I love everything about Halloween. (Except scary movies. I hate those.) Every year, we gather up the kids and head over to my brother-in-laws house, since they have an amazing neighborhood full of Halloween spirit! It is always tons of fun for the kids… but recently a tradition has begun that makes the night a bit more enjoyable for the adults… TIPSY TABLES!
|Past tipsy table fun!!|
Along with all the candy and pumpkins, some people have started setting
up tables with fun drinks & shots for the grown ups. After a few
years, all the neighbors know each other pretty well and feel
comfortable doing this. So this year we are planning to join in on the
fun with our own tipsy table.
I am going to be serving up some spiked gummies and orange shots! Both
are single serve and easy to grab & go. (I didn’t want to be mixing
drinks or pouring cocktails or anything like that) I decided to use
Mike’s Hard Black Cherry & Mike’s Hard Mango Punch for all my
1 Cup Mike’s Hard Mango Punch
1 Cup Water
2 Packets Knox Gelatin
Did you know you could make Jell-o shots without Jell-o? Well you can, and they are actually REALLY good. You can create them using any kind of alcohol you want, fresh juices… really the combinations are endless. All you need is plain gelatin. Easy. I added a bit of orange food coloring to the water before I warmed it up, since I wanted my shots to be really orange. Just warm the water enough to dissolve the gelatin powder. Then pour in the Mike’s. (also, if you have never tried the Mango Punch… it is really freaking good. My new favorite!)
I bought the little shot cups at Party City, but they also sell them on Amazon
(affiliate link). To get the mixture into the cups without making a huge mess, use a turkey baster. You will get the same amount every time, and no drips or spills! I tossed a few little gummy skulls into half of them to make them more festive.
Gummies of choice
Liquor of choice
Soaking container of choice
(seriously… can I make this ANY easier for you guys?!)
Target had eyeball gummies and brain gummies, perfect for this Halloween treat! Just put the gummies into a tupperware or mason jar, cover with your alcohol of choice and let it sit in the fridge for a day or two. I did one batch with the Mango & another with the Black Cherry. (I also added an extra shot of vodka to both containers, just for fun)
To serve these, I’m using plastic tongs and setting out a few of the small cups I used for the shots. People can fill their cup with spiked gummy goodness and be on their way!
So why not bring a tipsy table to your Halloween festivities this year? Trust me, your friends & neighbors will thank you!