When Life Gives You Jello Shots

It's early November, so a gingerbread latte, a cup of hot tea, or any beverage that ends with "nog" is right up my alley.

But remember the Candy Corn Jello Shots from Halloween? (recipe courtesy That's So Michelle)

It required ten orange rinds to make these jello shots, so I had to scoop out the inside of each orange.

My original plan was to scoop out the oranges directly into the trashcan, but my mom put a stop to that idea.

She didn't want all of those good oranges to be wasted.

I only wanted myself and my friends to be wasted.

So in went the vodka into the orange rinds, and out went the oranges into a Tupperware container.

A week later, I thought it a good idea to make Orangeade, only it's cold outside, so it doesn't quite hold the same appeal.

I'm craving eggnog, not orangeade.

Waste not, want not!

(I'm not even sure what that means, but it sounds like it might work right there.)

So here's the recipe I used from Taylor Takes a Taste.

Make the jello shots first. The orangeade is delicious, but the jello shots will rock your world.

Classic Homemade Orangeade
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (6 oranges or so)
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cooking Directions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, dissolve one cup of sugar into one cup of water. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved, creating a simple syrup. Turn heat to low.
  2. Add 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 6 oranges) and lemon juice to the simple syrup. Stir.
  3. Add 3 cups water. Remove from heat and stir.
  4. Pour Orangeade into a serving container and keep refrigerated. Serve cold over ice.