LEMONCELLO JELLO SHOTS
These Lemoncello Jello Shots are so good, and they’re really easy to make! These would be a great addition to a Dessert Table, a BBQ, or Patio party. You can make these ahead, and have them ready to serve when you need them. These will be a hit, because who doesn’t love a cool tangy Lemon shot, with sweet Whipped Cream, and a bit of a kick. Make sure to keep this one in your favorites.
If you’ve ever been to an Italian restaurant, you may have noticed a bright yellow liqueur on the menu. This is lemoncello—a sweet, citrusy liqueur that’s become a staple of Italian cuisine. But what exactly is it? Let’s take a look at the history and production process of this unique spirit.
Traditional lemoncello is made by infusing alcohol with lemon zest and sugar, which gives it its signature flavor and aroma. After the infusion process is complete, the mixture is blended with water to create a syrup-like consistency. The final product can be enjoyed neat or as a cocktail ingredient. It also makes an excellent accompaniment to desserts like gelato or sorbet.
The History of Lemoncello
Lemoncello has its roots in the region of Campania in southern Italy. Its history dates back to 19th century Sorrento, where locals would make their own homemade versions from lemons that grew in abundance near Mount Vesuvius. The strong aroma and flavor of these lemons made them perfect for use in spirits, and soon it became a popular drink among the local population.
In addition to its delicious taste, lemoncello also offers some health benefits due to its high content of vitamin C and antioxidants. These properties help boost your immune system and protect against free radical damage caused by environmental toxins and everyday stressors.
Furthermore, because it’s lower in alcohol than other spirits, it’s easier on your body when consumed in moderation.
Lemoncello is an Italian liqueur with a long history dating back to 19th century Sorrento. It’s traditionally made by infusing alcohol with lemon zest and sugar before blending it with water for a syrup-like consistency.
Not only does it offer up an enjoyable taste experience, but it also provides some health benefits thanks to its high vitamin C content and antioxidant properties. Whether you’re looking for something new to add to your home bar or just want something special for dessert night, give lemoncello a try! You won’t regret it!
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup of boiling Water
2 packages of Unflavored Gelatin
1 cup of Lemoncello
6 mini Mason Jar Shot Glasses
Redi-Whip Whipped Cream – to top
1 Lemon – sliced to garnish glasses
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:
In a Medium pan, add the 1 cup of water and bring to a boil, and open the envelopes of Gelatin (I used Knox Gelatin) and sprinkle them over the Water, and let them sit for 5 minutes, to bloom, or absorb into the liquid. After 5 minutes, stir the Gelatin until completely dissolved.
Add the Lemoncello to the Gelatin and stir well. Place the Shot Glasses on a Cookie Sheet that will fit in your refrigerator.
Pour the gelatin mixture into a measuring cup with a pour spout and pour the Gelatin into the shot glasses, filling the glasses, and place the shots in the refrigerator to set completely, overnight for best results.
When ready to serve, remove the shot’s from the refrigerator, and top with a generous amount of Whipped Cream, and a Lemon Slice. Serve and Enjoy! (Make sure to leave shots in the refrigerator until time to serve).
Makes 6 mini mason jar Shots