This was a recipe meant to emulate the culinary delight featured in China, IL: Canada Cakes. Unfortunately, as a pretty cool guy kindly pointed out to me, I goofed on one of the ingredients: I used cinnamon whiskey instead of Canadian whiskey. Don't let that discourage you, though! this is still a tasty little sumpin' that everyone ought to try!
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Step 1: Ingredients & Tools
- Fireball Whiskey (1.5 Oz)
- Oatmeal Stout (2/3 cup)
- Amaretto (1.0 Oz)
- Water (1/2 Cup Water)
- Unflavored Gelatin Mix (1 packet)
- Mixing Bowl
- Large Spoon
- Jello Shot Cups
- Liquid Measuring Cup (1 Cup) / Small mixing bowl
- Large Liquid Measuring Cup (4 Cups) / Large mixing bowl
Step 2: Mixing and Chilling Your Alcohol
Pour all of your liquid ingredients into a large bowl and place it in the freezer. This step is important because the gelatin mix will be boiling hot and if your alcohol is at room temperature it will partially evaporate making it significantly weaker.
Step 3: Mix Your Gelatin
Once your alcohol is thoroughly chilled you can start mixing your gelatin. Boil 1 cup of water, pour gelatin mix into your 1 cup liquid measuring cup (or small bowl), add your hot water to the gelatin and stir quickly and thoroughly. Make sure there are no clumps or strands in your mix. You may want to stir the gelatin mix with a slightly smaller spoon.
Step 4: Add Your Hot Gelatin to Your Chilled Alcohol
Once your gelatin is ready, add it to your chilled alcohol immediately and mix thoroughly.
Step 5: Pour Your Gelatin Into Jello Shot Cups
Once you are done mixing, start pouring your mixture into your jello shot cups. Then place them in the fridge. They should be ready for consumption in about 3-4 hours. I prefer to put my mixture in a large liquid measuring cup because it makes it easier to pour it into jello shot cups. Find a way that works best for you!
Step 6: Tips, More Info & Variations
Makes about 10 shots.
Tips and Variations
You may be wondering why the 1/2 cup of water is necessary. I found that the recipe was way too sweet if left undiluted. Although 1/2 cup of water may sound like a lot, it really does not detract the power of the alcohol to any noticeable degree. Feel free to adjust this to your liking.
If you are not sure how to tell if your alcohol is chilled enough, touch the bowl. If the bowl is freezing cold then the alcohol will be too!
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