Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2011
The frat-party favorite is all grown up.
Hot off the blogosphere, Palm (jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com) has cooks up great fun in the kitchen with her debut. Part chemistry and part mad science, with a healthy dash of hipster cool, Palm's springy step-by-step guide brings this beloved party shot to lofty new heights. Posing the question asked by famed cocktail website The Art of the Drink, “Is a Jelly Shot a bite or a beverage?,” Palm encourages readers to find out for themselves. She rates each recipe from “Easy” to “Advanced” and offers readers the tools for getting creative with color, layering and shape as they gain confidence. Palm reinterprets classic cocktails such as the Tom Collins, as well as the newly invented Peanut Butter and Jelly Martini, providing jelly-shot options for both high- and low-brow tastes. She even includes a thoughtful section on pairings. Her recipes are well fleshed-out, making it obvious that each has been treated with love and care in their development. Illustrated with full-page photographs so polished and posh even Victoria Beckham would have trouble resisting.
A saucy addition to any mixologist’s library.
Library Journal, May 2011
"In the small subgenre of cocktail books, this guide stands out for its style. Palm’s gift for food styling and her sophisticated treatment of jelly shots makes her blog translate especially well to print. This unique title will appeal to spirits enthusiasts.”
Cosmopolitan UK, May 2011
“Forget slushy, slurpy vodka jellies – these shots have style.”
"…more than 60 recipes for boozy bites. Palm leaves the boxes of flavored Jell-O mix and small paper cups to the frat house; instead, she lets the liquor shine through by setting it with unflavored gelatin in a series of dainty molds. The results are gorgeous party-perfect jewels."
Michelle Palm started the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog in 2009 after many successful experiments with gelatin and alcohol. Michelle continues to add more gelatin cocktails to her repertoire, and her blog has received both local and national attention.
Loved this book. I have tried most of the recipes. They taste good and even better with my own twists.Published 1 month ago by Kcrafty
Recipes were difficult, and the ones I tried weren't very good.Published 1 month ago by Jan Killebrew
Great receipts, great price. Fast delivery. Shared at work, now everyone has to have their on copy, I purchased to as gifts. They loved the book.Published 5 months ago by Judy Coats
I bought this for a co-worker and she loved it! The book had nice pictures and easy recipes! Great gift!Published 6 months ago by Susie-Q
At some point, we all outgrow our hazy college days of consuming poorly made, overly boozy Jell-O shots. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tino
I can't cook. I can barely boil and I never did jello shots as a teen, I mean college student :-) This has been a hit through the holidays! Read morePublished 8 months ago by CE in WA
Made several of the recipes for a friend's 40th birthday. Super easy to make and were a complete hit at the party. People talked about the for months after. Read morePublished 8 months ago by AD
Be prepared for some STRONG jelly shots. We've made several of the recipes and they have all turned out well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Emily Bryan-Reeder
Some fairly complicated, but all attractive. I haven't tasted them all, of course, but they are fun to make and showy.Published 9 months ago by Lisa