"Spicy Watermelon Slices | Crafted Pour"

"Awhile back, I ran into this video by @starinfinitefood, where she made this. I thought it was so awesome, but I couldn’t get it to work for me. My flavors were wrong. My jello wouldn’t solidify properly. It wouldn’t cling to the rind.  I passed the recipe off to my mom—thinking I just sucked—as something she should make for her next get-together with her friends. She’s a whiz in the kitchen and from the all-things-jello generation, so I thought if anyone could get it right, she could. When she couldn’t get it to work either, I decided to tinker—the idea was too good to let go, and I’m nothing if not stubborn. After many tries, I finally got it to work using the recipe below, but with regular tequila. It was fantastic! But let me tell you, it was nothing compared to the nuance and fun of adding the heat of some tequila infused with habanero and serrano peppers! I’m still having so much fun with the tequila my friends at Fiero sent me, and this is my favorite! The sweet, summery watermelon hits first (with that boozy edge, so you know what’s up), then the light heat in the back of your throat—not enough to burn, just enough to add nuance and another dimension. I promise, this will be the hit of your first summer get-together—and probably all the rest of them, too! Thanks to @starinfinitefood for the recipe, @fierotequila for the wonderful tequila, and @ellainthenorth for being my taster and muse. I’ve included both the original and my tweaked recipe. Have fun!", "undefined", "Spicy Watermelon Slices",

"Ingredients"

Spicy Watermelon Slices By , Awhile back, I ran into this video by @starinfinitefood, where she made this. I thought it was so awesome, but I couldn’t get it to work for me. My flavors were wrong. My jello wouldn’t solidify properly. It wouldn’t cling to the rind. 

I passed the recipe off to my mom—thinking I just sucked—as something she should make for her next get-together with her friends. She’s a whiz in the kitchen and from the all-things-jello generation, so I thought if anyone could get it right, she could. When she couldn’t get it to work either, I decided to tinker—the idea was too good to let go, and I’m nothing if not stubborn. After many tries, I finally got it to work using the recipe below, but with regular tequila. It was fantastic!

But let me tell you, it was nothing compared to the nuance and fun of adding the heat of some tequila infused with habanero and serrano peppers! I’m still having so much fun with the tequila my friends at Fiero sent me, and this is my favorite! The sweet, summery watermelon hits first (with that boozy edge, so you know what’s up), then the light heat in the back of your throat—not enough to burn, just enough to add nuance and another dimension.

I promise, this will be the hit of your first summer get-together—and probably all the rest of them, too!

Thanks to @starinfinitefood for the recipe, @fierotequila for the wonderful tequila, and @ellainthenorth for being my taster and muse.

I’ve included both the original and my tweaked recipe. Have fun! Awhile back, I ran into this video by @starinfinitefood, where she made this. I thought it was so awesome, but I couldn’t get it to work for me. My flavors were wrong. My jello wouldn’t solidify properly. It wouldn’t cling to the rind.  I passed the recipe off to my mom—thinking I just sucked—as something she should make for her next get-together with her friends. She’s a whiz in the kitchen and from the all-things-jello generation, so I thought if anyone could get it right, she could. When she couldn’t get it to work either, I decided to tinker—the idea was too good to let go, and I’m nothing if not stubborn. After many tries, I finally got it to work using the recipe below, but with regular tequila. It was fantastic! But let me tell you, it was nothing compared to the nuance and fun of adding the heat of some tequila infused with habanero and serrano peppers! I’m still having so much fun with the tequila my friends at Fiero sent me, and this is my favorite! The sweet, summery watermelon hits first (with that boozy edge, so you know what’s up), then the light heat in the back of your throat—not enough to burn, just enough to add nuance and another dimension. I promise, this will be the hit of your first summer get-together—and probably all the rest of them, too! Thanks to @starinfinitefood for the recipe, @fierotequila for the wonderful tequila, and @ellainthenorth for being my taster and muse. I’ve included both the original and my tweaked recipe. Have fun! Ingredients: - Fresh Watermelon Juice (strained) - Fresh Lime Juice Instructions: Original by starinfinitefood: ½ mini watermelon, flesh carved out and puréed *remove all flesh to allow it to stick better. Juice of 2 large or 3 small limes ⅔ cup tequila of your choice 3 Tsp (30 g) unflavored gelatin 50 ml water * *Optional: recommended for sweetness to add ¼-½ cup of granulated sweetener of your choice before heating the juice * *for *true* margarita flavor add a couple shots of triple sec My variation: ½ mini watermelon, flesh carved out and puréed (about 30 oz strained) 2 oz fresh lime juice 1/3 cup sugar HEAVY ⅔ cup Fiero Habanero and Serrano infused tequila 2 1/4 oz Triple Sec Pinch of kosher salt 1 oz unflavored gelatin 2 oz water Mix the gelatin and water and set aside. Strain the pulp from the watermelon purée. Add the lime juice and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Let the temp come down. Add tequila and gelatin mix and mix until well combined. Pat rind dry. Pour into half of the watermelon and place in the fridge for 4-5 hours until it is set. Refreshing,Communal,Jell-O,Shot,Fruity,Spring,Summer