I don’t post a lot of alcoholic drink recipes because let’s face it, drinking alcohol and staying fit don’t exactly go together like squats and Shakeology! However, I will be the first to admit, I do occasionally enjoy adult beverages (especially wine!) and that’s okay. The key is consumption in moderation. You don’t want to be consuming almost all of your daily calories in alcohol- that is how we gain weight! Not to mention, hangovers over the age of 30 are THE WORST.
So the holidays are coming up and football is on every weekend, which means there are plenty of opportunities to socialize with friends and partake in a drink or two. I’ve always been a big fan of Jello Shots. Whenever someone brings them to a party, they always seem to be a big hit. Standard Jello Shots are made with vodka and your choice of flavored Jello. But hey, why not kick it up a notch and try Fireball Jello Shots!
Fireball is a cinnamon whisky, whose slogan is “Tastes Like Heaven, Burns Like Hell.” It’s quite popular with the kids (over 21, obviously) these days, taken as shots. But be warned, these shots sneak up on your very quickly! And let me remind you that hangovers over the age of 30 are THE WORST.
These Fireball Jello Shots, however, are pretty damn good! The apple cider and orange Jello combo perfectly tames the strong cinnamon whisky-ness of the Fireball. They are sure to be a hot conversation piece at your next party. And with Halloween coming up… they’re orange… just saying! But please be careful about having them around a party where children are present! These are definitely for adults only.
Here is the Recipe for Fireball Jello Shots:
Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: Up to 2 days
Makes: About 48 Jello Shots
2 cups apple cider
1 small box of orange Jello
1 cup Fireball whisky
About 48 2-ounce Jello Shot Cups (If you have trouble finding them, check your local party store, or they are available on Amazon)
Here’s what to do:
Bring apple cider to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add orange Jello powder and stir to dissolve. Cool for 15 minutes. Add Fireball whisky and stir.
Line Jello shot cups on a baking sheet or tray that will fit in your refrigerator. Pour mixture evenly into Jello Shot cups (don’t put lids on yet) and refrigerate until set. This will take a minimum of 4-6 hours, but best to leave them overnight or make them up to 2 days ahead of time to get the full apple/orange/cinnamon yumminess! Enjoy!
Are you a fan of Jello Shots? Tell me in the comments below!