How to Make Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots

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If you're a fan of mixed drinks, you've likely had your fair share of Long Island iced teas. But have you ever had it in the form of jello shots? Made with four different liquors and fresh lemon juice, these shots are the epitome of a party treat. One batch makes about 16 shots, but you can easily double or triple the recipe.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups cola (any brand)

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1/4 cup gin

  • 1/4 cup tequila

  • 1/4 cup vodka

  • 1/4 cup light rum

  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin (.25 ounce each)

  • Small lemon wedges (optional)

  • Vegetable oil

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One mini liquor bottle (50 milliliters) is about 1/4 cup.

Step 1

Before starting, lightly grease condiment containers or small plastic cups with vegetable oil. This will help the jello shots slide out easily.

To prepare the lemon juice, squeeze one lemon until you have about 4 tablespoons of juice. Set aside.

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Step 2

Add the cola to a small pot and sprinkle the gelatin on top. The cola will fizz and foam; this is normal. Place the pot over low heat.

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Step 3

Heat until the gelatin dissolves, about 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk frequently to break up the foam and prevent the gelatin from settling. If the mixture starts to boil, reduce the heat.

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Step 4

After 5 minutes, the cola should be free of foam. Remove the pot from the heat. Add lemon juice, water and all four liquors. Mix well.

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Step 5

Let the mixture cool slightly. Transfer into a heat-safe cup with a spout, so it's easier to handle. Pour into the greased containers.

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To make jello shots in fun shapes, use a silicone mold. You can also pour the mixture into a greased baking dish, then slice the jello into cubes. The total number of shots will depend on the size of your containers.

Step 6

Cover the shots and chill for at least 4 hours, or until set. Garnish with lemon wedges and enjoy!

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