For those of you who can’t get enough gelatin in their gin, we’re back with another post and another type of “Jelly Shot.” Today we take a look at a slight variation on the Tom Collins: the Bees Knees. There’s many cocktails that have different names with only a change in one ingredient. If you swap the sugar/simple syrup in a Tom Collins for honey, then you have the Bees Knees.
These are slightly sweeter, and have a warmer mouth feel. Honey doesn’t just sweeten, but it adds a little richness. While the cocktail is vastly different due to the change of one ingredient, the Jello shots are slightly different. But definitely more robust.
Again special thanks to my friend Laura who so kindly made the shots [which were excellent] and documented the process with precision [also excellent].
Bees Knees Jello Shot
2/3 cup lemon syrup
1/3 cup honey
2/3 cup gin [and again, we used Pinckney Bend for our jello shots]
Ingredients of Bees Knees shots: Lemon syrup (still not salsa), honey (shown twice because I measured it before I took this picture), gin, gelatin, cookbook.
Adding a little food coloring so you can tell the Bees Knees and Tom Collins shots apart.
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Not too long ago, as a coda to the summer long celebration of gin that David and I called “50 States of Gin,” I held a little “get together” among friends to enjoy some of the great craft gins that had taken over my kitchen. The gin wife is kind and loving, but she will only tolerate 60+ bottles of gin for so long. So reviews having been written, there was only one way to properly pay homage to great American distilling. Spread the word!
My friend Laura helped me out in this celebration of craft gin by creating three different kinds of Jello shots. She was so kind as to share me pictures of the process and the recipes so you too can enjoy the wiggling, jiggling taste of gin and jello together once again.
For the record, we made the shots with Pinckney Bend Gin.
The ingredients of Tom Collins Jelly Shots: Lemon Syrup (stored in an empty salsa jar; there’s no salsa in these), club soda, cookbook, gin, plain gelatin, simple syrup, loaf pan
Club soda and lemon syrup
Letting the gelatin soak
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