Tart Lemon Drop Jelly Shots


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 large lemons, cut into 8 wedges each
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar
  • 8 (.25 ounce) packages unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups lemon vodka
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat water, lemon wedges, and white sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until sugar is dissolved, mashing lemons often to release juice and oils.


  • Step 2

    Cook and stir lemon mixture for 5 minutes more, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Strain lemon pieces from saucepan.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle gelatin into saucepan.

  • Step 4

    Heat syrup and gelatin mixture over low heat until gelatin dissolves, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes. Pour lemon vodka into gelatin mixture and stir well.

  • Step 6

    Pour mixture into a 9×13-inch baking pan; refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours.

  • Step 7

    Run a sharp knife under hot water; cut gelatin into cubes with knife and sprinkle cubes with turbinado sugar before serving.

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