St. Patrick’s Day Gold Coin Jello Shots!

Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend?  Always coming up with fresh and unique ideas in the Mixology Lab, our lead Mixologist Tara Shinn created some interesting Jello Shots for the St. Patrick’s Day. These Jello Shots will be unlike anything you have ever seen, trust me. If you really want to impress your friends, this is how… make the St. Patrick’s Day Gold Coin Jello Shots! Not only are these gold coin jello shots unique, but, they also reveal the Ireland flag colors when you bite into one!

Everything You Need:

  • 2 mini muffin pans (or 1 regular size)
  • 1 box of orange jello
  • 1 box of lime jello
  • 1 box of unflavored gelatin (4 packets)
  • 2 limes
  • 1 orange
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Bottle of Vodka
  • 1 can of gold cake decorating spray

Step 1: Green Jello

Add 1 packet of unflavored gelatin to the lime jello mix and stir in 1 cup of boiling water until the all the powder is completely dissolved. Juice the limes directly into a 1c measuring cup, then fill to the top with premium chilled vodka (I stuck mine in the freezer overnight). Add that to the powder and stir. Fill each mini muffin cup 1/3 of the way and stick in the fridge while you prepare the next layer.

Step 2: White Jello

Sprinkle 2 packets of unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water in a bowl and let sit for about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk and then stir in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water until everything is an even consistency. Check on your mini muffin pans, the orange layer should be semi set, and sticky to the touch. If it’s not quite there yet, don’t worry, the white layer can cool down, it shouldn’t be piping hot when you spoon it in if you want distinct lines in the layers. Slowly spoon in the white layer, then stick back in the fridge.

Step 3: Orange Jello

For the orange layer, again add 1 packet of unflavored gelatin to the orange jello mix, and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Juice the orange into the measuring cup, and fill to the top with chilled vodka. Stir into the hot jello and spoon into the molds. Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hr – it’s important that you make sure that the jello shots have completely set before you try to get them out, otherwise the layers will separate.

Step 4: Gold Spray

To remove them from the mold, gently pull the sides inward to loosen them, the tilt the tray into your hand. Gently pat each jello shot with a paper towel to make sure the  spray will stick, and place them on a disposable plate.

Gently spray the shots with a few coats of gold cake decorating spray, letting them dry in between each layer so the next one sticks evenly. Once you coat them a few times, use a spatula to move them to another plate or serving tray, otherwise your fingerprints will show up in the gold. Wha-La! Gold coated Irish Jello shots!

Step 5: Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day

Going to be out celebrating this weekend? If so, upload some pictures via #CliqueShots!


Leave a Reply