I once wrote a love letter…
…. to St-Germain.
You see, I love it so much that when the time came for me to create something for the Biggest Holiday of Love, I turned to St-Germain once again. And made jello shots.
I made them with pomegranate juice to give them a dark red tint. Used strawberry jelly to make them even sweeter. And of course, made them using heart-shaped molds. It’s for Valentine’s Day, after all.
Last year I made Nutella Fudge with Espresso Salt, but this year I wanted something a little more playful. And there’s nothing more playful than jello! Although, spiked with sweet St-Germain, and served atop a pretty pink Kate Spade platter, these jello shots have matured into something much more chic and sophisticated than their dixie cup cousins.
I’ve made many different kinds of jello shots over the years, but so far this has been my favorite. The pomegranate juice tastes almost syrupy, and there is the lingering almost-flowery flavor of St-Germain. And they turned out so cute! I bought my heart-shaped mold a long time ago (it’s actually an ice cube tray) and I don’t remember where I bought it, but you can buy silicone heart-shape molds in Ikea or Amazon.
Silicone is best so they’re easy to pop out once they set, but you’ll notice that I still broke a heart (sorry, dude, I didn’t mean to). That one on the right got pretty squished.
St-Germain Pomegranate Jello Shots
1 pack strawberry flavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pomegranate juice (I love the heart-shaped packaging and logo of POM juice, too)
1 cup St-Germain
You can prepare the jello shots by following the instructions on your gelatin mix, just replacing the water with the pom juice and St-Germain. Or if you don’t trust the box, you can do this:
Combine the water and pomegranate in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and sprinkle with gelatin, stirring frequently, until gelatin completely dissolves (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in the St-Germain. Pour into molds and refrigerate for at least four hours before serving.
This made more than the heart-shaped jello shots pictured above (I poured the rest in rounded silicone ice trays so they weren’t as cute or Valentine-y). You can also use shot glasses. Or even a baking pan, then just slice them into squares before serving.
Make something special for your valentine this year and try these St-Germain Pomegranate Jello Shots! They are so good that you might be tempted to channel your inner Evil Queen and gleefully say, “bring me more heart!”