Back CameraThis Memorial Day, my friend St. Frick (not his real name), invited us to his house for a pool party.  St. Frick is known for his ability to throw amazing parties (and his ability to shove five profane words into a sentence comprised of only three words.  It’s a talent).

We knew we would be in for a good time and we knew the only logical answer was to tell him we would be there.

We arrived at his place and discovered he and some other friends were already in the pool.  Judging by the various beer cans strewn about, they also appeared to have started the party without us (although I still contend a party doesn’t start until I arrive).

I immediately headed to the pool house to grab some libations and catch up with our friends.  I opened the refrigerator and this is what I saw:

At first I thought they were sliced lemons, which would go nicely with my Grey Goose, but upon closer inspection I realized they weren’t lemons, but Jello shots in a lemon rind.

Is that what it’s called?  A rind?

I was beside myself with joy.

Back CameraI decided to try one of them immediately.  After all, I didn’t want to be rude.  I was his guest and I was raiding his fridge to see what free stuff I could find.

What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t do a Jello shot (or three)?

They were delicious.  I decided to have a few more and bring them poolside for others to enjoy.  They were refreshing and alcohol laden, which are two of my favorite things.

I grabbed a couple more and sat on the edge of the pool.  It was like I was being healthy and eating fruit by the pool…if fruit was made of three parts gelatin and two parts vodka.  (If it was, I would eat a lot more fruit).

What kind of person comes up with this idea?  Obviously an awesome person.  I just didn’t know who would be brilliant enough to come up with this recipe.

Normally, if I’m motivated enough to make Jello, it’s done in a dirty bowl with cracks at the bottom courtesy of the time one of my dogs used it as a chew toy.

Don’t judge.  The bowl still works…just think twice about eating Jello when you come to my house…and watch for dog hair.

Back CameraDo you see these amazing Jello shots?  Look how perfectly sliced they are!

Upon closer inspection, I was amazed to discover there were no slices of skin on them, nor were there bloody lemon peels (or rinds.  Are we calling them rinds?).

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m pretty sure I would slice a finger straight off if I was going to slice up these lemon Jello shots.

Naturally, it would be my husband’s finger I sliced, and not mine.  After all, he would be the one holding the lemons while I sliced them.

After several Jello shots, a girl can’t be expected to hold the lemons steady.

Oh yeah, I may have forgotten to mention that when I make Jello shots I’m usually wasted on several of the shots by the time we get to the slicing portion of the recipe.

But everyone is like that, right?

recycleAs if these delicious gems of goodness weren’t already perfect, I realized there was another plus to them.  They are environmentally friendly!

You know my love of animals and of this beautiful planet (which is made even more beautiful by the presence of Jake Gyllenhaal and Andrew Garfield).

So with this recipe I can load up on liquor without feeling guilty about the environment.

I don’t need to be worried about filling the landfill with little Jello shots cups (mostly because when I eat these I will be too blitzed to think straight).

Actually,I’m probably helping the environment by doing Jello shots this way.  I am using biodegradable material for good use, while also supporting recycling.

I’m so considerate.

This is yet another way to give back to Mother Earth while drinking to excess.  Who knew being an environmentalist would be so fun?

The best lemon jello shotsDoes this mean I can stop shaving my arm pits?

Another bonus to these shots is that neighbors going through my trash (or just looking out their window to see me sprawled out on the lawn), won’t judge me for the large amount of plastic containers strewn about me and my body.

Rather, they will assume my drinking caught up with me and my liver finally gave out.  This makes for a peaceful afternoon nap on the front lawn…the perfect way to spend a Saturday.

What’s that you say?  Your neighbors don’t go through your trash?  Sure.

Whatever.  Keep telling yourself that, but do yourself a favor and go outside some night and see if your Us Weekly magazines are still in your trash can.

My guess is they’re not, as the nosy neighbor down the street wants to keep up with the Kardashians but can’t afford a magazine subscription (or cable…or the internet….those fricking Kardashians are everywhere).

So since I’m totally awesome and you guys are just dying to know how these Jello shots are made, I will tell you.  It’s actually fairly easy.  Here it goes:


1.  Cut several lemons in half. (You can also uses oranges, limes or watermelons)
2.  Scoop out the insides of each half lemon so it’s hollow.  (I suggest dumping the insides of the lemon into a large container of Grey Goose and water.)
3.  Make Jello as per the instructions.  (If you are making this for a party that I will be attending, please multiply the alcohol content by two.  Who am I kidding?  Multiply it by three.)
4.  Pour the liquid Jello into the halves, making sure not to overfill them.
5.  Place the lemon halves in muffin pans to hold them upright.
6.  Place the lemon halves in the refrigerator and allow the Jello to set.
7.  Once the Jello is done,  remove the lemon halves and slice the halves into smaller pieces.

Yes, it’s that easy.  I know.  Can you believe it?

And if you make this recipe, I will require you to bring over the equivalent of three whole lemons of Jello shots.

You didn’t think you were going to get this recipe entirely for free, did you?

33 Thoughts on “Nothing says Memorial Day like Jell-o shots!

  1. Awesome! I would have to arrive drunk and disorderly to your door, these wouldn’t survive the trip!
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  2. I saw these on Pinterest like 2 years ago, and my lazy ass has yet to make them…

    This summer. For reals. It’s happening.
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  3. I was just telling my husband this past weekend that I’ve never had Jell-o shots. That’s probably a good thing because I’m sure they would MESS ME UP in all of their jiggly alcoholic goodness.

    I don’t know why, but I kept waiting for a punchline, like they weren’t really jell-o shots but something else entirely…
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    • YOU’VE NEVER HAD JELL-O SHOTS?! What are you talking about?! They’re so good and so much fun, especially when made with whipped cream flavored vodka!

      The next thing you’re going to tell me is that you’ve never had pudding shots either. It’s like I don’t even know you.

  4. Ha… Sounds like a Plan!!! Have a great Day, Slu
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  5. This was absolutely hysterical. And extremely informative. Since I’ve never had a Jell-O shot, this post makes me really tempted to try one now. And, for you, I’ll make them environmentally friendly. Just give me the GPS coordinates of a drop point and you’ll receive your 3 lemons.

    • I can’t believe you’ve never had a Jell-O shot! I’m so glad I was the one who was able to introduce you to their goodness. When done right, they are amazing. The best is when they’re made with the whipped cream flavored vodka. The shots taste like heaven. Yes, like actual heaven.

      Pudding shots are also amazing, and the whipped cream flavored vodka is great on those too!

      I will send you out my GPS coordinates via courier pigeon, so as not to let the other readers know my exact coordinates. I shall send it in a scroll, that will have a clue written in invisible ink. I will then send another scroll with the next clue, and so on, and so forth.

      That should give you enough time to perfect the recipe, while still throwing others off our trail. It will also give that pigeon a lot of miles to fly.

  6. That pool is gorgeous!
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    • Isn’t his pool amazing? I’m in awe every time we go there. I will never understand why he’s friends with us….and he’s even been to our house, so he knows how lame it is. Maybe he just feels sorry for us. Yeah, I bet that’s it.

  7. Because I’m an enabler, I will try and strengthen your argument and say that if you stick with Vodka–which is really just a potato, ergo a VEGETABLE–you’re really having fruits AND vegetables in an environmentally-friendly shot of love towards Mother Earth poolside. Carry on, Saint Lisa!
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  8. Ok, Lisa. I just met you and so glad I did! So far the two posts I have read have been at pool parties. That right there says, this girl is fun! Then, the bathing suit tips and idea to hang with skinny people, and now jello shots! 🙂

    • I am a lot of things, but I can assure you I’ve never been accused of not being fun, so you may be on to something. I prefer not to take myself, or anything else, too seriously, which makes life so much more fun.

      I’m so glad you found my blog too! Hopefully I can give you some laughs and every now and then, a recipe involving liquor! 🙂

  9. Um… YUM!!! You are so lucky you have a friend that ROCKS the shots!!! I’m too lazy to even read the recipe let alone make them though… where does your friend live? Perhaps I will partake of his GLORIOUS GOODIES!!! lol
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    • This friend rocks everything he does because he’s fricking fabulous. My husband and I are still in awe thathe (1) likes us and (2) invites us to things and (3) doesn’t do 1 or 2 just to make fun of us.

      Okay, we’re not certain about the last one.

      And I can’t tell you where he lives, because I don’t share well, and if you find him, that will mean less goodness for me. 🙂

  10. Jello shots? Yum!!! Wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Congratulations!!


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  11. Yummy, yummy, yummy this is my kind of party!!! You are too funny, Lisa. Sounds like we’re going to have to do some jello shots next time you come down south for a visit!
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  12. I love jello shots and have had more than my fair share. But I always have to run my finger around the edge of the plastic cup to loosen the jello before I shoot it (I guess I could use my tongue, it’s probably cleaner than my finger). The lemon wedges would solve that probably – just suck and shoot! I am so making these for my next Pokeno night – I’ll send you an invite, Lisa.
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    • I also run my finger around the inside just to ensure I get the maximum amount of Jell-o shottage. (Yes, it’s a word.)

      Why would you waste part of the shot by leaving it in the cup? And more importantly, why would you make yourself look like an idiot, standing there felating the cup while others have already fingered the thing and moved on.

      You’re a dedicated woman, Dana, and I respect it.

      I await my invitation. I’ll bring cheese dip. (For me. You can make your own.)

  13. Sounds like a blast! I haven’t had a jello shot in forever.
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    • Well, if you want to celebrate your freedom, then you should make Jell-o shots immediately. After all, the title of my post says it all.

      Nothing does say Memorial Day quite like Jell-o shots. You don’t want to be anti-patriotic, do you?

      They’re delicious, I promise.

  14. These are excellent! I am definitely making them! Sköl!
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  15. Fun! Thanks for bringing these to share at the party this week. Hope to see you next week with another great weekend story.
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  16. OMG, Kelly, you are a STITCH! Count me in- who couldn’t use a daily dose of Vitamin C? (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

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    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the post! Sometimes I want to link up to your blog hop, but I don’t really write about DIY stuff, so I don’t want to impose on your blog.

      This was one of the only posts where I included a recipe, or really anything of use, so I felt like I could post it. Most of the time my posts are completely random, but hopefully funny!

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  17. Cathy on June 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm said:

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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