Bailey’s Irish Cream Jello Shots
Holy cow, these little Jello shots look and taste so incredible! I made them last night and had them today. The flavor of the Bailey’s is so delicious and the texture of the Jello shots remind me of my being a kid, or actually more like college. I found this recipe and had to share it with my readers. If they look too good to be true, then make a bunch and see for yourself!
“These cute little Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots are so much fun! Not only do they combine caffeine and booze for that perfect pick-me-up-yet-slow-me-down feeling, they taste delightful with a thin espresso layer on the bottom and a solid Baileys Irish Cream gelatin above.”
“Top them with a little dollop of fresh whipped cream and you have a 21 and over treat all your friends will adore.”
Making the Jello Shots:
- Start by whisking hot espresso (or coffee) with 2 packets of unflavored gelatin and a little sugar. You can buy unflavored gelatin in the baking aisle at the market, or next to the flavored Jello.
- Pour the coffee gelatin into a plastic lined baking dish and chill.
- Next heat a portion of the Baileys Irish Cream. Don’t boil it; just get it hot enough to dissolve the gelatin.
- Whisk 3 packets of gelatin into the hot Baileys making sure there are no clumps.
- Then whisk in the remaining bottle of Irish Cream. Pour the Irish Cream gelatin over the firm coffee gelatin and chill.
- Once both layers are firm, either cut the Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots into squares, or use a small cookie cutter to cut out circles.
Source: Bailey’s Irish Cream Jello Shots
3 Sexy Valentine’s Drinks to Try
Drink #1: Tickled Pink Cocktail
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 6 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
- 6 tablespoons pineapple juice
- 6 tablespoons Malibu Rum or other coconut flavored rum
- 1 tablespoon grenadine
- 1 (750 mililiter) bottle chilled Champagne
Place first 5 ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake 15 seconds, then strain cocktail into 6 Champagne glasses, divide equally. Divide Champagne among glasses and serve.
Tickled Pink Cocktail
Drink #2: Blow Pop Martini
- 16 pieces bubblegum, preferably Double Bubble, cut in half
- 2 cups (16 ounces) vodka
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lemon juice (from ½ lemon)
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice (from ½ lime)
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
- 1/2 egg white* or 1 tablespoon pasteurized liquid egg whites (optional)
- 1 cup ice
- *The egg white in this recipe is not cooked. If there is a problem with salmonella in your area omit the egg white or use pasteurized egg whites.
In large airtight container, combine bubblegum and vodka. Seal and allow to infuse, stirring every 6 hours, for 24 hours. Pour vodka through fine mesh strainer, discarding bubble gum.
In cocktail shaker, stir together 2 ounces bubblegum-infused vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white if using. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Blow Pop Martini
Drink #3: Very Sexy Martini
- 3 Raspberries
- 5 Mint leaves
- 1 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
- 1.5 oz Premium citrus vodka
- 1.5 oz Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne
- In a shaker, muddle the raspberries and mint.
- Add the remaining ingredients except the Champagne and fill with ice.
- Shake, and strain into a Martini glass.
- Top with the Champagne and garnish with a mint spring and a raspberry.
Very Sexy Martini
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
Ask anyone in the STYLECASTER office about their feelings on Halloween, and they’ll probably say something along the lines of, “meh—take it or leave it.” (Actually, that would be one of the more positive responses you’d hear.) We’re about last-minute costumes and getting drunk on Halloween, and that’s about it. Even drinking is usually lazy domain…
via 10 Actually-Cool Themed Cocktails to Get Drunk on This Halloween — StyleCaster
Avoid These Caloric Drinks
#1 Delicious, Refreshing Summer Calories
“Nothing cools you down on a hot summer day like a cold summer drink. But most of us are making big calorie mistakes with these summer coolers.”
#2 Sno Cones
“These only look like the healthiest option that the ice cream man offers. These babies are 90% high-calorie syrup. A single snow cone can have as many as 300 calories.”
“Frappuccinos get a bad rap, but they’re not the only blended coffee offenders. The Coolattas at Dunkin Donuts have more calories than anything you’ll find at Starbucks.”
#4 Piña Coladas
“Coconut and pineapple taste great together, especially on a summer day. But this may be the most calorific alcoholic beverage of them all. On average, a beach-side pina colada has 644 calories!”
“A margarita is the ultimate summer drink. Unfortunately, each drink packs a ton of calories. Even if you stop at just one, you’ll ingest around 400 calories per 8oz. serving.”
“Dreaming of a trip to the slushie machine at your local 7-Eleven? Think twice. A large coke-flavored Slurpee has 570 calories.”
“Summer is the season of delicious iced summer drinks. We all love Starbucks’ Frappuccinos, but these babies pack a calorie punch that most of us can’t afford. A venti Caramel Frappuccino, for example, has a whopping 510 calories.”
“To celebrate the end of the Cuban War of Independence, US soldier Captain Russell ordered a BACARDÍ Gold rum and Coke® with lime. Curious onlookers asked its name. The Captain proposed a toast, ‘Por Cuba Libre’, “For A Free Cuba”, and the original Cuba Libre was born.”