Lemon Drops & Screwdrivers
What you need:
- Oranges and Lemons (Any fruit that has a tough exterior: ie. Strawberries, limes, lemon, oranges, etc.).
- 1 box of orange JELL-O (Screwdriver)
- 1 box of lemon JELL-O (Lemon Drop)
- Fruit Juice (optional)
Start by cutting your oranges and lemons in half and scoop out the pulp. I used a manual juicer first to squeeze the juice out and then scooped the pulp out with a grapefruit spoon. As you are scooping, be sure not to puncture the skin of the fruit so your JELL-O does not leak out.
*If you are using a juicer, be sure to hold on to the juice to add to your recipe. The fresh juice will add more flavor to your shots.*
After scooping out your fruit you can start making your JELL-O. Make the JELL-O as directed on the box. However, when the recipe calls for cold water, use 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 cup of cold water. If you want to add the juice you extracted from the fruit, use 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 cup of juice (instead of water). Once your JELL-O is ready you can start filling your fruit with the JELL-O/vodka mixture.
After filling your fruit place them in the refrigerator, preferably overnight so that they firm completely. It is very important that the JELL-O is firm before you cut your slices, otherwise you will have a mess! After your JELL-O is solid, you can start cutting your slices and serve.
*Note: If you are taking these to a party my suggestion is to cut them when you arrive to your destination. When transporting these already cut the JELL-O may shift and may ruin your shots.*
You can also make these non-alcoholic for the kids…or your friends who don’t drink.