Follow these tricks for jello shot treats this Halloween

10.26.17 By

Halloween is about having fun, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart.

For the adult looking to add a light-hearted twist to the alcohol offerings at their Halloween parties, you might consider jello shots. It’s kind of like adult candy!

Preparation is simple. Boil a cup of water, pour into a mixing bowl, and add the gelatin powder. Stir for two minutes or until powder is dissolved, then add ½ cup of cold water and ½ cup of vodka. Refrigerate until firm. Enjoy!

Now comes the fun part – how to liven up those shots!

Adam Acquistapace, the wine and spirits expert at Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket, suggested a few simple tricks to make your shots a treat. “You can try mixing a flavored spirit that goes with your jello flavor, such as triple sec or peach schnapps with orange jello. And if you want to get really different with your jello shots, get weird with a Sour Apple schnapps jello shot, or a Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey jello shot. Just don’t overdo it on the alcohol portion or they might not set properly.”

“You want to keep this sweet,” he said, “while being mindful of how much you consume.”

For other fun ideas, consider adding a couple drops of food coloring to a jello shot before refrigerating, to make your mixture “Devil Red” or “Ghost Green.” You also can purchase novelty cooling trays that will have your jello shots looking like jack-o’-lanterns or eyeballs, rather than just gelatin in a plastic cup. (Tip: The same trays work great to make ice cubes for Halloween cocktails.)

For more tips on how to make your Halloween party a smashing success, come visit Adam and the friendly staff at Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket!

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