Jaymee Sire(d) Triple Crown Jello Shots for the Belmont Stakes
We were lucky enough to have Jaymee whip up a Belmont themed Jello shot before she jetted off to Nashville to cover the NCAA Baseball Championship Super Regionals! To check out more of Jaymee’s fantastic recipes head over to eisforeat.com!
Unlike the Kentucky Derby, which has the classic Mint Julep, the Belmont Stakes has an identity crisis when it comes to the race’s official cocktail. For the last two years, the official drink has been the “Belmont Jewel,” which is bourbon, lemonade and pomegranate. Before that, it was the “Belmont Breeze,” which calls for bourbon, sherry, orange, cranberry and mint. And up until 1998, it was the White Carnation (significant because of the flowers that adorn the winner). The ingredients for that drink are: orange juice, vodka, peach schnapps, soda water and a splash of cream garnished with orange slices.
So when BLS asked me to come up with a jello shot version fitting of a Triple Crown bid, I just had to go OG. Plus, it tastes sort of like a fuzzy navel, which is a win in my book. Good luck to California Chrome!
Triple Crown Jello Shots (White Carnation)
1.5-2 envelopes unflavored, plain gelatin (depending on how firm you want your shots to be)
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 cup peach schnapps
1/4 cup cream or sweetened condensed milk
orange slices, for garnish
In a square baking dish, spray a light coat of non-stick cooking spray and wipe out with a paper towel. (This will leave just enough residue to help dislodge your shots later).
Pour a cup of orange juice into a small saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over the top and allow it to soak in a minute or two. Heat on medium, stirring constantly, just until gelatin dissolves and remove from heat.
Pour in vodka, schnapps, and cream or sweetened condensed milk. Pour into prepared dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
When you are ready to serve, either cut into squares or use small flower-shaped cutters to create mini-carnations. Garnish with orange slices and serve!