Boho Art Retreats & Lemon Drop Martini Jelly Shots

Well it’s happened.  I didn’t think it would, but it did.  I was asked by sweet Elaine Tolson of Tinker Verve to come to her farm and cook up a country picnic for her next retreat.  This will be my first shot at catering, and Elaine is sweet enough to give me a chance.  I know I won’t fail her.

Her event is going to take place on her farm near Chewelah, WA and will include a full day of laughing, friends and glitter.  Ummm, how can you say “NO” to those 3 combined?  Sounds like the trifecta of awesome girliness.  If you live in the Eastern WA area and are interested in attending, I’d give Elaine a call quickly as she’s going to be passing out the above flyer at The Farm Chicks Show this weekend.  Insert a bagillion girls who love to glitter and I’m guessing the day will be booked lickity split!  I’m really looking forward to a super fun day in the warm summer sun making really great food.  Come join me.

Who doesn’t love gelatin?  Ok, I know there are a few of you, but for the most part, you can’t go wrong with fruity, giggly, gelatin.  Now add in some vodka and ground up lemon head candies and you have yourself a cocktail in a cup!  Because I’m heading out “glampin” this weekend and because I love my girls, I thought I’d make a libation that traveled well, won’t slosh or spill and is easy to consume.  I bought plastic shot cups at the dollar store and filled them up with this lemony lusciousness.  The bad thing?  Stopping after a couple.  :)  If you’re having a party, you should give these a try.  Heck, even if you’re not having a party, you will be once you have a few of these.

Lemon Drop Martini Jelly Shots
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Ingredients
2- 3 oz boxes lemon flavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 cup lemon flavored vodka (Citron)
1 small box of lemon head candies
40 mini shot glasses

Instructions
1 Pulverize the lemon head candies using a blender or food processor until you have a sandy texture. 
2 Empty the gelatin into a large bowl.  Bring water to a boil.
3 Pour the boiling water into the gelatin and stir constantly to combine.  Let mixture cool for about 5-6 minutes.
4 Add the vodka to the gelatin mixture and stir to combine.  Pour into plastic shot cups or into a mini muffin pan. Refrigerate until firm.  Sprinkle the tops with some of the lemon head candy sand.

Note: Please eat responsibly and never ever operate heavy machinery while eating jelly shots.  You might drop the jiggly goodness.  This has been a public service announcement.

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