It was my mom’s birthday last week. I had a dinner party for her with my family. For the party I made these Jello Shooters that I had seen over at not martha. But of course, my version had booze in them. Well, duh.
Here is what I used for my shots. I got Naval oranges, which I think were too big. Plus they had that pesky “naval” that made for a big hole in the end of my halved orange. I think if I do them again, I will use clementines or some other small orange/fruit. Then, because I’m not real creative when it comes to flavor combination’s, I used raspberry rum and raspberry jello. Real adventurous, I know.
Here is where I just halved my oranges. I have big kitchen spoons, so it was really easy to just scoop out the insides clean. I read somewhere else that “gutting” the oranges was hard and tedious, but I didn’t think that at all. Came out nice and dry.
A muffin tin worked great for holding the oranges steady.
See, here is that pesky hole in the end of my orange. Made it so I couldn’t fill it to the top and it left a gap.
Pouring my jello. Oh, in case maybe you don’t know. I just prepared the jello according to the Jello Jiggler recipe on the box. Only I substituted HALF the boiling water with booze. So I brought the half water to a boil and dissolved the jello into that. Then when it was dissolved, I added the room temp rum.
Ta-da! Aren’t they PRETTY?? The red looked really nice in the oranges. I can’t wait to do them again!