Summer is coming to an end and I’m really sad about it, even if it’s still 100 degrees in Texas! I’m ready for Fall and excited about all the new things happening this year. More details to come! We really enjoy mojitos and these shots are spot on. They are a little more work than your normal to go shot, but totally worth it. I only did a few with some of the mint, I always hate having mint stuck in my teeth. I also didn’t go through the trouble of making them in the limes, mostly because we ha them out on the lake and didn’t want to risk them warming up and liquefying in the cooler.
Mojito jello shots
(Adapted from A Beautiful Mess)
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 stems fresh mint leaves
1 cup white rum
In a pot, combine the water and sugar over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin.
Add the lime juice and 2 mint stems (with leaves). Allow that to steep for 12-15 minutes.
Remove the mint stems and stir in the rum if using.
In the meantime hollow out your lime shells. This is probably the hardest part of making these. I used a small sharp knife to carve around the inside of the limes and then a melon baller to scoop out the centers. If the insides don’t look perfect don’t worry! Mine looked far from perfect. Be sure to leave the limes cut in halves until after the jello has set, then you can slice them into wedges.
Fill each lime shell with the jello mixture and sprinkle in some chopped fresh mint (from the remaining leaves on that 3rd stem). Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 3 hours.