The prettiest, most vegetarian and vegan-friendly jello shots you’ll ever see. Or taste.
- 4 small oranges halos are great!, halved and insides removed
- 1 c. pomegranate juice
- 1 tsp. agar agar powder not flakes
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 3/4 c vodka
- 1/ c water
Whisk together pomegranate juice, sugar, water, and agar agar powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until powder is fully dissolved, continuing to whisk occasionally.
Remove from heat, add vodka slowly, stirring thoroughly
Place orange halves upright in a small plastic container or dish. You want them to fit together snugly, but not be smashed in. Pour juice mixture into orange peels, careful not to over- or under-fill. Allow orange halves to rest on the countertop until almost solidified. (Agar agar is solid at room temperature.)
Once filling is nearly solid, move wedges to refrigerator until completely chilled (about 2 hours). Carefully remove halves from container and cut into wedges with a sharp knife.