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    • singlehouseholder
    • By singlehouseholder 26th Oct 06, 7:15 PM
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    Vodka Jelly, how the dickens do you make it?
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:15 PM
    Vodka Jelly, how the dickens do you make it? 26th Oct 06 at 7:15 PM
    Evening!!
    I'm having a Halloween party on saturday night, insert evil laugh . 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!
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  • Quackers
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:26 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:26 PM
    I've never made Vodka jelly so please take no notice of the comments I'm about to make

    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

    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
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    • singlehouseholder
    • By singlehouseholder 26th Oct 06, 7:31 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:31 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:31 PM
    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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  • Quackers
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:35 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:35 PM
    Look what I found

    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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    • furndire
    • By furndire 26th Oct 06, 7:41 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:41 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:41 PM
    Try this link, brilliant vodka recipes including toffee vodka - students I think http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=25795&highlight=vodka+jellies
    • furndire
    • By furndire 26th Oct 06, 7:44 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:44 PM
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    • 26th Oct 06, 7:44 PM
    You beat me to it Quackers. Looks good don't it.
    • pavlovs_dog
    • By pavlovs_dog 26th Oct 06, 7:47 PM
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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

    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
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    • mrbadexample
    • By mrbadexample 26th Oct 06, 8:00 PM
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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
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  • Lillibet
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    • 26th Oct 06, 8:05 PM
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    I made it many many years ago

    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 We all lived at least
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  • purpleimp
    I made it many many years ago

    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 We all lived at least
    by Lillibet
    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.............
  • linzibean
    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
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 27th Oct 06, 8:58 AM
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    I do know if you put too much in, it's hard to eat! And it doesn't set properly.

    However, if you make it right (like I did once), you'll find your dad guzzling it at 1am on a Saturday morning not realising what he was eating!
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  • point3
    Here's the science bit...alcohol has a lower melting and boiling point than water. To get your vodka jellies to set then, try less alcohol and more water (but keep the total amount of liquid the same) and try putting them in the freezer rather than the fridge.

    Having said that, the last ones we tried still turned out gloopy - too much vodka methinks
    • singlehouseholder
    • By singlehouseholder 27th Oct 06, 9:50 AM
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    thankyou all, you stars!!Like the idea of putting jellysweets in, might do that pavlovsdog, thankyou- see if i can find some jelly eyeballs or maybe worms, am going to pour the cooled jelly into shot glasses ready for eating/drinking? Going to attempt to make it tonight, as its on my "to do before day of party" list, and I'm so anal I almost live by lists. Hey ho, here's to getting merry on jelly!!I'll let you all know how I get on!! Thanks again!! ( will thank properly on home pc- works won't let me thank?)
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    • mrs baggins
    • By mrs baggins 27th Oct 06, 12:27 PM
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    I once had a house party and got a little drunk and so guests were helping themselves to ice cubes from the freezer and adding them to drinks. What i couldnt tell them was that it wasntfrozen water but bottles of white wine i had frozen for some reason or other in the ice cube trays! Everyone was very merry at the end of the night!
    • dannahaz
    • By dannahaz 27th Oct 06, 12:33 PM
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    I've just had a look in my fabulous Vodka Cookbook, by JOhn Rose. I'm assuming it's OK for me to post this recipe because I am fully crediting the source.
    110g (4oz) strawberry jelly, 225ml Vodka (He actually uses lemon peel vodka, but i'm sure it doesn't matter).

    Mix jelly with 450ml (16floz) boiling water, as packet instructions
    Stir in half the vodka, pour into a 12x20 tin. Refrigerate until firm (about 4 hours)
    Dip the bottom of the tin in warm water for 15 secs, then cut the set gelatine into 1 inch squares
    Serve in chilled martini glasses.

    There are no instructions on what to do with the other half of the vodka, so I don't know if its an error or if you just drink it!
    • singlehouseholder
    • By singlehouseholder 29th Oct 06, 4:55 PM
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    Vodka Jelly, praise be it worked!!!
    Yo!
    Just thought I'd post to let you know how I got on with me Vodka Jelly following on from my post for help. I melted the jelly in the microwave and added 1/3 vodka, and just under 2/3 cold water. Ater inspiration from Pavlovs Dog, I popped a jelly baby in each shotglass,then filled with jelly mix. Day after all done! Let me tell you they went down a storm. Here comes the kick.The jelly tasted fine, so went down a treat, but, that was 'cos the greedy jelly baby drank all the vodka!! Choice was let it all slip down your throat, as exectued by one of my brothers, or as I chose, neck the jelly but chew the baby!! It was well strong!! I managed 2 but my pig of a sis had three and nearly barfed the last baby back up
    All in all they went down a storm!! Give it a go, its a great talking point!! Thanks to all those that offered help too
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  • chardonnay
    sounds fab
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    • V.Lucky
    • By V.Lucky 29th Oct 06, 8:49 PM
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    One of those jelly worms that Haribo do is good in the middle of them too instead of the jelly baby.
  • phlebojacki
    vodka jelly
    Hi, im having a halloween party too, and i was gonna try vodka jelly..but looking at this forum,its not as easy as i thought:rolleyes:.. im gonna put my jelly in oranges,made to look like little pumpkins,wiv squashed up vodka jelly in them..so it looks like brains..so i dont suppose it matters much if it dont set right happy halloween
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