As spring turns to summer, it’s time to start firing up the grills, hitting the road for family vacations, and cheering on your favorite baseball team. Of course, a cold beer, some peanuts and a hot dog is what usually comes to mind when you think baseball, but we at Brit & Co. like to think outside the box. Our resident jello shot expert slash sports reporter, Jaymee Sire, is here to share another boozy bite, perfect for those summer baseball tailgates: Baseball Jello Shots!
– 1/2 cup coconut milk
– 1/2 cup water
– 2 packets Knox unflavored gelatin
– 3 tablespoons sugar
– 1 cup whipped cream vodka (we recommend Pinnacle)
– Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel (you know we love it)
Pour water and coconut milk in a small saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak in for a minute or two. Add sugar and heat until gelatin and sugar have dissolved, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, and pour in vodka. Spoon 3 tablespoons into each hole of a muffin pan or use a silicone pan so they “pop” out easier. The mixture will look a little cloudy initially, but it will turn more solid white once it firms up in the fridge. Allow to set several hours or overnight.
Gently remove your “baseballs” and arrange on a platter. Now it’s time to create the stitching! Cut curved slits on each side to mimic the stitching lines. Separate your Pull ‘n’ Peel Twizzlers into individual ropes, and cut into small pieces. Right before serving, press licorice into the slits and serve!
What are your favorite tailgate treats? Got your own ingenious way to serve up a jello shot? Leave us a note in the comments below or send gameday recipes our way on Twitter.