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Specimen Jar Cocktails

Spooky condensed milk jello shots made to resemble brains and organs suspended in formaldehyde are the perfect Halloween cocktails!


  • Specimen:
  • cooking spray
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 6 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flavoured vodka
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup water
  • food colouring
  • Cocktails:
  • 2 cup flavoured vodka
  • 2 cup sprite
  • 2 cup soda water


  1. Spray your molds with cooking spray. We used skulls, brains, pigs, frogs and bones. Set aside.
  2. Pour 1 ½ cups water into a pot and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to develop for 5 minutes. Set the pot to medium heat and whisk constantly until the gelatin has dissolved and is liquid. Remove the pot from the heat and add the condensed milk, whisking to combine. Add the milk, flavoured vodka, vanilla extract and ¾ cup water and whisk until fully combined.
  3. Divide the mixture into bowls and dye them your desired colours.
  4. Pour into the molds, then transfer the molds to the fridge to set, about 1 hour.
  5. In a large jug, combine the flavoured vodka, sprite and soda water.
  6. Unmold the specimen and place them in small mason jars. Fill with the cocktail, seal and serve!