It was an Earth day party and my assignment was jello shots. I realized that the last few times we made jello shots, we used small plastic cups with lids, like the ones for condiments. But this wasn’t a fill the landfill party so I needed a better way to serve jello shots with out the cups.
Resolution number one was to half and hollow out apples, using the apple as an editable cup. We halved all the apples we had left in the house and removed the seeds, dropping them into a lemon ice bath as we went along. Then I doubled back with a melon baller to scoop out the apple cup, saving the apple insides for the second stage. After all were scooped and I had a nice blister, they all went back into the ice bath until I was ready to fill. I juiced the apple insides to make a fresh apple juice. I would use this as my mixer with the last of an apple liquor (probably about half a cup each).
I prepared the boiling water and cherry jello mix, then added my apple cocktail. I poured everyone into their apple cups then realized my death-defying balancing act ahead of me. I had decided that these bad boys would chill in our downstairs refrigerator. Which was a flight of stairs, two underfoot cats, and three closed doors away. So, it didn’t all stay put, but most of it did. Hours later we sliced the halves in half again. We found that the half apple was just too big to be a jello shot. I liked the way they looked sliced better anyhow.