Tips or Trends Tuesday: Watch it wiggle…Gelatin Shots

As you may already know, the notion of a signature drink for your event or wedding is now an event staple. Bartenders, caterers, and event folk are beginning to usher in a new signature drink trend: gelatin shots. Now, before your brain tries to convince you that jello shots are reserved for frat parties and the weekend kegger, allow me to introduce you to the world of gourmet gelatin shots aka the drink you eat.

- image from Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

These gourmet jello shots have made their way via top notch bars and restaurants seeking to provide their patrons with a fun, yet beautiful and tasty drink experience. With drinks such as Lychee Saketini, Elder Flower Mojito, and Blackberry Cosmo, your guests will be provided with a unique drink in a form that combines top shelf alcohol with a bit of childhood nostalgia. Check out Jelly Shot Test Kitchen for more recipes and pics. Here are some recipes that correspond to the pics below. Enjoy!

(Left to right, top to bottom)
Recipes:
Blackberry: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/case-study-eat-this-drink/
Strawberry: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/case-study-eat-this-drink/
Midori: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/case-study-eat-this-drink/
Sangria: http://www.marthastewart.com/333079/dessert-wine-gelees-with-citrus-fruit
Birthday Cake: http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/2011/08/so-they-say-its-my-birthday.html#
Butterbeer: http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/butterbeer-jelly-shots-recipe/1/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=recipe-embed
Lychee: http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/lychee-martini-jelly-shot.html
Pineapple: http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/2010/10/pineapple-brandy-fix.html
Champagne: http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/2010/09/end-of-summer-jelly-shots-french-75.html#

Lovely Jello Shots

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