Monday, May 16, 2011

Island Pineapple, Coconut Oolong Tea infused, White Rum, Tequila Jello Shots

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I woke up on Sunday morning and did what every self-respecting wife and mother of a 2 and 4 year old does....

...I made homemade buttermilk biscuits, fluffy scrambled eggs and a hand cut fresh fruit salad...... 

......Island Pineapple Jello Shots!

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Now before you go judging me, "Oh dear, that is just not right???!"

Please hear me out...

When The Food Hound hosted a giveaway from The Spice and Tea Exchange in Asheville NC on her fabulously witty, gastronomically addicting food blog ...and I was the lucky winner...the wheels began spinning...

What can I do with coconut tea leaves other than brew a delicious pot of tea?

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After some intense brainstorming...it was she who birthed me some 30 + years ago who said...

"Why not tea infused, island pineapple jello shots?"

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Um?  Have you done this before Mom?  Not simply tea infused "jello" she clearly said... "jello shots!"

It was as if the WHOLE WORLD began to make sense!

So like A GOOD DAUGHTER who listens to her mother... I found THIS JELLO SHOT RECIPE on line substituted the boiling water with 1 cup super hot Coconut Oolong Tea... used 1 cup Bacardi Rum, 1/4 cup Agave Tequila...

...and got a stirring!

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Four hours later...we had jello shots.

I tried JUST ONE because you can't be a food blogger and not test the finished product...

Coconut, Pineapple, Tequila and Rum topped with a garnish of mint...a daiquiri, margarita and mojito all mixed into one!  What's not to love?

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16 comments:

John Kaminski said...

How did they taste and are they tailgate worthy?

Design Wine and Dine said...

Totally delicious!!!! Yes Tailgate approved!

Jenn said...

I would never judge...all I thought was... WHY didn't I think of that?? :) I bet those were fantastic!

Clint said...

YES!---perfect for dessert after eating the biscuits 'n eggs (and sausage). Hee hee.

Mary said...

Those are pretty close to perfect :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

I bet they were great! My favorite flavors all in one. I'm so glad you sampled them first, can't trust a food blogger who doesn't eat/drink her own creations! lol

Pegasuslegend said...

this is pure genius love it!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

very fun

Karen said...

I think our moms need to hang out! They sound like kindred spirits! Can we do a double date with our moms???
These look fantastic...I haven't had jello shots in ages, and last time I did, I'm pretty sure they were in dixie cups! I like this version better. Much classier! ha.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this sounds just brilliant!!

Nuts about food said...

You are a smart one! Hehe

Joanne said...

My roommates and I had a party about a year ago where we featured crazy fun jello shot flavors...these would have been a welcome addition. And yes, it's always good to listen to your mom/ Especially when she advises jello shot making.

funsimplesweet said...

YUM! i love jello shots! these look great :)

Nicole said...

Wow! i bet you had to hide those from the curious kiddos! They do look "yum!"

Jay said...

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Magic of Spice said...

I want, I want! I have not had jello in years and this tempts me to re-explore it's potential :)