b52 jelly shots

Vodka Jelly Shots

Are vodka jelly shots the preserve of children and students or ar they a bit more sophisticated than that? As was pointed out by Kevin Liu vodka jelly is a method of ingesting alcohol  without having to taste it.

 By turning the vodka into a solid (okay, I acknowledge that vodka jelly isn’t actually “solid”) then it is possible to get it past the tongue and down the hatch long before the taste buds get a chance to sense it. This is perhaps why it is a favourite with bingers and those that don’t have much  liking of spirits, but intend to get plastered.

It’s a stuggle to get the vodka jelly to be as strong (in terms of abv) as straight distilled spirits – most reasonable attempts at jellies end up with a strength of 35-50% max due to the need for water to activate the gelatin… so thee is always going to be a place for the vodka jelly at a student party – but what about as a craft cocktail?

Well, there are no shortage of molecular bartenders that are taking the idea of the solid cocktail to a whole new level of sophistication – you can take a look here for a bit of inspiration.

They are always going to be a bit sweet if you use sweetened gelatine (packet jelly mix) but by using pure powdered gelatine then it is possible to make sour  vodka jellies. Acidity can be a problem  as this will prevent the setting of the gelatine  but experimenting is the only way to go!

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