The Mixology Club at The Culinary Institute of America did a cocktail gel tasting. To put it in traditional college english: Jello Shots.
I hear an applause somewhere.
But it’s a pretty cool concept. They can be used as hors d’oeurves, garnishes (i.e accompanying something with raw oysters, or garde manger additions (i.e adding gelatin to a pate en croute). There were five different cocktails featured for the night (see picture below, and recipes.)
RECIPE NOTE: 7 grams of Knox Gelatin (just pure gelatin) to 1 cup of water. Solid! Pun unintended. If you are using gelatin sheets like Alex (one of my Youth and Government dudes), then it’s three sheets of gelatin to one cup of water. As usual, you may experiment. It’s your booze! Enjoy it.
Arrangement: From Left to Right:
Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, Old Flame and Ward 8
Personal Favorite: Moscow Mule. Because it was sweeter than the rest. Old Flame’s a very close second because of it’s lovely citrus flavors.
Least Favorite: Bloody Mary. I love how potent it is, but something felt off about it. Maybe it might be my sweet tooth.
So yes, Next time you have a party, be classy.