Who doesn’t love a creamy, dreamy jelly shot?
Those of you who follow my blog may know that JSTK has an intern. While I joke about Intern Doug’s wide ranging duties – liquor shopping, mold polishing, apron ironing and mountains of dishes – his “internship” is no laughing matter. He is actually quite a brilliant self-taught mixologist and has come up with some splendid jelly shot recipes, the Grape Ape Jelly Shot being a case in point.
The Grape Ape started out as a simple recipe, based on grape vodka and Tom Collins mix, with a little soda for good measure. (I should mention that the brand of grape vodka we use has a purple tint, however many are clear, so supplement with a little food coloring if desired.) This in itself is a really yummy jelly shot. Doug, however, wanted to take his creation to the next level (or perhaps I should say ‘next layer’ in jelly shot speak) and added a creamy layer, which pushes the flavor profile straight over the gap to “grape soda”.
The creamy layer can be cut into shapes, as shown, or just added on top of the grape vodka mixture for a standard two layer jelly shot. Hope you enjoy the Grape Ape, whichever way you slice it, layered, square, or with lovely little floral shapes.
If you’re looking for more dreamy jelly shot ideas, here are some of my favorites:
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!