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Football season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about tailgating. If you’re celebrating Labor Day as the fall kick off for football, you’ll want to give these Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots a try. They are so easy to make! Not only do they taste great, they also give you some fun booze before you get your football on at home or in the stadium’s parking lot.
Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots are perfect for football season!
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You can make these LIT jello shots ahead of time, and they pack well in a cooler. Just be sure to travel with them in the cooler in your trunk. The cleanup at the game is a breeze too! If you’re using little plastic containers with lids, just drop them in the nearest recycling bin, and voila! No mess!
Let’s make some jello shots. Just like the drink, these jello shots are strong, so you don’t need a lot to feel a buzz. This recipe makes 20, but you can easily halve or double it depending on how many people you’re serving.
If you’re making these for tailgating, you’ll need containers with lids. I like these recyclable souffle cups with lids. They hold 2 ounces, and are just the right size for these shots. When I get these, I like to get a few packages of 100 so that I have enough for the whole season. These do a nice job:
Ingredients you need for Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots:
- 16 oz Coke
- ½ Cup Water
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 4 Packets Knox Gelatine
- ¼ Cup Tequila
- ¼ Cup Vodka
- ¼ Cup Malibu Rum
- ¼ Cup Rum
- Juice From ½ Lemon
If you’re watching your calories, you can substitute Coke Zero for Coca-Cola. I’ve also tried it with Diet Coke, but it tastes better with Coke Zero as a substitute.
Make it a mocktail
We like to offer non-alcoholic versions of our cocktail recipes. In this case, when you leave out the alcohol, you’re really just making Coke flavored Jello. So I recommend that you add some flavored syrup to give it more fun flavor. Adding a half cup of grenadine or vanilla simple syrup gives it some flavor so that you still have a fun jello mocktail shot.
How to make Long Island Ice Tea Jello Shots:
In a medium pot, combine the coke, water, and sugar. Mix, and then sprinkle the gelatine over the top. Heat the mixture slowly over medium low heat just until the gelatin and sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat, and add in the tequila, vodka, rums, and lemon juice.
Pour into small containers with lids, and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until you are ready to serve.
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Long Island Iced Tea Jello Shots
- 16 oz Coca Cola
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 4 packets Knox Gelatine unflavored
- 1/4 cup Tequila
- 1/4 cup Vodka
- 1/4 cup Malibu Rum
- 1/4 cup White Rum
- 1/2 Lemon juiced
- In a medium sized pot, combine the Coke, water and sugar.
- Mix well.
- Sprinkle gelatin over the top.
- Heat the mixture slowly over medium low heat until the gelatin and sugar has dissolved.
- Remove from heat, and add in the tequila, vodka, rums and lemon juice.
- Pour into small containers with lids.
- Place containers in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until you are ready to serve. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for some other great summertime drink recipes, check out our favorite fruity margarita recipes roundup.
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