If your college experience was anything like mine, chances are you've downed a Jell-O shot or two in your day. Heck, you may have even had a pudding shot or two, as well (trust me... sounds weird, is awesome). I mean, to be honest, I have witnessed friends playing beer pong with Jell-O shots.... Let's just say this never, ever ended well.
Needless to say, Jell-O shots are popular because they're tasty, fruity, laced with alcohol and easy to make. However, they could stand to be a little more eco-friendly (no need to waste dozens of Dixie Cups!) and a little easier to take down.
Enter: The Orange-Wedge Jell-O shot.
I can't say I'm the first to make this shot, but I stumbled it across it online and was blown away by the creativity, the ease and - most of all - the cuteness. Those are all bonus points with me - and the end result will be bonus points for you with your friends.
First, round up about 4-5 large navel oranges.
Slice these oranges in half.
Then scoop out their innards with a spoon, pumpkin-carving style.
Next, whip up your orange-flavored Jell-O according to box directions, but instead of cold water, substitute cold vodka. I left mine in the freezer overnight to chill.
Now, I bought this Whipped vodka on a whim - it was relatively inexpensive, and I'd heard great things about it from my friends at the bachelorette party the other weekend (these girls know their adult beverages, so I trusted their judgement). Also, I imagined they'd create a delicious Creamsicle taste when paired with the orange Jell-O. I was right. It was such a brilliant combo. I highly, highly suggest you choose whipped cream-flavored vodka when making these treats.
Next, pour the Jell-O mixture in the hollowed-out orange rinds. The easiest, most pain-free way to do this is to place the orange halves in a muffin tin - no spilling!
Then, let it all chill in the fridge overnight.
The next morning (or hours later), slice each half into three wedges, as you would with a regular orange.
Then serve, and enjoy!
I'm sorry I don't have the finished-product photo (except for the one above, where my friend Abby and I are stuffing our faces), but, trust me, they turn out something like this:
Just make sure you store them in a cooler if serving them outside! Otherwise you'll end up with lukewarm Jell-O Vodka Soup.... which, take my word for it, is not as refreshing as it sounds.