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Watermelon vodka jelly shots

Watermelon vodka jelly shots

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus chilling
  • Easy
  • makes about 15 watermelon wedges

If you're throwing a summer party these are sure to be a big hit! Cut into wedges and pass round

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal86
low infat0.1g
saturates0g
carbs7g
sugars6g
fibre0.2g
protein2g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 2kg watermelon , halved lengthways
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 20 gelatine sheets, soaked in cold water
  • 300ml vodka

Method

  • STEP 1

    First, use a serrated knife to cut around the flesh of your watermelon halves. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to remove all the flesh, including the pips, into a large bowl. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Strain the pulp through a fine sieve into a large bowl to extract all the juice. You should be left with about 800ml of watermelon juice. Meanwhile, put the watermelon halves in a medium roasting tin lined with kitchen paper. Make sure the watermelon fits in snugly so it’s easily transferable to the fridge.

  • STEP 3

    Pour 50ml of the juice into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling, add the sugar and leave to dissolve for 2 mins. Once cooled a little, squeeze out the soaked gelatine leaves and stir through the warm watermelon juice to dissolve. Once fully dissolved, combine with the rest of the watermelon juice and add the vodka.

  • STEP 4

    Ladle equal amounts of the juice into each watermelon half. Transfer to the fridge to set for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. When ready to serve, use a serrated knife to cut the watermelon into about 15 wedges. Serve with a warning: these contain lots of vodka!

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Recipe from May 2016, May 2016

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Rating: 4 out of 5.2 ratings
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