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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Pomegranate Basil Jello Shot
Yes. This is my second post on Jello shots, er, I mean gelatin shots. But come on, these are just fun! And so much simpler that anyone thinks they are. Call me crazy but I think making them from scratch is easier than from a box; or at least more interesting!
This time we had a barbecue party to attend, and along with a simple side salad, we wanted to bring something extra. Sometimes this means a dessert and sometimes it means liquor. Jello shots just can't be beat. They have a bad rap of being having too much liquor - but there is less than a tablespoon in every shot, if that!
I'm just having fun with flavors and gelatin. I literally came up with Pomegranate Basil because I had pomegranate juice in the fridge and fresh basil growing outside. These are quite fun and tasty and while I liked the flavor from the start, I do think the flavor grows on you the more you have. Some might say thats the alcohol. You decide. Make up a batch of jello shots today, share them with some friends and be fat and happy!
Have ready in a glass bowl:
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup basil
couple of mint leaves
juice of 1 lime
In a pan over medium heat add:
1/2 cup water
heat until dissolved
sprinkle one envelope of gelatin
once the gelatin is dissolved, pour into the glass bowl with the basil and pomegranate; steep for 15 minutes.
Then add 1/2 cup rum, stir.
pour into cups (or if you don't have the little plastic cups, pour into a pan and you can cut this into squares after it sets.)
Chill for 3 hours. Enjoy!
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