Vodka Gelatin Fish Bowl
With the Summer unofficially started and the warm weather here to stay (hopefully) I am all about refreshing drinks, and fun party ideas. I was surfing the net for a good tutorial on how to make gelatin fish bowls and came across one on Martha Stewart that inspired me. I did not use her recipe because I wanted to make something fun for the adults, but I did like the idea. I figured the soon to be released Finding Dory was a good excuse to have some adult fun!
Sure, my kids are excited to see Finding Dory too, and I guess I am sorta happy too. I loved Finding Nemo even though it was kinda sad..what can I say? I am a total movie sap! Anyhow, since the New Years, I’ve had this bottle of Pinacle Vodka Red Licorice staring at me.
I loved their Red Fish flavor but I couldn’t find that at our local store so this was the next best flavor. Anyhow, I thought it would be perfect for gelatin shots eventually, but when I came across this Vodka Gelatin Fish Bowl is really caught my eye, and I had to make it.
However, don’t let these cute photos fool you. This project was quite the adventure and almost was a Pinterest Fail. Those bubbly marshmallows? I thought they’d stay at the bottom of the sea. Most of them melted with the hot liquid, hence the cloudy look, and yes they floated to the top. Oh, and those two fish you see at the bottom of the “sea” those things legit sank faster than my heart when I see my electric bill.
My best advice is to have patience, and not add the marshmallows until your gelatin is cold but not fully set.
Oh, and when you want to add your fish…make sure your gelatin is firm for at least 6 hours.
You’ll want to use a sharp knife and BBQ skewer to adjust them properly.
Vodka Gelatin Fish Bowl
- 4 packets Gelatin Can sub for 2 boxes of blue raspberry variety.
- 1 cup Marshmallows
- 10 Red Fish
- Pinnacle Red Fish or Licorice Vodka
- 1 toothpick of Wilton Sky Blue food gel
- Prepare the gelatin according to the package instructions. Just use Vodka wherever water is called for. You could also sub in half flat lemon-lime soda and half vodka if you do not want this ocean to "rock your world".
- One done, add to your fishbowl, and chill for one hour before adding the marshmallows. They will float.
- After the gelatin is almost fully set, 4-6 hours, add your red fish. A sharp knife and BBQ skewer with help you to adjust your fish…don't eat too many.
Janeane Davis says
This looks like a fun thing for adults to have at a party or when just hanging out at home.
Elizabeth Lampman says
This will be great for my girls night i have coming up. I am excited to make some to try. It looks delicious.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This looks like a fun drink to serve for your next party. I will have to give this recipe a try.
How clever is this! You really were thinking outside the box (I mean fish bowl) when you created this summery drink that grownups who have a sweet tooth will enjoy.
Jennifer Williams says
That turned out so cute. Love the adventure behind it – sinking faster then your heart when you see your electric bill – I needed a good laugh tonight! I will definitely have to try to make these for a 4th of July party I will be going to. Just have to make sure to keep them away from the kiddos!
Barb Webb says
Too cute! Love this for a fun “moms night out” idea. And I think a kid-friendly version would be a great hit, too, for birthday parties!
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
That is a really fun drink! I think I need to make a kid friendly one for my kids! They would love it.
That is such an awesome idea! I bet this tastes great too. I’m afraid if I tried making this my girls may try to eat it. I would have to put it up where they wouldn’t see it.
Kelly Hutchinson says
What a clever idea! This would be so much fun at a BBQ or other event. I am saving this for the 4th of July!
I have not had a fishbowl in… oh so long. This is a much cooler version than anything I have ever seen, love the sweedish fish!
Shauna Torres says
What a fun way to use vodka. This looks like so much fun… It would be fun for an adult party. I can’t wait for the movie
This looks AWESOME! I totally can’t wait to do this at a party! So much fun!
Robin Masshole Mommy says
So, this is one of the awesomest things I have ever seen in my entire life! Seriously – this is brilliant.
Mandie Stevens says
OMG this looks so awesome and swedish fish are my favorite. I need to have a party just so I can make them :D
Jenna Wood says
I don’t drink much at all, but I have heard of Swedish Fish vodka, and this looks just like something I’d serve to my guests when entertaining. These definitely are fun!
Guess who won the internet for best alcoholic beverage recipe? Ding, ding, ding! That’s right. It was you! That looks seriously amazing.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
This is absolutely the best use of vodka I’ve ever seen. That is such a fun adult treat!
Melissa Lawler says
What a fun drink idea! I love this and I can’t wait for Finding Dory!