These sweet spiked treats aren’t quite what they appear! The wedges aren’t just pieces of fruit, but lemon-flavored jelly shots molded to look like the real thing.

Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 6 lemons, cut in half lengthwise
  • ½ cup lemon juice (from the 6 lemons)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 ½ teaspoons (2 envelopes) unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup citrus vodka

Method:

  • Cut around the edges of the lemon flesh to separate it from the peel. Scoop it out into a bowl and scrape the peel clean.
  • Place each clean peel into a jumbo muffin tin, or any container that will hold them upright, separate, and prevent spillage.
  • In a small sauce pan, combine the lemon juice, orange juice, sugar and water.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the mixture and let it sit for 5 minutes, until the gelatin is softened.
  • Heat the pan over medium heat, and stir until the sugar and gelatin are completely dissolved, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil.
  • Whisk in the vodka and remove from the heat.
  • To make it easier to fill the lemon halves, transfer the gelatin mixture to a large liquid measuring cup when cool enough to safely do so.
  • Fill each peel up to the top.
  • Transfer the tins of filled peels to the refrigerator for 6 hours, or overnight, until the gelatin is set.
  • Slice each lemon half into thirds and serve.


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