Boozey Blueberry Jello Shots
About 30 disposable shot glasses
About 30 fresh large blueberries
1 Package berry blue jello
1 Cup boiling water
1 Cup ice cold rum (if you are using less rum, top up to one cup with ice cold water)
2 Ounces rum
1 Tablespoon sugar
The night before whisk the sugar into the 2 ounces of rum to dissolve. Add the blueberries and top up with enough water to cover all the berries. Let them soak in the fridge over night.
On a large tray set out all of the shot glasses, and before starting drain the soaking blueberries and place one or two berries in the bottom of each shot glass.
Boil a cup of water and pour the jello package into a large bowl with a lip for pouring. Add the boiling water to the large bowl and whisk to dissolve completely. Add the ice cold rum to the jello and stir to mix well.
Pour the Jello mix into each shot glass, trying to be even about how much each gets. Once done place the tray in the fridge for about 5 hours until the jello sets.
Keep chilled in fridge until ready to serve.
Made these for a birthday party, they were excellent! However I like to make my jello shots as strong as possible to surprise people, you may not want to have exceptionally strong hello shots so there is a trick to this, to lower the alcohol levels in them you can do a few of the following things differently.
First I gave my fresh blueberries a nice bath in rum and sugar for about 36 hours, because I love boozey fruit in summer. This is a step that can be skipped if you want.
Second I made the jello half water and half rum, so I made a standard one package of blue berry flavored jello, by boiling one cup of water and adding one cup of ice cold rum while following the other jello instructions. You can easily lower the alcohol levels by not using a full cup. Anything between 1/2 and 1 full cup of rum is a good amount for yummy jello shots.
So for most alcohol, soak the blueberries for up to 2 days in sugar and rum, and use a full 1:1 ratio of water to rum in recipe.
For less alcohol, use fresh blueberries and less than one cup of ice cold rum topped up with water or a fruit juice (not kiwi or pineapple) to make the one cup ice cold liquid to start the setting process.
Ps. You can switch up the flavors and use any fresh berry with it's matching or a complimenting berry flavor. Except for kiwi and pineapple! These two fruits have different enzymes in them which react with the gelatin in jello, meaning if you add a fruit like kiwi or pineapple, the jello wont ever ever set and you have created a hot science mess.
Also if you use a tooth pick a jab a hole in each of the berries, more fresh berry flavor gets into the rum. More berry is better berry.