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.
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.
- 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.