Admit it, you miss Jell-O shots. Jiggly, sweet and—most importantly—deceptively boozy, they were college party staples. Then adulthood set in, and you replaced the wiggly shooters with classy cocktails and craft beers. But somewhere deep inside, you secretly wish you could suck another Jell-O shot down while maintaining your dignity. Lucky for you, chefs have been working hard to turn the nostalgic, edible cocktails into something sophisticated. Here, three Jell-O shot recipes inspired by classic cocktails that straddle the line between rowdy and refined.
Clio Jell-O Shots
A cross between a gimlet and a margarita, these sweet-tart shots from Ken Oringer of Boston’s Clio are garnished with sea salt, fresh mint and cayenne pepper for a beautiful presentation and complex flavor profile.
Makes 6-8 shots