Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cooking Challenge Week 7 - Valentine's Day - Cherry Honey Shots

I suffered from no lack of options in planning my Valentine's Day dinner and dessert, but I was actually having a hard time settling on the final plan.  It wasn't until I saw Beth's strawberry champagne jello shots that I finally decided.  I've never made jello shots before, and haven't had them often--the few college parties I attended generally revolved around girly slushie drinks--so this seemed like a good time.

So she served me some inspiration, but I already had the bottle of wine I wanted to go with dinner, and the budget doesn't allow for another.  To the (tiny) liquor collection!

My beloved husband immediately suggested Barenjager, to which I readily agreed.  I chose cherry jello to go with it, though I'm sure any of the red flavors would do--what fruit doesn't go with honey?

Cherry Honey Shots
  • 1 3-oz. package cherry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup Barenjager (honey liquor)
  • 2/3 cup cold water
In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

Add the liquor and cold water and stir to mix thoroughly.  Pour into an 8x8 dish (to cut and serve as squares) or into individual small cups (to serve as shots).  Refrigerate at least four hours, preferably overnight, before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of honey liquor! Very unique take on the challenge! Hope your Valentine's day was filled with love and cheer!