Lemony Blackberry-Vodka Gelées

  • FayeAmira Posted: 09/05/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious! Did take a bit of work, especially making a double batch. My fridge timing was closer to 2:00 hours vs 1:45, but it was a 9x13 tray. Still got the beautiful layering. I used raspberries and the result was just as yummy and visually nice. Lemons - definitely use fresh squeezed. Vodka - go cheap since the juice and sugar will take care of that. Berries - fresh is great but go frozen if you can score it cheaper. Do keep the berry puree you strain from the juice. Stir into yogurt, oatmeal, a good muffin batter, whole grain pancake batter, scoop up with a hot buttermilk biscuit... I used a pizza cutter and got cubes of different sizes. Next time I would try the trick with unflavored dental floss. And I have my leftover lemon and raspberry simple syrups in the fridge for future use, most likely to make sangria.

  • Gailzer Posted: 07/06/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made these for two bbq's. Big hit! Only issue was I couldn't get the blackberries to stay on top and look as elegant as the picture.

  • tpetricini Posted: 07/06/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    You know, these turned out perfect and beautiful, but the work required just wasn't worth the payout. They were very sour, but still a hit. It was just so ridiculous to put so much effort into it. They are simply an elegant jello shot, not meant for an average get together. I won't bother making them again, but it was fun to see it work out.

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