Turn a classic cocktail into a party ready shot with these easy Moscow Mule Jello Shots!
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Moscow Mules are all the rage right now. From classic to fun flavor variations, these cocktails are showing up at bars and parties everywhere. And since I can’t leave well enough alone I had to make my own unique jello shots with the same flavor profile. There’s a punch from the vodka, but the ginger beer and lime swoop in to marry all the flavors together into cocktail bliss! Winner winner chicken dinner!!
These shots are great for any party or get together. You can make the ahead of time and leave them in the fridge until you’re ready to get the party started. Or pack them up in a cooler and take them to a friend’s house. Either way, it’s a party in your mouth!
Usually, I make my jello shots in plastic ramekins that I can pop a lid on for easy storage or transportation. That being said, I wanted a to have a go big or go home moment with these shots, so I splurged on a set of copper mug shots glasses for that authentic Moscow Mule effect. The copper mugs were super fun and my friends loved them. But if you don’t want to use them, plastic works just fine too.
- 1 envelope (1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatin powder
- One 12-ounce bottle ginger beer, chilled
- ½ cup vodka
- 1½ teaspoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
- 10 lime wheel quarters, for garnish
- Ten 2-ounce plastic ramekins with lids
- Place the gelatin powder in a small mixing bowl. Pour ¼ cup of cold ginger beer over the gelatin and whisk to combine. Let the gelatin soak into the beer while you prep the other ingredients.
- Pour the rest of the beer into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Pour the warm beer over the gelatin and whisk to combine. Be sure the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Add the vodka and lime juice to the beer mixture and stir to combine.
- Place the plastic ramekins (lids off) on a small baking sheet. Fill each ramekin almost full with the jello mixture.
- Place the baking sheet holding the ramekins into the refrigerator and chill for 2-3 hours or until the jello has set up.
- When ready to serve, remove the shots from the fridge. Place a quarter lime wheel on top of each shot for garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
This post first appeared on Home.Made.Interest. where I was a guest poster.