Watermelon Vodka Jellies

Monday, May 27, 2013

It's my favourite season in Spain at the moment....Watermelon season! My greengrocers is piled high with a million different types of melon and I think I've already consumed five whole sandías to myself. Predrinks this weekend therefore quite conveniently took some fruity inspiration; we had Pimms, watermelon sours and these little babies, Watermelon Vodka Jelly Shots. They look impressive but they're ridiculously easy to make.

To make 24 you will need:

1 sachet of Watermelon jelly (I used the brand Royal which I found in Carrefour in Spain)
100ml Vodka
300ml Water
6 limes

First you need to take the flesh out your limes.This is surprisingly difficult. You need a very sharp knife and a lot of patience. First cut the limes down the middle vertically then snip the white strip at each end which holds the flesh in. Now using a knife, spoon and possibly your hands start scraping as much out as you can. This definitely needs time dedicated to it, or a legion of helpers. When they're done, lie them as flat as possible in a muffin tray for the filling.

Now boil 200ml of water in a pan and add the sachet of jelly, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. 

Take it off the heat and add 100ml of vodka and the remaining water (cold).

Carefully fill the limes with jelly mix to the brim. Clear a space in the freezer (about an hour to set and a nice cold frosty lime) or in the fridge (Probably around 3 hours to set) and leave them to set.

Take them out and cut each half into half again and serve!

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