE LIQUOR. Can you imagine? It’s like letting Paula Abdul pick up your prescription.
Now, I did stick to the shopping list, and I did get everything I was supposed to. But shopping for booze when you’re sober is a lot like food shopping when you’re hungry; everything looks interesting and you buy much more shit than you need. God only knows what the hell we’re going to do with this, for example. If you have an idea, let me know. Also tell me what to do with the Mojito-flavored sugar and the Cointreau that I only bought because it had a free orange tumbler taped to it.
The silicone molds were another story. They were nowhere to be found. I tried a few places, and finally realized I’d probably be able to get candy molds at JoAnns. I’m always nervous about going into places like that, because I feel like if any of those earnest crafters had any idea who I was, it would be like Lord of the Flies in there. I’m actually careful enough to pay for everything in cash at craft stores, because I don’t want anyone with access to an Exacto looking at the name on my credit card.
It turns out they had everything I needed. I got candy molds, lollipop sticks, miniature cupcake wrappers and I even found silicone molds shaped like Easter eggs. So I’m standing in line, holding all this crap, and the woman behind me says, “You look like you’re pretty serious.”
And I sort of laugh and try not to make eye contact, because I don’t want anyone following me to my car and putting knitting needles in my tires. And then she says, “I hope you have something to drink when you’re making that stuff.” And I turn around and say, “Well, actually, I’m making Jello shots.” And she says, “I knew I liked you.”
WE ARE SO DIFFERENTS, BUT WE ARE SO SIMILARITY
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Yep! But not these!
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