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What's Trending in Cocktails: Triple Layered shot

Happy Memorial Day! It's the red, white and blue!

Memorial day is the day to remember those who have lost their lives for our country, however that may look to you. For me it is not only about those who fought for our country in fatigues, but also about those whose lost their lives supporting our country. As we see today, our heros and soliders come in many uniforms. Here at Trending in Design we salute you! For those solider's families who never came home, thank you for your sacrifice.

Here are a few suggestions of things to do:

Take a virtual White House tour with your family (Here's a link:

Watch your favorite military movie:

Saving Privae Ryan

Full Metal Jacket

Major Payne

Send letters to those who are serving our country

This is a nice way to keep those in service spirits up when they are not able to come home.

Have a BBQ

Enjoy good company at home keeping the social distancing rules in mind. Serve upthis jello shot!


Package of blue Jello

Package of red Jello

2 packets of Knox gelatin

1 cup of coconut milk

1cup sugar

3 cups of vodka or alcohol of choice


jello shot cups


Set up your shot cups. I tend to line them up on a tray for easy transport. I used 2oz cups for this shot. Make sure you have a tool to pour the jello, it can be messy.

Shot recipe provided by:


  1. In a bowl add 1 cup of boiling water to the red jello, stir well until dissolved, let cool a few minutes.

  2. Add 1 cup of alcohol stir.

  3. Pour into jello shot cups, spreading evenly across the cups so there is a layer of red in each.

  4. Transfer to fridge and let them set. Package directions say 4 hours, I let mine set overnight so they would be extra firm before I added the next layer! If you skip this step, your colors will mix when you add the next ones and you will no longer have a layer effect! If you are rushed I would let them set at least 30 minutes.

  5. A lot of red, white and blue jello shots use whipped cream as the white layer. The recipe I used has a white laye made with also contains gelatin and alcohol for a full on jello shot!


  1. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup coconut milk to a saucepan and sprinkle the Knox over it, allow it to dissolve for a few minutes.

  2. Turn on the heat to low and stir well, cooking on low until the gelatin is fully dissolved.

  3. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved then remove from heat.

  4. Allow to cool several minutes and then add 1 cup of alcohol

  5. Carefully add the white layer to your red layer in each cup. Make sure you allow this layer to cool before pouring or they layers will mix. But, if it's cooled enough you can pour it (slowly!)

  6. Transfer to fridge and allow to completely cool and set (same as the red layer)

  7. Note: be sure to use clear alcohol or white liquor for this step so it stays white!


  1. In a bowl add 1 cup of boiling water to the blue jello, stir well until dissolved, let cool a few minutes.

  2. Add 1 cup of alcohol (I used regular vodka), stir. Allow to cool several minutes.

  3. Add the blue over the white layer, allowing time for the white layer to cool and firm before pouring in the blue.

  4. Transfer to fridge and allow to set.

When serving at an event that children are invited to, please make sure to mark and Identify which drinks are kids drinks and which are for adults only.

Drink responsibly, wash your hands, and stay safe!

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