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Brilliant New Game Combines Jenga and Jello Shots

 

Watch out Beer Pong. Make way Hungry Hungry Hippo. There’s a new game in town that is both part drinking game and part board game. Introducing the Tipsy Jello Shot Tower.

According to PopSugar, this tipsy version of Jenga is the “perfect Summer party game.” And we don’t disagree. Created and sold by Minnesota-based  Stone Point Custom Woodwork, the game is just like its drier predecessor except several pieces feature jello shot slots (see above). So, if you pull one such piece, you get a treat.

The Tower comes in two sizes, a Little Tipsy Tower ($79) and a Double Tipsy Tower ($89). Both come with jello shot cups with lids, and a jello shot recipe card (not that you need one) and laminated rules for how to play (not that you need those).

Both versions are currently sold out, but you can sign up to be alerted when the game is back in stock.

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Whole Foods Will Be Selling Jello Shots Made From Our Favorite Cocktails

Whole Foods is finally coming around to the idea of being cool, and we love it!

It’s time to get yo jelly on at Whole Foods with these new premade jello shots! If you’re at all like me, you’re an idiot when it comes to cooking anything, so premade jello shots are right up my alley. These little cups of liquory goodness will be a success at any holiday party.

There are even more flavors on the way!

Ludlow’s Cocktail Company, the company Whole Foods is teaming up with on the project, has jello shots available by different cocktails, rather than simple flavors. These include: Fresh Lime Margarita, Meyer Lemon Drop, Old Fashioned, Planter’s Punch, and arguably the best cocktail of 2015, the Moscow Mule.

Unfortunately, the wobbly alcoholic treats will only be sold (initially) at Sherman Oaks West, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Encinitas. However I don’t doubt that they will be sold nationwide in just a matter of time.

I mean, who doesn’t love eating to get drunk?

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Upgrade Your Drinking With These 10 Edible Shot Glasses

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Throughout your college career, you’ve probably searched the web for fun cocktails to serve at a festive gathering. Now you can go beyond finding an impressively tasty drink by also enjoying its impressively tasty container. These edible shot glasses and drink combinations are delicious ways to celebrate any occasion.

 

1. Air Heads

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Photo by Dannah Strauss

These chewy treats are surprisingly easy to mold into various shapes. Just wrap the airhead around a shot glass and tear a piece to stick on the bottom. This waxy exterior prevents liquids from being absorbed so fill it with any fruity alcohol your heart desires.

 

2. Marshmallows

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Who would’ve thought that a delicate marshmallow could become a useful shot glass? Stick a fork in the marshmallow and roast the surrounding sides until crispy. Set the slightly toasted marshmallow on a plate and let the side you stuck the fork into implode. Let it harden and then pour in any decadent drink, like vanilla liquor or Bailey’s.

 

3. Gummies

Photo courtesy of candywarehouse.com

Photo courtesy of candywarehouse.com

You’d have to be pretty dedicated to mold these sweet thangs, but you can buy them at a variety of candy stores and online. Coming in a variety of colors, the gummy glasses can be divided so you and your friends can each have your own flavor. This is definitely a grown up way to eat candy (or an immature way to drink).

 

4. Cookies

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Dominique Ansel is clearly king of the delicious cookie shot; buttery, crumbly, and chocolatey, who could ask for more? Serving with ice cold milk for the youngster in you makes this a beautiful treat but serving with chocolate liquor is a bit more innovative for those who want to bring the cookie shot out to play.

 

5. Chocolate

Photo courtesy of houseofchocolates.com

Photo courtesy of houseofchocolates.com

Chocolate anything, always. This is no exception when it comes to getting your draaank on. Just melt your fav chocolate in a sillicon mold, put in the freezer and chocolate shots are within reach. Adding vanilla vodka or Bailey’s caramel creates a combo that’s perfect to end any meal and start any pregame.

 

6. Cucumbers

Photo by Dannah Strauss

Photo by Dannah Strauss

Refreshing in any salad, or chilled glass of water, but who says cucumbers can’t enhance our early morning drink endeavors? Cut about 2 inches long of a cucumber, scoop out the inside with a spoon, and add bloody mary mix. You now have the right to hashtage “#sophisticated” when you Instagram these babies.

 

7. Ice cream cones

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Photo courtesy of tablespoon.com

For those of you who still love childhood sweets, coat the inner bottom half of a wafer cone with chocolate, wait for it to harden in the freezer and it’s underratedly the same size as a shot glass. Pinnacle whipped, sorbet flavored alcohol, or a boozy milkshake simulates an adult version of your favorite ice cream sundae.

 

8. Candy canes

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Though these are definitely enjoyed the most during the holiday season but these pepperment shot glasses combined with spiked hot chocolate or any chocolate drink gives you that desired peppermint bark flavor. Candy cane shot glasses can be found in many candy stores or specialty holiday shops.

 

9. Ice

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Photo courtesy of tailgatingideas.com

Adding water or flavored water to a shot glass mold is an easy way to form a shot glass for the alcohol you regretfully forgot to refrigerate.

10. Strawberries

Photo courtesy of Buzzfeed

Photo courtesy of Buzzfeed

For all those light weights out there, scooped out the inside of medium sized strawberries to make a perfect container for flavored Jell-O shots (that you can eat a ton of and still make it to the bar).

Shots, anyone?

Written by Dannah Strauss for Spoon University

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Samoa Jello Shots in September, Because F@#K Seasonal Logic

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Seasonal food items are the worst. Pumpkin, peppermint, Girl Scout Cookies. Who are you, food industry gods, to tell me when I can and can’t have my damn Samoas? If you’re sick of the waiting game (or, alternatively, the non-waiting game that brings us pumpkin spice lattes the last week of August), it’s time (yay chronology jokes) we fought back the best way we know how.

With alcohol.

Caramel, coconut cream, chocolate sauce, toasted coconut, chocolate chips, rum and gelatin are all you need to deliciously protest our nation’s arbitrary food availability. Yes you can have Girl Scout Cookies in September. No, you don’t have to pair them with Candy Corn Oreos. Luckily, jello shots are perfect all year round.

Peep the recipe for Samoa Jello Shots over at My Jello Americans.

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Way Better Than Candy: Cadbury Irish Crème Egg Jello Shots

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What, it’s been two whole months since we last had a Jello shot recipe up on the site? That’s just unacceptable.

Kind of like discovering that some people actually leave carrots out for the Easter Bunny on Easter, resulting in better treats found in their Easter eggs. No wonder all my friends kept finding $20 while I was always stuck with measly Hershey’s Kisses.

Luckily, we’re grown-ups now and totally in control of the quality of our Easter celebrations, which would arguably be vastly improved by whipping a batch of these Cadbury Irish Crème Egg Jello Shots by The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn (hellooo, mouthful).

Made with cocoa powder, Irish crème liqueur, sweetened condensed milk and food coloring, these little darlings are pretty much guaranteed to be better than the real thing. Almost.

Check out the full recipe and photos here.

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Do Want: Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

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It’s officially summer in winter here in Orange County at 81 degrees Fahrenheit. As we bemusedly shed our coats, the Foodbeast staff couldn’t help but drool over these Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots from Michelle over at That’s so Michelle. The sugar and lime garnish just screams lets-all-lounge-under-the-sun in intoxicated sugary bliss. All that’s missing is a petite umbrella for that extra oomph.

Once again, the lovely lady who brought us Cherry Pie Jello Shots and Gingerbread Man Jello Shots shows us that you can add booze to just about anything. Hey, we are definitely not mad at that.

Peep the recipe here.

H/T + PicThx That’s so Michelle

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100% Bacon Patty, Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos, and the Most Read Foodbeast Articles of 2012

It’s been a year full of quirky food news, led by several food hack revelations that had the web in an uproar.

The top story of the year surfaced back in August, when we realized that ketchup cups could fan out to allow for a better surface for dipping. It was also the year of the shocker, as evidenced Southern California burger chain Slater’s 50/50 launching a burger with a 100% ground bacon patty topped with a thick cut of bacon, a sunny side up egg, “bacon island” dressing and bacon cheddar cheese — which subsequently got nationwide attention.

Here’s a list of the most read Foodbeast stories from 2012:

  1. So Apparently, We’ve Been Using Ketchup Cups All Wrong

  2. So Apparently, We’ve Been Using Tic Tac Containers All Wrong

  3. IDEA: Baked Avocado and Egg

  4. Don’t Have Sex With Olive Oil As Lubricant — Or This Can Happen

  5. Caramel Apple Jello Shots

  6. Lime-A-Rita, Bud Light Puts Margarita Flavors in a Can

  7. Slater’s 50/50 Debuts a 100% Ground Bacon Burger

  8. So Apparently, We’ve Been Eating Cupcakes All Wrong

  9. Quidditch Pong

  10. First Look at Cool Ranch and Flamas Doritos Locos Tacos from Taco Bell

 

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Sweets

Pop Your Cherry: Vodka Red Bull Jello Shots

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Keeping a few maraschino cherries in the refrigerator to kick the creeping sweet tooth never hurt anyone and neither did surrounding it with Vodka Red Bull gelatin for a little pick me up. So, if you want to sub out the virgin jello shots you’ve been keeping in the refrigerators as an after-school treat — well, you still can. As a diversion, of course. Keep the stiff ones for yourself on the top shelf for dessert.  And because of the stem they’re easy to pick up, making them the perfect adult-party favor, too!

Hello weekend!

Get the full recipe at That’s so Michelle.