Tips on the best jello shot making practice
Use ice-cold alcohol.
Use very hot water.
Dissolve 2 regular sized Jello packages or one large packet into 1.5 cups (12 oz) boiling water.
Stir for at least a minute to fully dissolve the gelatin.
Let cool for a few minutes - 10 minutes isn't enough to set up the Jello but it will do a lot to keep the alcohol from evaporating.
Add 1.5 cups (12 oz) of ice cold 80 proof - 40%abv - booze of your choice such as vodka or something more potent if you wish.
Stir and pour into your cups or or glasses. It sets hard in about 1 hour.
Extreme caution is advised since these jello shots contain a lot more alcohol than you might think.
The alcohol must be frozen or dissolved. Jello must be cooled to room temperature.
Failure to adhere to these guide lines will result in the evaporation of all the alcohol before the jello sets.
Although shot glasses look far better and also allow you to see the vibrant colors of the Jello, paper cups allow for the jello shot to be taken a lot easier as they can be turned inside out.
Ice cube trays also work well.
Plastic cups organize quite well in muffin trays, and are easier to handle and serve.