|Watermelon Mojito Jello Shots in Lime Wedges|
|hollowed out lime shells.|
|fresh mint steeping in the jello mixture|
|look at those colors... it screams summer doesn't it??|
|wittle baby watermelons.|
For the Watermelon Mojito Wedge Jello Shots:
1 ½C Fresh Watermelon Puree (strained of pulp into a juice)
4 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin
½C Fresh Lime Juice
Pink Dye, Optional (to make them a little brighter)
4 Stems of Fresh Mint Leaves
1C White Rum
Fresh Minced Mint, For Garnishing
Homemade Black Raw Sugar or Watermelon Pop Rocks, For Garnishing
1. Preparing the Watermelon Mojito Jello: In a pot, combine the watermelon juice and sugar over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin. Add the lime juice and 4 mint stems (with leaves). Allow that to steep for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mint stems and stir in the rum if using.
2. Prepping the Limes: In the meantime hollow out your lime shells (we used roughly a large bag of limes for all the jello filling). This is probably the hardest part of making these. I used a small sharp knife to carve around the inside of the limes and then a melon baller to scoop out the centers. If the insides don't look perfect don't worry! Mine looked far from perfect. Be sure to leave the limes cut in halves until after the jello has set, then you can slice them into wedges.
3. Finishing the Shots: Fill each lime shell with the jello mixture and sprinkle in some chopped fresh mint (from the remaining leaves on that 3rd stem). Place in the refrigerator and allow them to set for at least 3 hours. Cut into wedges and finish by garnishing with fresh chopped mint and a sprinkle some black raw sugar (or watermelon pop rocks if you are feeling crazy) for the “watermelon” look.
source: mojito jello shots.