Friday, May 4, 2012

Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots

This is a little time consuming but I think the presentation is well worth it... they are adorable!

1 pint strawberries (get the biggest ones you can find!)
1 box strawberry jello
1 cup dark rum
1 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
2 -3 limes (sliced into teeny tiny triangles!)


Slice a thin sliver off the bottom of each strawberry so that they will stand upright.  Be very careful not to take too much off. Since the strawberries are porous, they will leak very easily, causing the jello to drizzle out while you are waiting for it to set. Trust me, I learned my lesson on this one!

Cut off the top of each strawberry and using a small spoon or knife, hollow out a cavity in the top.   Again, don't go too deep or you run the risk of the delicious rum mixture running out the bottom.

Boil the water in a small pan, then add the jello and whisk until is dissolves. Pour in the rum and stir to combine.   Let cook for about 2 more minutes, then remove from heat and cool.

Once the jello mixture is lukewarm, pour it into the strawberries and chill until set (a few hours or overnight). I found the easiest way to keep them upright was by using an ice cube tray.

When ready to serve, roll strawberries in sugar and garnish with limes. Cheers!

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