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Vodka Jelly, how the dickens do you make it?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Evening!!
I'm having a Halloween party on saturday night, insert evil laugh:eek: . I have a bottle of Kiwi schnapps for ghastly green shots and I want to make Jelly shots to accompany. I have 1 packet of Rowntrees Strawberry jelly, (they were on bogof) and a half bottle of cheap vodka. I've looked on google but I'm not convinced as it seems to be a bit hitty missy. So, have you made it without it resembling gloop? Please give me your tried and tested recipe, I only have 1 go so want it to be right. Thanking you wonderful people in advance for your help!:beer:
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  • QuackersQuackers Forumite
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    I've never made Vodka jelly so please take no notice of the comments I'm about to make :o

    wouldn't you just add the same amount of liquid as usual but substitute some for Vodka ka ka?

    I make fruit in jelly for my girls and when I've melted the jelly in hot water I use the fruit juice from the tin of fruit to make up the rest of the liquid and never had any problems. It means my girls are getting the juice without realising it :rotfl:

    Oh, and can I come round for jelly? I like Vodka ka ka and I like Jelly. Actually, I'm not sure why I haven't made Vodka Jelly before :D
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  • I don't know if it has something to do with volume-density of the vodka in comparison to water or something?? I dont think its as easy as it sounds but going to give it a go!! Even if its rank, i'll just wait till folk are a bit tiddly then force it down their gullet. not that they take much forcing the drunkards!!
    Your more than welcome Quackers, the more the merrier- its fancy dress mind!!
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  • QuackersQuackers Forumite
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    Look what I found :D

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=272870&highlight=vodka+jelly

    There is talk of Vodka jelly making on this thread and a few other ideas too :)
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    Try this link, brilliant vodka recipes including toffee vodka - students I think http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=25795&highlight=vodka+jellies
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    You beat me to it Quackers. Looks good don't it.
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    ive never made it before (only eaten other people's attempts).

    ive only ever once had it where there was enough vodka in the jelly to burn the back of your throat :eek: :D

    unfortunately, i think it is mostly trial and error, depending on which jelly and which vodka you use. if it does go tits up, and isnt as firm as you would like, you could always add jelly sweets into the bowl. this is what me and my student pals have done in the past. suddenly, you no longer look like you have a bowl of badly set jelly, it looks like its supposed to be like that :rotfl:
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    ive only ever once had it where there was enough vodka in the jelly to burn the back of your throat :eek: :D

    So, perfect then? :think:
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  • Lillibet_2Lillibet_2 Forumite
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    I made it many many years ago:o

    I used proper jelly, not the crystals, and melted it on its own in a jug in the microwave then topped it up with room tempreature vodka but used only half the usual volume of liquid then shoved in the freezer to set. To be honest though, I was half cut by the time we served them & I have no idea what they turned out like:o We all lived at least:o
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  • lillibet wrote:
    I made it many many years ago:o

    I used proper jelly, not the crystals, and melted it on its own in a jug in the microwave then topped it up with room tempreature vodka but used only half the usual volume of liquid then shoved in the freezer to set. To be honest though, I was half cut by the time we served them & I have no idea what they turned out like:o We all lived at least:o

    that'd deffinatley the best way of doing it,the packet stuff doesn't set right, something about the vodka stops the jelly setting , we're off to a party tomorrow and I'm thinking about taking slimy frog spawn, tapioca made up, let to set, with a good glug of whatever bopoze you fancy, sourz, midouri, baileys maybe.............
  • DON'T DO IT!!!

    I made some monster alcohol jelly whilst on a boating holiday about 6 years ago.... we melted the jell in a sall amount of boiling water then added whisky, vodka, tequila and gin to it to make up the volume. No one else would touch the stuf so I drank the whole lot, leaving just a small amount in the bottom - which I never thought would, but had set by the morning!

    Needless to say, I was comatose from drinkign that, but was fine and dandy the next day!

    Though it's antics like that that have made me give up alcohol :p
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