Watermelon Gem Jello Shots

Oh hi summer weather.

Like 90 degree, don’t even try and do you hair, melt your jello shots weather. We are looking at five straight days of this kind of heat here in DC.  A perfect time to talk about things that beat the heat. Like hydrating fresh watermelon.

Or not so hydrating boozy watermelon jello shots! I made them for Austin’s non-birthday party, birthday party.  (More photos of that coming soon)


My mom got this mold free with a Jell-O purchase a long time ago at the grocery store. I’ve been staring at it in my pantry trying to figure out what the heck I could make with it. 

Eeeeeeeee! Guess what?!

I can finally give you a little peek into my jello shot cookbook! You know it’s been driving me crazy to have to keep it a secret.

Okay, so like I said before all the chapters are organized around every reason you could possibility have to have a partay! Fourth of July? I got you. Birthday? No problem. Cinco de Mayo? Si seniorita.

Anything you can imagine … it’s there! 70 amazing boozy creations.

Look at those DONUTS with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles!


There are some classic That’s so Michelle jello shots revamped, like these bomb pop shots.


And these s’mores. Gahhhh! You guys know I’m obsessed with s’mores.


And of course dozens and dozens of new recipes like the donuts above and these peaches and cream jello shots in real peaches (one of my favorites) and so many more!

Peaches & Cream 1

So what do you guys think so far? Have you pre-ordered yet? It’s available now: Amazon / B&N / Target / Indiebound / Indigo

ALSO, because I am so excited and this is such a big deal (once in a lifetime!) I decided to do a giveaway of all of my favorite things. None of this would be happening if it weren’t for you and I want to thank you!

Favorite Things Giveaway

1. A signed copy of Jelly Shots: A Rainbow of 70 Boozy Recipes!

2. Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars. Have you guys ever had these? Strawberry Cheesecake, brownies, cookies and cream … all of the best things ever stuffed inside a chocolate bar. Heaven. I hide them in the top drawer of my dresser. Don’t judge.

3. SPARK! You know how I feel about this stuff. I couldn’t do half the things I do without it.

4. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen my polka dot Fitbit bracelet a million times. I get so many compliments I decided I want to give you one too!

5.  A set of Libby mini shot and dessert glasses. They come with those adorable little spoons too. Perfect for all the jello and pudding shots you will make from my book!

6. A full year subscription to my favorite foodie magazine, Food Network Magazine.

7. A box of Knox. Because it’s a jello shot staple, you will need it.

8. A set of mini cookie cutters for cutting out perfect jello shots!

9. A jar of THE BEST PEANUT BETTER IN THE WORLD. Because you don’t need a reason to eat peanut butter.

All of these things are paid for by me and not sponsored. <3 Here is how you enter:

1. Leave a comment below telling what you are looking forward to most about this summer. Make sure you enter a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

2. Share this post on Facebook and tag @Thats So Michelle (so it links to my Facebook page) 

This giveaway will be open until June 9th! I will announce the winner in this post and email you as well. Good luck! 

AND THE WINNER IS:  Karissa Carr. Check your email girl. Congrats! 

Boozy Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Shots

You guys, you guys, you guys. OMG. I can’t stop eating these.

It’s Memorial Day right now and Austin is napping and we still have plans to go to a water park when he wakes up and I have to stop. eating. boozy. coffee. dessert shots.

But it’s soooooo good and my little man has been such a tornado today.


I was going to make a jazzed up version of a Vietnamese coffee but then I saw these mouthwatering photos on Pinterest of “Coffee Jelly“.

I decided that I had to try it. Especially when I saw that the creamy part is sweetened condensed milk. I could eat that stuff all by itself with a spoon (maybe I have). And because I am who I am … I added booze! Yes. Yes. Yes.

Red White and Sparkling Blueberry Punch

You guys, it’s time… time for outdoor summa, summa time drinking! Who is ready for the long weekend already?


You probably won’t believe me when I say I am not a big drinker (I know, sounds crazy, look at my blog) but it’s true. But those one or two perfect cocktails that set the mood, that’s what it’s all about and summer time drinks are my favorite.

Actually, Nick and I were just trying to figure out where our “happy place” is right now. We were invited to Dave Matthews Band concert for next weekend and three years ago I would have said YES YES YES but instead here was my thought process:

Life Lately: What happens instead of blogging!

Gahhhhhh.  Another “Life Lately” post.  I know, I know you guys want boozy recipes! I really, really wanted to make a jello shot for Cinco de Mayo. (See how far behind I am? It’s almost Memorial Day) But I got a little busy.

And by that I mean drinking watermelon margaritas, eating smores, tasting wine and hanging out with Cookie Monster and my bestie from college.

Life is tough lately. Here is what happens and why I don’t blog: