Add a Touch of Retro Cool to Your July 4th Party With These Jell-O Shots

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With the arrival of July 4th weekend, it suddenly seems like summertime is in full swing. If you're looking for a fun but patriotic last-minute addition to your holiday menu, we've found just the thing. Monarch Rooftop & Indoor Lounge shared the recipe for a sweet, spiked throwback treat that's just for grown-ups. 

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Created by Monarch's executive mixologist Genese DeBeaux, these 4th of July Spiked Sweets Jell-O Shots are the perfect thing to enjoy pre- or post-fireworks. 

What 'til guests see you pull these out of the fridge! 

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4th of July Spiked Sweets - Jell-O Shots

2 cups of vodka (or spirit of your choice)

1 package of red Jell-O (flavor of your choice)

1 package of blue Jell-O

1 package of unflavored gelatin

3 cups of water

14 oz. can of condensed milk

1) Starting with the bottom layer, heat 1 cup of water to a boil and dissolve 1 package of red Jell-O completely. Add 1 cup of vodka (or spirit of your choice) fill up shot glasses 1/3 of the way with mixture. Let set 1-2 hours in refrigerator.  

2) Heat 1 cup of water to a boil, dissolve 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin completely. Add 14 oz. can of condensed milk and stir mixing well. Let mixture cool a few minutes then pour over red layer another 1/3 of the way. Let set 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. 

3) Heat 1 cup of water to a boil and dissolve 1 package of blue Jell-O completely. Add 1 cup of vodka (or spirit of your choice) fill up shot glasses the rest of the way. Let set 1-2 hours in refrigerator. 

Makes 20-30 shots depending on the size of your shot glasses.

We love that this is an easy, make-ahead recipe that may just take you back to your college days. Enjoy and happy Independence Day! 

 

Image via courtesy of Monarch Rooftop Lounge

 

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