Well Dined

27Oct/158

Food ‘n Flix – Hocus Pocus (Candy Corn Jello Shots)

Well Dined | Candy Corn Jello Shots

This month's Food and Flix selection was Hocus Pocus, hosted by The Lawyer's Cookbook - a perfect flick for Halloween!  This movie came out when I was 8 years old, and I loved it.  I hadn't seen it in years, and it was interesting going back and watching it as an adult - I still found it to be a lot of fun.  I also noticed that the director was Kenny Ortega - aka the director of High School Musical, ha!  My favorite character is definitely Sarah Jessica Parker, she is so goofy and I love her singing in this film.  Amok! Amok! Amok!

Well Dined | Candy Corn Jello Shots

Anywho, I had been wanting to make candy corn themed jello shots for a while, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!  (Although, I despise actual candy corn - yuck.)  I didn't like a lot of the recipes out there using orange and lemon jello, the flavors just didn't seem right to me.  So I opted to start with a white liquor (Rumchata) and get my colors with food dye.  I added in some butterscotch schnapps for extra deliciousness, too.  I used equal amounts of each color, but that resulted in a really big white layer, so I have adjusted the amounts in the recipe below to better represent the appearance candy corn.

7Jul/142

Red, White, and Blue Sparkling Wine Gelatin Mold

Well Dined | Red, White, and Blue Sparkling Wine Gelatin Mold

I hope everyone had a fun holiday - we certainly did!  We grilled and played games (these ones to be precise) and watched Jaws (the original, duh).  My special contribution (because there always has to be one) was this gorgeous gelatin mold with champagne and fresh berries.  It is light, refreshing, not too strong, and totally gorgeous.  It looks really impressive, but it's actually pretty easy to make!

Well Dined | Red, White, and Blue Sparkling Wine Gelatin Mold

The base is sparkling wine (I used Prosecco), peach schnapps, plain gelatin, and a little sugar.  I'm trying to be really accurate in my title here, so I had to change it from "Champagne Jello Mold", which was my first instinct.  Jello isn't even a real word!  It's Jell-o, a brand name that got appropriated to mean all gelatin (like Popsicle or Coke, if you live in the south).