Wow, just…wow.How clever are these wee cocktail wedges? Not only do they look amazing, they’re like a grown-up version of jelly shots!
These are guaranteed to impress at your next drinks and they’e easier to make than you might think.
I’ve converted the original recipe from Kirtsy.com for Vodka Sunrise jelly wedges into measurements I actually understand (oh, and I doubled the recipe…what?).
All you need are 2 oranges, 85ml grenadine syrup, 115ml ml orange juice, 115 ml water, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons gelatine and 170ml vodka.
Here’s how you make ‘em (best done day in advance, and you need to leave a couple of hours for the first layer to set).
Vodka Sunrise cocktail jelly wedges
1. Cut your oranges in half and scoop out the pulp. Nestle them into a cupcake tray for stability.
2. Put the grenadine (or cherry syrup, or cranberry juice) in a small saucepan, ideally with a little poury spout, and add 1 tablespoon gelatine. Let it ‘bloom’ for a min.
3. Heat the gelatine and syrup over a low heat, stirring constantly – don’t be lazy or you will get lumpy jelly – until the gelatine has dissolved (about 6 minutes).
4. Fill your oranges halfway (so you leave a layer for the orange). Set in the fridge to chill until set (about an hour).
1. When the red layer is set, combine the water and sugar in your small saucepan. Sprinkle the second tablespoon of gelatine over and let it ‘bloom’ for a minute again.
2. Heat over low heat, for about 6 minutes, until the gelatine has dissolved.
3. Take it off the heat and add the vodka. Pour into the oranges over the now-set red layer, so each one is full to the top. Chill until firm (preferably overnight).
There are two key points to remember when serving these: make sure the jelly is set, and use the sharpest knife you own.
Take your orange jelly halves from the fridge (Are they properly set? Good). Place the orange halves flat side down on a cutting board and slice into four wedges per half.
You should end up with 16 wedges, perfect for serving four.