It's my birthday! I am not usually a Birthday Girl kind of girl. The Tattooed Mama is the Birthday Should Be a National Holiday kind of girl and believe me we have never missed her birthday. But mine is usually only in the back of my mind, 'til I realize one day that it's my birthday.
But, a couple of weeks ago I saw these awesome cupcakes on The Tomkat Studio blog and I was just all twitterpated about having Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes and I wanted a full blown pretty pink fluffy strawberry lemonade party. It just screams summer and my birthday is actually on the first official FULL day of summer. And summer is the only season that is worth talking about in my books anyway. So we have to pack as much fun into it as is humanly possible, Right??
So pretty! Don't you just want to call and order a batch of these right now?
So I texted Big K and said I want this!!!! And who wouldn't? Right?
Actually I don't know if I am going to get those delicious cupcakes or not because they have my party planned for this coming Saturday. But in the meantime I figured we might need some Jello shots too. We have a serious Jello shot situation here.
Ever since the Tattoed Mama showed me the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen I can't stop fooling around with these jiggly cocktail concoctions for every occasion. They are too much fun, and everybody loves them.
So today I whipped up a test recipe for Strawberry Lemonade shots for a little poolside party. I will be making more for the party on Saturday. The Tattooed Mama kind of insisted on keeping the leftovers today :-)
I used the larger 2 oz Solo cups for these because you can get them at Wal-Mart. They also sell smaller 1 1/4 ounce cups at the party store if you want to get more shots from a batch. I like those because they are clear and look prettier. Keep in mind that this is about a 30% mix of alcohol so portion accordingly. This recipe makes about 35 shots in the big cups.
For serving you can get some cute buckets and bins from the Target Dollar Spot of course!
Strawberry Lemonade Jello Shots
6 oz box of strawberry Jello
3 oz box of lemon jello
1 1/4 cup vodka
1/2 cup Limoncello Liqueur
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups ice (crushed is nice)
about 8-10 ripe strawberries sliced into thin rounds
Heat 2 cups water in microwave to boiling in large glass bowl. Dissolve strawberry Jello. Stir in 1 cup of ice to cool before adding liquor. Add 3/4 cup vodka and 1/4 cup Limoncello. Lay your cups out on a baking sheet and fill about 2/3 full. Place in freezer or refrigerator to soft set.
While strawberry layer is setting heat 1 cup of water in microwave to boiling, add lemon Jello to dissolve. Cool with 1/2 cup ice, add remaining 1/4 cup vodka and 1/4 cup Limoncello.
When Strawberry layer is slightly firm to touch lay a strawberry slice on top.
Pour a layer of lemon mixture over the strawberry layer. Return to freezer or 'frig until fully set.