Absolutely the best tasting tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!

Absolutely the best tasting Sweet Tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!

What is the first thing that comes to mind on a hot summer day? A glass of ice-cold aromatic Sweet Tea. I don’t know who invented it, but I’m sure glad they did. Now you can enjoy that Sweet Tea flavor in Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots. The South never tasted so good!

Absolutely the best tasting tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!
Absolutely the best-tasting tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!

Did you know that before prohibition, sweet Tea was heavily spiked with liquor and called punch? Try this twist on post-prohibition Sweet Tea in the form of a Jello Shot.

Don’t just serve Sweet Tea Jello Shots in the South. These easy and tasty Jello Shots will delight your guests regardless of where you live.

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Ingredients you’ll need to make Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots

Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shot Ingredients
Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shot Ingredients
  • Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
  • Limoncello
  • Simple Syrup
  • Gelatine
  • Black Tea

Of course, tea is essential. I’ve tried this recipe using teabags, steeping the tea, and black tea instant powder. Both are great; the powder is quicker. Find the instant black tea powder here.

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Jello-Shot Cups
Jello-Shot Cups

To make your Jello Shots, you’ll need Jello Shot cups. Click here to learn the differences between the 3 different styles of Jello Shot cups. I use the squeezable Jello Shot cups, the flat round Jello Shot cups above, and the square Jello Shot cups.

Large Spouted Mixing Bowl
Large Spouted Mixing Bowl

The second most important item is a large mouth mixing bowl with a spout. The largemouth mixing bowl with a spout makes pouring the liquid into the Jello Shot cups easy. I have seen ‘tools’ on Amazon that assist you with filling your Jello Shot cups, but the bowl with the spout works well. Of course, you may have a few drips here and there, but I need more drips to invest in a gadget.

How to make Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots

Place 16 Jello Shot cups on a baking sheet.

Gelatin can be tricky to work with when using it in a recipe. Pour the Firefly Vodka, Limoncello, and simple syrup into the spouted mixing bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin on top. The secret is to ‘slowly’ sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid. If you see the gelatin clump up, you spread it too quickly.

Gelatin soaking in Vodka
Gelatin soaking in Vodka

Let the gelatin mixture sit for 5 minutes. This is the most prolonged process in this recipe. If you do have some dry patches, don’t worry. These Jello Shots will taste so good nobody will care that some gelatin didn’t dissolve.

In the meantime, bring the water to a boil. Add the tea bags and steep, or use the instant black tea powder. You can get instant tea powder here if you need help finding it.

Option 1
I use black tea powder; it’s quicker. If using the black tea powder, mix the tea powder with the boiling water, add the hot Tea to the gelatin mixture, and stir for 3 minutes. You can find instant black tea powder here.
Option 2
If using the tea bags, steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags from the tea and squeeze out as much liquid from the tea bags as possible. Add the hot tea to the gelatin mixture and stir for 3 minutes.

Slowly pour the mixture into your Jello Shot cups and refrigerate for 2 hours before placing the lids on the Jello Shot cups. You can make these Jello Shots 2 days in advance and refrigerate them until ready to serve.

Absolutely the best tasting tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!
Absolutely the best tasting tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!

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Absolutely the best tasting tea around! Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots!

Firefly Sweet Tea Jello Shots

There is nothing like a glass of aromatic Sweet Tea on a hot summer day. Did you know that before prohibition Sweet Tea was heavily spiked with liquor and called punch?  Try this twist on post-prohibition Sweet Tea in the form of a Jello Shot. The South never tasted so good!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Jello-Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 Cup Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
  • 1/4 Cup Limoncello
  • 1/2 Cup Simple Syrup
  • 2 Envelopes Knox Gelatine 1 box contains 4 envelopes of gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Instant Black Tea Powder
  • 15 2 ounce Jello Shot Cups

Instructions
 

  • Place the 2 oz Jello Shot cups on a cookie sheet
  • Add Vodka, Limoncello and simple syrup to a large, spouted mixing bowl.
  • Slowly sprinkle gelatin on top of the Vodka and Limoncello mixture making sure to sprinkle it evenly across the top of the liquid.
  • Let the gelatin absorb the liquid for 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, boil the water.
  • Add the instant tea powder to the boiling water and stir.
  • Add the hot water and tea powder to the Gelatin mixture and stir until the Gelatin is dissolved, at least 3 minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into Jello Shot cups until they are 3/4 full.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours before placing the cap on the Jello Shot cups.
  • Serve Chilled. Can be made 2 days in advance.

Notes

Gelatin can be tricky to work with the first time you use it in a recipe. The secret is to ‘slowly‘ sprinkle the gelatin on top of the liquid. If you see it is clumping up, you are sprinkling too quickly. If you have some dry patches, don’t worry; ensure your water is boiling before adding it to the gelatin mixture and stir until the clumps are dissolved. 
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