St-Germain Pomegranate Jello Shots

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.

I’m seeing “high-end” jello shots more and more (there are some AMAZING jello shots from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen ) – maybe jello shots are the next food trend?

St-Germain Pomegranate Jello Shots

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!”

   

32 Responses to “St-Germain Pomegranate Jello Shots”

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    Meghan posted February 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Very pretty!

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    Michelle posted February 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

    These are AWESOME! I am flagging these for a friend’s bachelorette party!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat posted February 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

    So incredibly adorable! Great idea!

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    Dan posted February 8, 2012 at 10:33 am

    you guys are so funny with your St Germain addiction.

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 8th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Just because I keep St-Germain nips in my purse doesn’t mean I’m addicted!!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted February 8, 2012 at 10:39 am

    LOVE these, Bianca. Seriously one of the best things I’ve seen on a blog in a while. Wonder if my husband will be up for shooting some of these with me for Vday :)

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 8th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Emily, your comment made my day :)

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    Elizabeth posted February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

    So cute! Though personally I would choose last year’s nutella fudge. chocolate > jello :)

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    Daisy posted February 8, 2012 at 11:04 am

    so cute and creative! why didnt we think of these for the st germain bash?!

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    Katerina posted February 8, 2012 at 11:09 am

    These are so cute little hearts! You have a very beautiful collection of recipes in your blog!

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 8th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Katerina, thank you for the nice comment! I hope you continue to read Confessions of a Chocoholic!

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    MelissaNibbles posted February 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    These are so fun and cute!

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    honeywhatscooking posted February 8, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    these are some gorgeous hearts for valentine’s day. yum!

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    Megan posted February 8, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I think it’s St-Germain day. And we didn’t even plan this! These are so cute!

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    Michelle Collins posted February 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    These are a fantastic idea for Valentine’s Day, or any sophisticated party!

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    Dana posted February 8, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    These are so much prettier than any jello shots I’ve ever made! In college, we used to “borrow” little ketchup cups from the dining hall and make horrid green jello shots for parties. I bet these are SO much better!

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    Erica @ In and Around Town posted February 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I am literally drooling at my desk – these look so tasty and are cute to boot – way better than the 151 I used in college!

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    Molly Galler posted February 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Bianca! These are so fun and beautiful! I love the Kate Spade tray. I’m not much of a cook, but this I can handle!

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 9th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      Yes, these are very easy to make! Let me know if you end up trying them out :)

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    Sues posted February 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    These are amazing! I love that classy jello shots are coming back! And I’m OBSESSED with that platter!!!

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 9th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Sues! And yes, the platter makes everything look even prettier!

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    Joanne posted February 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Super classy jello shots? I never thought I’d see the day. They have come a LONG way from my college party days of yore. And are totally the better for it!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted February 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Prettiest jello shots ever!

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    Kitchen Butterfly posted February 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

    they look absolutely gorgeous – I can imagine the depth of the flavour, with pomegranate having that sweet yet not sugary taste. Happy Valentine’s day. May we revel in love….lots of it and laughter!

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    Kelsey posted February 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    These are so adorable! But I had a question, my friends and I tried to make them yesterday (we have the silicone ice tray and everything) but they won’t pop out! Should we have covered it with something, is there an easier way to get it out?

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Hi Kelsey, I’m glad you guys tried this yesterday and I’m sorry you had trouble unmolding! I read somewhere that submerging the molds (with the jelly still inside) in warm water might help. If you’re going to attempt it again, you can also spray the inside with cooking oil, and then wipe it off with a paper towel (even after wiping with a paper towel, it would still leave a very thin film but shouldn’t affect taste). I had to use a little bit more pressure in some of the jello shots, too (thus the maimed hearts). Hope that helps!

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    Simply Life posted February 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    what a clever idea of using the pom juice!

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    Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) posted February 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    these are very fast approaching my award for cutest thing i’ve ever seen, ever.

    • Bianca Garcia replied February 12th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Heehee thanks Courtney! They are awfully cute.

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    Brittney posted September 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Hey Bianca! I am getting ready to make these to take to a friends house. I was wondering how much jello do i use? small box or big box? & how many does it make?

    • Bianca Garcia replied September 20th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Hi Brittney! I used the small box of jello. It made about 32 mini-shots (take note that the heart-shaped mold I used was pretty small, so each heart was about 1.5 inches)…

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