This is the most perfect "for the holidays" thing ever!
Think you've gotten too old for jello shots? (Or maybe you're like me and my friends who believe you're never too old for them?) You have to reconsider your position because Ludlows Cocktail Co. is reinventing the wheel and it's fantastic. I was not surprised to learn one of the co-founders, Freya Estreller, was part of the brain trust that blessed the world with Coolahus Ice Cream. But one night, a light bulb -- and Freya teamed up with her friend Ethan Feirstein.
"We immediately began experimenting... making our favorite classic cocktails in jello shot form. We brought our edible cocktails to dinner parties instead of the usual bottle of wine and were struck by how much people freaked out over them. Seriously. And we’re 30. We had to make this happen. We had to make a jello shot worthy of our adult selves!"
Voila! Jello shots on demand! Or "Jelly" shots in this case. Peel off the top and enjoy. You don't even need to refrigerate them (although, in my experience, they're even yummier cold). What an awesome thing to grab for New Year's Eve! Amiright or what? (Right now all of the people I'm hanging out with on New Year's Eve are very excited, I'm sure.)
If you're thinking "they don't sell these in my hood" you'd be wrong. They do. I wondered as well but a few clicks into the website's store locator later, I learned they are sold all over the damned place and I was somehow missing them. A five-pack is only about $12. COME ON!
They come in five, wonderful flavors. I tried them all because I believe in providing my readers with well-rounded, thoughtful reviews. *hiccup!*
- Fresh Lime Margarita (legit - tastes just like it!)
- Meyer Lemon Drop (the least "boozy" tasting, if you like)
- Old Fashioned (the strongest, in my opinion - quite bourbon-tastic!)
- Planter's Punch (this one is my favorite)
- Moscow Mule (this was a close second)
They are crafted like the best cocktails are - with premium liquor and natural flavors.
Jello shots for grown ups. Genius. How did no one think of this sooner?
- Ludlows Cocktail Co. official website
- Follow them on Twitter and Instagram
- Like them on Facebook
- Awesome write-up on them from the LA Times
Added bonus - Saucey, the alcohol delivery app (yep, this is a real thing, too, grown ups - get on board!), delivers Ludlows Jelly Shots. You're welcome, internets. And HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Disclosure: I was provided with product in exchange for my honest review, which you just read. Unless you scrolled straight down to this disclosure, in which case, you're kind of missing the best part, buddy. And special thanks to Ludlows who had to wait for me to recover from food poisoning so I could even try the jelly shots. Because even I have my limits.