When life gives you lemons – make sherbet lemon vodka jelly shots

I’ve got loads of stuff to tell you, but I’m going to start with waffling on about the amazing jelly shots I made for a dinner party I had a couple of weeks ago.

If you’ve ever read my blog before, then you know how to make flavoured vodka in a dishwasher. I’m trying to remember what inspired me to make a sherbet lemon flavoured vodka, but unfortunately I’ve drunk too much lemon sherbet vodka and it’s melted that section of my brain.

I used four packs of old fashioned sherbet lemon sweets – Sainsbury’s sell the old fashioned “quarter” sweets. These are perfect, four bags of these to one bottle of Sainsbury’s basic vodka (750cl) is my recommended dose recipe

Smashy smashy

So, smash the sweets up and place them all in your kilner jar.

I love this next photo. I clearly felt at this moment that the watermelon and bare breasted statue SAID something


I think the most we can gather from this is that I was already intoxicated.

Right so – blah blah, add the vodka, stick it in the dishwasher, shake it regularly while it cools. Read the link.

This vodka did not need filtering so while it cooled, I melted four leaves of gelatin in some hot water.

Melting gelatin leaves

This was a disaster! The water was far too hot and the gelatin instantly set, I ended up with a jug of stiff horribleness.

I started again using warm water and poking at it.

Melt, Melt, Melt!

Once I had a jug of soft gelatin leaves I added half a pint of hot lemon sherbet vodka and stirred vigourously.

It's gloopy

I like my jelly shots to be quite hard *face*. Depending on your preference, you could add more vodka liquid to make a more wobbly consistency, 3/4 of a pint to 4 leaves of gelatin would be pretty good.

I poured the jelly into espresso cups. I’m a bit of a wanker, let’s face it!


I would love to show you a picture of these babies turned out onto a plate with a dusting of lemon sherbet and a little bon-bon in the front of the shot and OH MY GOD.

I can’t though because I made these and then I tried one and then the rest of my life since is a blur.

Give it a go – or don’t *aggressive*


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Posted on 03/30/2012, in Drinks, Party Ideas and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Right, it’s decided, I am making these this weekend. And then I might make more for my birthday. And if those go down well I will make more for Christmas.

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