Lemon Drop Jell-O Shots

Lemon Drop Jell-O Shots ~ Get your tailgate on with these fun jello shots re-envisioned into lemon wedges.  Good food, good fun, and . . . some darn good Jell-o shots to add to your tailgate party or Sunday football potluck gatherings.

Lemon Drop Jello-O Shots

Lemon Drop Jello-O Shots

Lemon Drop Jell-O Shots

Lemon Drop Jell-O Shots

Pre-season has started and with that comes the ever popular football potluck and sometimes tailgate parties amongst my group of friends. I’m not a football die-hard; in fact I don’t even watch football. I hardly know the teams and I certainly don’t know the stats. What I do know is, aside from the company the food is always good at our Sunday gatherings.

I must admit, I don’t get to them like I once did since having Cole. But Matt and I will definitely be at the annual kick off.

That being said, I will be bringing these fun Lemon Drop Jell-O Shots. I debuted these a few years back and it’s been tradition that I bring them every year for kick off. Which is fine by me since they are incredibly easy to make and are always a huge hit.

I also made limes and oranges, but they didn’t make it in the final picture. The limes were too mangled from my dull knife and oranges for some reason  took on a glowing effect when photographed.

No recipe, just a few notes and the step-by step pictures (using a lime) to making these Jell-O shots.

Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step

 

  • Empty out the citrus of your choice to create a vessel.
  • Juice the citrus first as it makes for easier pulp removal. Save extracted juice for later recipes.
  • Use either a grapefruit knife to hollow out the citrus, or the easier way,  is to turn them inside out like the picture and dig deeply in to the pith until you catch the thin membrane holding the pulp and then peel back.
  • Make sure to completely clean out your citrus or the pulp will show in the wedges.
  • Make the Jell-O according to the instructions on the box and then reduce the cold water portion by ¼ cup and replace with your chilled drink mix. Place emptied citrus into muffin pan holes. Pour mixture into emptied citrus and chill overnight.
  • Use a straight edge knife to cut into wedges. Do not use a serrated knife or it will leave track marks.
  • Make sure to use a sharp knife or you will end up with mangled wedges.
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52 Responses to “Lemon Drop Jell-O Shots”

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    thecoffeesnob — September 1, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    What a fun idea! These look like they’re so much fun to both make and eat!

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    frankie — September 1, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    So much cuter and better than OG jello shots!

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    k — September 1, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    I have just discovered your blog, and I absolutely love it – everything about it. The design, recipes, photography, creativity, presentation…they’re all amazing. :)

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    veggie wedgie — September 1, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    This looks awesome!!

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    jenn — September 1, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    Love it! :)

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    Anna — September 1, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    This is pure genius! Do you think sugar would stick to the sides, for some extra sparkle?

    -Anna
    Boston, MA

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    • Naomi replied: — September 1st, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

      I have never tried that, but great idea! I don’t see why it wouldn’t though.

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    Jean — September 1, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    These are totally cool! I haven’t had a jello shot since college but I love the way these look!

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    theurbanbaker — September 1, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    okay…I don’t even drink and I want to make these! So fun, so festive, so beautiful!

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    Maria — September 1, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    How fun!

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    Michelle — September 1, 2010 @ 2:46 pm

    So fun!

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    Bria — September 1, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    These are fantastic, I think I will definitely be making these in the future, tailgating sounds perfect!

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    Lora — September 1, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    love these. what a great idea,

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    Amanda — September 1, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    These are the best looking jello shots I’ve ever seen! What an awesome idea, love them.

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    Carolyn Jung — September 1, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    What a great idea for a summer party. These are so cute!

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    Heidi — September 1, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    Those are just about the cutest things ever!

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    Elizabeth — September 1, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    Wow I love these! beautiful!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — September 1, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    Wow, this is so creative. Love this idea!

    They’re beautiful! I have to be honest and admit that I’ve never made jello before in my life, but this is seriously making me reconsider :)

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    Angie's Recipes — September 1, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    These look so pretty!

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    lisa p — September 1, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    Ingenious! Now I need to host a party

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    Su-yin — September 1, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    I love how you always make simple things look so gorgeous!

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    Rhonda (Thedaintybaker) — September 1, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

    You are a genius!! this is awesome cool!! My bro would love this!

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    Chocolate Shavings — September 2, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    Those are beautiful -what a great idea!

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    Caroline — September 2, 2010 @ 1:30 pm

    It’s official – the perfect tailgating treat! These are fantastic!

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    Abby — September 2, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    These look great! Some lime ones done in the lime skin with tequila would go down great! Similar to the sugar suggestion, you could dip the edge in some salt. Awesome!

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    Stella — September 2, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    Neato! These look wonderful…

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    Sue — September 2, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    Perfect idea just in time for Nascar in NH too…thanks for the idea!

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    Eliana — September 3, 2010 @ 12:25 am

    How fun and neat!

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    Kristine Bizzelle — September 3, 2010 @ 12:50 am

    what are your drink mixes of choice? im assuming something with the name lemon drop?

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    Julie — September 3, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    these are amazing!! What a fantastically creative idea. I made these last night, but I also added clementines with orange jello (and of course vodka). Great job…keep um comin.

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    jennifer — September 3, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

    I love lemon drops and I love jello. Can’t think of a better combo. And serving them in the lemon rind is genius. Next party, I’m absolutely making these.

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    Claire — September 4, 2010 @ 2:55 am

    This are awesome, I’m sure I’ll be making these during college football season!

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    Teri — September 4, 2010 @ 3:05 am

    I want to be the first to bring these to my next pot luck! What a great conversation starter! Thanks for your great ideas!

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    ingrid — September 5, 2010 @ 2:04 am

    Those are pretty darn cool and I don’t even drink or really like jello!
    ~ingrid

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    nikki — September 5, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    thanks for the idea! i tried these yesterday and they were a hit. i had a really hard time cutting through the lemons and limes, but the oranges worked like a charm!

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    Corie — September 17, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    This is such a great idea! Just wondering though, about how many lemons would it take to make a batch? I would hate to not have enough rinds prepared before I started pouring in the Jell-O.

    Also, have you had an issue with the Jell-O falling off the rind once they are cut into wedges or does it stick to the rind pretty good?

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    • Naomi replied: — September 21st, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

      Hi Corie,

      It will fill 7-8 large lemons. I didn’t have any problems with the Jello falling off the rind. Just be sure to use a sharp knife.

      Naomi

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    pam — September 24, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    Hi Naomi, these look amazing and I want to make them this weekend, any suggestions on the “chilled drink mix” not sure what to use..Thanks

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    pam — September 24, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

    Could you please give me a drink suggestion for these, I want to try them tomorrow. They look fantastic . Kudos on the photo.

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    ela — September 27, 2010 @ 7:10 am

    very creative! can’t wait to surprised my friends with these. thanks for sharing

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    megan — September 27, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

    I made the lime ones for a party recently – only I added mint and rum for mojito shots. Thank you so much for the idea – it was tons of fun!

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    Kim - DIY Reviews — September 30, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    This looks fantastic! Definitely will have to try.

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    Raphael — October 29, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    This is a really innovative Idea. I have to add this to my “Device” Recipe Book

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    Alicia — November 6, 2010 @ 4:52 am

    I made these for a ladies-only party I hosted tonight. They were a HUGE, HUGE hit!

    Thank you for the wonderful idea!!

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    Kim-Liv Life — January 28, 2011 @ 4:16 am

    What a fantastic idea!!! I have about 50 coming for Super Bowl, I think this will be our centerpiece! Nicely done!

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    Bobbie — May 9, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    I did a trial and they are as brilliant as the photos! I’m so happy and thanks so much!

    I wanted to ask how long do you think they last? Just like normal jello? Since I need to prepare them before hand?

    Thanks!

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    Tina — May 23, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    I made these with sweet tea vodka and lemon jello…yum!!

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    wade@avoiceformyson.com — August 10, 2013 @ 3:36 am

    what a great idea for jello shots. much better than the little plastic cups you have to turn inside out. thanks.

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