Makes 36 wedge shots
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
- 6 lemons, cut in half lengthwise
- ½ cup lemon juice (from the 6 lemons)
- ⅓ to ½ cup granulated sugar, or to taste
- ½ cup water
- 2 or 3 raspberries or chopped strawberries
- 2 tablespoons (2 envelopes) unflavored powdered gelatin
- ½ to ¾ cup citrus vodka or vodka
- Cut around the edges of the lemon flesh to separate it from the peel. Scoop the lemon flesh, seeds, and any remaining membrane out with a spoon, and add all of it to a bowl. Squeeze as much lemon juice out of the lemon flesh as you can.
- Place each clean lemon peel into the cup of a muffin tin or jumbo muffin tin, depending on the size of the lemons.
- In a small saucepan, combine the lemon juice from the lemon flesh with the sugar, water and raspberries.
- Whisk the gelatin into the juice mixture gradually and let it sit for 5 minutes, until the gelatin is softened.
- Heat the pan over medium heat, and whisk for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved. Do not let the mixture boil or it may prevent the gelatin from setting properly.
- Whisk in the citrus vodka, and remove from the heat. Strain the mixture to remove any fruit seeds.
- To make it easier to fill the lemon halves, use a ladle, or transfer the lemonade mixture to a large liquid measuring cup when cool enough to safely do so. Fill each peel up to the top.
- Transfer the tins of filled peels to the refrigerator and chill for 6 hours, or until the gelatin has set.
- Slice each set lemon half into thirds and serve.
- Want your Jell-O® shots to be a darker shade of pink? You can add more raspberries or chopped strawberries to achieve it!
- The amount of sugar you’ll want to add depends on how sweet or tart you prefer your shots to be. Using ⅓ cup will make a more tart lemonade and ½ cup will make a sweeter lemonade.
- The amount of citrus vodka you use will depend, of course, on how strong you’d like the shots to be.
- Don’t have a muffin tin on hand or don’t want to use one for your Jell-O® shots, you can also use any container that will hold them upright and prevent spillage.
- If, after chilling for six hours and/or overnight, the gelatin has still not set completely, it is not going to. You can hydrate another 2 envelopes of gelatin (or less if gelatin has partially set) in a little of the cold lemonade mixture and repeat the heating, filling, and setting process.