Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to Make Twilight Jello Shots

I'm about to let you in on a little secret. My friends and I...we like Twilight. We like the books. We like the movies. One time we even had a watch-Twilight-on-DVD-before-New-Moon-comes-out party with themed snacks and Twilight bingo (yes, we are that cool!).

One of these snacks was vampire jello shots made by yours truly (red jello to look like blood topped with peach jello to look like skin, and two vampire fang holes), and with Breaking Dawn Part II coming out this weekend, I'm sharing the recipe to get you in the mood for BD2 in all its shirt-ripping, sparkly glory.

What you will need:

Jello (raspberry, black cherry, and peach worked best)
Plastic straws cut into 2 inch pieces
Alcohol of your choice, assuming you are 21 (raspberry rum or vodka pair well with raspberry jello, and peach schnapps pairs well with peach jello)
Those little paper cups that you only find in old peoples' bathrooms and frat houses

Step 1:

Make some red jello (follow the instructions on the box, use ice in the second 8 oz of water). Fill the paper cups about halfway with jello.

(Note: I found that raspberry looked a little cartoon red while black cherry was a little purple, but a 2 parts raspberry to 1 part black cherry mixture yielded a very bloodlike jello product.

Step 2:

Place jello cups in freezer for 20-30 minutes until solid (not frozen, just, you know, jello-y).

Step 3:

Insert two straw pieces into each jello cup (push almost to the bottom) in a vampire fang configuration.

Step 4:

Make peach jello. Fill the paper cups the rest of the way.

(Note: I also tried mango, but it tasted kind of gross.)

Step 5:

Place jello cups in freezer again for 20-30 minutes, then in refrigerator until use.

Step 6:

Before enjoying your jello shot, remove the two straw pieces, and voila! Vampire jello shot!

A friendly disclaimer - ALWAYS DRINK RESPONSIBLY – which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Don't drink and drive.
Don't drink underaged.
Don't consume an entire tray of jello shots to help you cope with the squickiness of the Jacob-Renesme romance and then tell the police officer who is arresting you for puking on the floor of the movie theater that I told you to do it.