Not long ago I shared a card with you about three variations on the Moscow Mule, which you can see here. I decided that LA's record-breaking heat wave was reason enough to extend summertime treats like jello shots. Here's a sophisticated way of doing shots, the Moscow Mule way!
Moscow Mule Jello Shots
1 cup ginger beer
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin (about 5 1/2 teaspoons)
3/4 cup vodka
silicon ice cube tray
Squeeze 1-2 limes to get your lime juice and add that to a small saucepan with your ginger beer. Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top of the liquid (don't stir). Allow the gelatin to sit for 5 minutes. The gelatin will turn into a rubbery film on top. Turn the burner on to low-medium heat and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Be careful not to let it boil!
Use cooking spray or oil to lightly grease a silicon ice cube tray (wipe up any excess with a paper towel). Pour the vodka into a glass measuring cup or other container with a spout, add in the lime/ginger beer liquid, and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the ice cube tray and place it in the fridge for at least 4 hours until set.
Push your jello cubes out from the bottom side of the tray (slide a knife around the edges as needed), and you're ready to serve.
Once these are done, it's time to grab a tabloid, a bowl of these Moscow Mule nuggets and lap in the luxury of taking a "sick day" by the pool due to excessive heat! Enjoy!