{RECIPE} Fun for Cocktail Parties... Piña Colada and Mojito Gelées!

by Jillian Leslie on

Last week, Glam Media sent us a "party pack" filled with fun party supplies, and Bacardi sent us two bottles of their new Piña Colada and Mojito Classic Cocktails Light so we could style a "Shiny Chic" cocktail party.

We wanted to try something new, so we decided to make piña colada and mojito gelées! What's a gelée, you might ask? Well, it's fancy way of saying "Jello shot."

I highly recommend trying these at your next cocktail party! They were simple to make, looked great when we were done, and tasted delicious.

Here's how to do it...


1 cup pre-mixed cocktail 1 packet gelatin 1 tablespoon lime juice

For the garnish 1/4 cup shaved coconut 1/4 cup dried pinapple 12 bunch mint Zest from 1 lime


In a saucepan, add 1 cup of your cocktail and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Stir in one packet of gelatin.

Stir the mixture in the saucepan over low heat until the gelatin completely dissolves - about 5 minutes. You don't want it to boil (or even simmer) or the alcohol will evaporate.

Lightly oil a silicone mold, and wipe out any excess oil. We used a silicone brownie square mold for the square gelées, and a silicone mini muffin pan for the round gelées. We filled the molds with a baster, but you could also use a measuring cup to carefully pour the mix. Put the molds in the refrigerator for 2 hours, or until the gelatin has solidified.

Makes approximately 12 gelées

We left them in the fridge until we were ready to serve, then we carefully popped them out. A few stuck so we used a knife to loosen the edges. Next time we will add a little more oil to the silicone trays so they slip out more easily.

We garnished the piña colada gelée with a small piece of shaved coconut and dried pineapple, and we garnished the mojito gelée with some lime zest and a small mint leaf.

To keep it simple, we served our gelées with plantain chips and macadamia nuts.

I have to briefly discuss the cool party pack we received. It included:
  • Cream and black napkins from West Elm
  • Shiny silver napkin rings from Crate & Barrel
  • Silver bowls and a silver tray from CB2
  • Rhinestone tea lights from Z Gallerie
  • Cocktail picks from Williams-Sonoma (which we put out with the gelées but was a cheat because you couldn't pick up the gelées with the picks, you had to use your fingers, or better yet tasting spoons :))
The napkin rings were these pretty silver loops, so I wanted to find something interesting to do with them. I ended up wiring them together with an antique pearl and crystal necklace and draping them from the lighting fixture in our dining room. It made for this cool effect.
BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is a new line of low calorie, ready to serve cocktails. At less than 95 calories for a 4-ounce serving, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails Light is available in Piña Colada and Mojito flavors and is made with natural flavors, real juice and pure cane sugar. Whether enjoying a favorite cocktail after a long day or throwing a party, BACARDÍ Classic Cocktails deliver classic cocktail taste that’s a hit with friends, won’t add inches to your waistline and won’t take all day to prepare.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Bacardi via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Bacardi.



  • Fantabulosity J

    Fantabulosity J wrote:

    We had these mojito gelees, at a fiesta party this past weekend. They were amazing! See party here: http://sweetpeapartydesigns.com/fiesta-housewarming-party Thank you!

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    Jason P wrote:

    really awesome ideas gelees goes well in boozing