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Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras Shooters


I would like to share a local gem that I found the other day.

Tucked away across the Shenandoah River, in Charles Town,West Virginia, is the Bloomery Plantation Distillery.  


I admit, I was a bit conflicted because I was thinking it was Whiskey and Vodka kind of back woods Moonshine making type of place. I have never watched "Moonshiners" on TV, but (to me) it really just brings up all kinds of negative stereo types.  
When we walked into the place, I was pleasantly surprised when I met the owners Linda and Tom and learning about  Limoncello. We learned that Limoncello is an after dinner cordial best served cold. Not just cold, but ICE cold! 


The Lemon flavors just burst in your mouth and the sweet fruit of the raspberry just helps turn it into a decadent dessert. We got to taste the five different Liquors and a few different ways. 
We added the Cello to Raspberry Sorbet and coffee! It was great!


So, we brought 4 bottles home and did a little experiment. 

I was making my King Cake Jell-o and reserved some jell-o for some shooters. 
I got these jell-o molds and went to work. 
I dissolved a 3 oz box of jell-o into 1/2 cup water then added 1/2 cup cold water.
I put 1 teaspoon of the Limoncello into the molds and then filled the rest of the mold with the jell-o.


I placed them in the fridge for a few hours and then had some great Lemon, Lemon Crema, and Lemon-Lime Jell-o Shooters with my hubby! 
(I put regular vodka in the grape shooters.)



Enjoy some Adult Jell-o!

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