Ingredients: Jalapeno infused Olmeca Altos Plata tequila, grapefruit and lime juice, honey, gelatin.
I mixed it up according to the directions. Claire recommended using silicone ice cube trays- and I happen to have a few in flower and Tiki head shapes. After putting the molds in a pan so they didn't wobble or spill, I filled them up and put them in the fridge.
|Pretty fleshy flowers|
The bad: Some of them stuck to the sides of the molds, so they were kind of lumpy and weird looking. Because of the grapefruit juice they were kind of flesh colored. I liked them a lot, but some of the folks at the BBQ (mostly just my sister) thought they were a little too 'tequila-y' and tart.
If I make them again, I would experiment with a little food coloring to make them a bit prettier. I would stick with the flower forms and get some other similarly easily identifiable forms- the Tiki heads looked more like tongues (did have a bit of fun at the BBQ sticking them half way out of my mouth and wiggling them). I'd also add a bit more honey or another sugar- maybe agave syrup. I might also just make a pan of it and cut the shapes out. Seems a bit easier than the molds.
|I swear that is a Tiki head! Not a tongue!|
I'd really like to try them again with another liquor - Claire suggests vodka or gin, but I might try it with some Montanya platino rum
I've got big plans to make some interesting Jello cocktails for my Halloween party and October LUPEC meeting...maybe layered in candy corn colors with whipped cream in the mix...or something with a liquid center that 'bleeds' when you bite into it...
Hooray for Jello and booze!