"Whip up a round of these bright red cocktails for a true holiday treat!"
1 ¼ cups water
1 3-ounce box strawberry Jell-O
¾ cup vodka – add more if desired
1 whipped cream container
red food coloring (optional)
12 shot glasses
Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan or tea kettle. Pour into a 4-cup bowl and stir in the Jell-O until dissolved. Stir in the vodka. Add a drop of red food coloring, if you like a deeper red.
Fill each shot glass—or plastic, lidded shot containers, if you’re heading to the lot—about ½ full, leaving enough room for a fluffy, white layer on top. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
Smooth a hefty spoonful of the whipped cream across the top of each glass to resemble the rim of Santa’s cap. Delish.com goes one better. They cleverly smoosh an upside-down strawberry into the fluffy white layer and add a dot of whipped cream on the tip for a much better simulation of the iconic cap.