What’s in that Melon?? I Ain’t Tellin’!! Watermelon Jello-Shots


petite-watermelons

What summertime fruit speaks to you loudly during a hot and steamy summer day? Watermelon preaches to me at full volume! Many of us know how to put various “spirits” in a fresh melon for a sweet, spiked treat for a beach or poolside party. However, today’s blog is dedicated to the bright pinkish red, sugary, thirst quenching melon of our summers; past and present, but with an interesting twist!

Yes, we are looking at the fruit, but I’d like to share “sweet petite watermelon-slice shots” made with watermelon-flavored gelatin, vodka, and fresh lime which really packs an adult version punch! You can make fun kids’ versions by leaving out the vodka and adding cold water instead, but be sure to know the difference when serving! Cheers!

Melon Version:

INGREDIENTS:

10 limes; halved

I small watermelon

2 (3 ounce) package watermelon-flavored gelatin mix: Jolly Rancher is the most flavorful

2 cups boiling water

2 cups vodka

2 teaspoon black sesame seeds or mini chocolate chips.

DIRECTIONS:

1.         Slice limes in half crosswise, juice the limes. Scrape flesh from melon halves and save for later use. Place melon halves in a large dish, edges touching, to keep standing and upright.

2.         Stir watermelon gelatin mix with boiling water in a bowl, mixing until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature and stir vodka and lime juice into gelatin. Pour gelatin mixture into melon halves. Refrigerate until set, 4-5 hours.

3.         Use a sharp knife to cut each melon halve into slices or wedges. Sprinkle wedges with black sesame seeds or mini chocolate chips.

Lime Jello Shots Version:

INGREDIENTS:

10 limes; halved

1 (3 ounce) package watermelon-flavored gelatin mix: Jolly Rancher is the most flavorful

1 cup boiling water

1 cup vodka

1 teaspoon black sesame seeds or mini chocolate chips.

DIRECTIONS:

1.         Slice limes in half crosswise, juice the limes and remove flesh and membranes. Place halves in a small dish, edges touching, to keep standing and upright.

2.         Stir watermelon gelatin mix with boiling water in a bowl, mixing until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature and stir vodka and lime juice into gelatin. Pour gelatin mixture into lime halves. Refrigerate until set, 2-4 hours.

3.         Use a sharp knife to cut each lime halve into wedges. Sprinkle wedges with black sesame seeds or mini chocolate chips.

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