POM Wonderful Cosmo Jello Shots
[Editor's note: Following the wonderful POM event last week and the New York City Wine and Food Festival, which POM was a proud sponsor in joining the fight to end childhood hunger by supporting Share our Strength and the Food Bank for NYC, we decided to use POM to make awesome recipes! Here's the first... looks delish!]
This recipe is not just your average jello shot — I want you to think jello shot with a touch of class and elegance. We’re adults now people. No more jello shots from dixie cups. No more jello shots made from nasty cheap vodka that tastes like gasoline. Opt for the fancy stuff — I used Luksusowa for this recipe (a very well priced Polish vodka) and it turned out great. The flavors were smooth and the pomegranate gave it a nice tang.
Everyone loves a cosmo so I opted to make Cosmo Jello Shots topped with fresh pomegranate and raw sugar. It gave the jello shot a surprising texture and made it very fun to eat. Thanks to the lovely folks of POM for providing the awesome pomegranate juice. I was feeling pretty goofy after shooting this post cuz I ate all the scraps…doh!
You can either put the jello shot in shot glasses or cut them out into individual circles from a sheetpan. I would recommend the shot glass method for a fancy dinner party and probably the individual cut-out circles for something less formal (plus it’s less cleanup!). Either way they taste the same and produce the same (party) effect .
Ingredients for POM Cosmo Jello Shots
- 2 packets of gelatin (1 tablespoon)
- 2 1/2 cups POM
- 1/2 cup good-quality Vodka ( I used Luksusowa)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- raw sugar for garnish
- pomegranate seeds for garnish
In a large bowl mix 1 cup of POM with 1 packet of gelatin, allow to sit for at least 5 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved. Meanwhile in a small saucepan dissolve the sugar and remaining POM and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling turn off the heat and mix with the gelatin mixture. Once thoroughly mixed, add the vodka.
Distribute the mix in shot glasses or into a 6 x 2 glass round pan. Place in fridge and allow to set for at least an hour. When ready to serve, garnish the shot glasses with raw sugar and top with pomegranate seeds. For the jello shots without glasses, simply using a 1/2″ circle cutter cut out as many pieces you can from your pan. Sprinkle with raw sugar and top with pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately and enjoy frequently
** it is easier to use a glass pan when making jello so that it pops out easier when it is done setting.
Interested in more POM Recipes? What about something fitting for the fall? Check out another one of my recipes! POM Mulled Cider!