Moscow Mule Jello Shots

Yes Please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots (click through for recipe) I can vividly remember being out for drinks with Elsie and Emma about a year ago and hearing them order a drink that was unfamiliar to me—a Moscow Mule. I had no idea what the drink actually was, but the name intrigued me, and once I saw it brought to them in the shiny copper cups, I really had to know what this drink was. Thankfully, they are totally the kind of happy hour companions that let you try their cocktails, and it only took one sip of the sweet ginger drink to hook me. We’ve done a few twists on the classic cocktail here at the blog, but when I saw this Moscow Mule jello shot, well, let’s just say the word “genius” came to mind, and I was driving to the grocery store for ingredients before I even knew what was happening. I mean, hello, it’s two of our favorite things combined!

Yes Please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots (click through for recipe)Moscow Mule Jello Shots
slightly adapted from Domesticate Me

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

Yes Please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots (click through for recipe) 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!

Yes Please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots (click through for recipe) 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! I love the cubes presented in Moscow Mule copper cups, so I would suggest that as a serving vessel if you have them (or it’s just another excuse to buy some if you don’t!). Yes Please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots (click through for recipe) Yes Please! Moscow Mule Jello Shots (click through for recipe) Isn’t that such a pretty copper cup? I like my regular Moscow Mules a little more on the lime side, so adjust the lime quantity by using more ginger beer if you’re not as into lime. I know it’s hard to wait the long hours until your jello shots have set in the fridge, but don’t despair! You have all the ingredients to make a  liquid version of the cocktail right in front of you while you wait for the jello version to be ready. Cheers! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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Moscow Mule Jello Shots

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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! I love the cubes presented in Moscow Mule copper cups, so I would suggest that as a serving vessel if you have them (or it's just another excuse to buy some if you don't!).
  • 5 stars
    I followed this recipe but half the lime juice and added 4 oz of homemade strawberry rhubarb syrup (LOVE strawberry rhubarb mules) and they were just as food as the real deal.

  • Looks soo good, I wonder how it would look in my cocktai dispenser made by these guys here : http://www.thebeergiraffe.com/en/what-is-a-beer-tower/

  • I love this idea! Moscow Mules are delicious and I’m sure they would be even more delicious in a jello form! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Laura
    http://laurahager.blogspot.com/

  • I learned about the Moscow Mule at the Standard Hotel in NYC. We immediately purchased the tin cups online and started making them at home (and chilling the cup beforehand) – Deelish. And now this. WHAT! I’m a forever young baby boomer and the daughters are all millenials and home for the weekend SO NOW I WILL BE COOLEST MOM on the block with my girls this weekend serving up my favorite drink their style! thank you.

  • Haha! Laughing at Elsie’s comment to Emma.

    These look so good! Will have to try.

    Carrie
    www.wearwherewell.com

  • This looks DELICIOUS! I am totally trying this out. I will let you know how it works out 🙂

  • I love all your jello shot recipes. As a vegetarian, however, I am hesitant to use gelatin. I’ve heard using agar-agar flakes as a substitute; have you ever tried that?

    Allison /http://dirtandlace.com/

  • I loved your latest livestream, I really like listing to you guys! I read your blog every week day all the way from South Africa. <3

  • Ooh these sound so good. Might have to try this recipe for a paint nite party soon.

  • OMG! Saving this recipe for the weekend. Such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing x

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

  • This is right up my street! I Love a Moscow Mule.Really need one of they mugs in my life.

    Erin x

    Acertainlovelyblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • I’ve been loving moscow mugs thanks for sharing another way to use them http://www.hannamarielei.com

  • This is… I am speechless. My favorite alcohol drink has been turned into a jello shot, and I couldn’t be happier. You are totally amazing.

    Jessica // www.jessicarmyers.com

  • I have two very important questions-
    1. How are you so good at Jello shots? (woweeee)
    2. Why wasn’t I there when you made these….. 🙁

    -Elsie

  • OMG this is such a cool idea!!!! I had never seen this before and I’m stunned!! 😮
    This would be perfect for a girls night in don’t you think? 🙂

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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