Caesar Jell-O

I know this sounds like it will be gross. But I am intrigued by the idea of savoury jello. And this adventurous endeavour was inspired by a true story. Something along the lines of a lunch date, a fish salad, and my sister being a creative weirdo (of the most adorably variety).

Is this just another post to try to get you to ingest alcohol in more forms? Maybe. But I swear, I’m trying to turn you into alcohols….uh, alcoholics.

The project was pretty simple since I already had on hand all that regular stuff to mix up a tasty caesar:

-vodka or gin

-clamato juice

-worcestershire sauce



-steak seasoning (or that fancy orange seasoning salt that restaurants put on fries)

-olive brine

Then I had to find plain gelatine. I found it in the baking aisle of the grocery. Knox unflavoured gelatine is not vegan or vegetarian. And if you don’t already know…. I don’t recommend looking up what gelatin is made of. Barf.

I made a yummy Caesar minus the booze.

BTW – here is my recipe for a kickass caesar. You can follow the recipe to make a tasty Caesar. But don’t put the olives and celery and stuff into the jello mix. That might not work out. On a related note you should probably make two Caesars  so you can drink one while you make your jello.

Aiming for 2 cups of liquid I made a big old pint glass of Caesar.

And then heated it up on the stove. Once hot enough to dissolve the powder, I mixed in the packet of gelatine. Then I took it off the stove and waited for it cool until I could add in the delicious delicious booooooooze. And then I mixed it up some more.

Then I put it in a metal pan and jammed it into the fridge for a couple hours until it set.

And then we tried eating it.

It tasted exactly like a caesar…….. well…..except we were eating it with  spoons because it’s half solidified.

The comments about this experiment included:

it’s sorta like eating cold tomato paste from the can.

it’s very ….. gelatinous.

tastes just like a caesar!

it’s got body to it.

it’s too weird.

Scary and blood coloured. Perfect timing for Halloween!

And my general overall comment for this project is: Ew.

No one was able to eat more than 2 bites. And the pan of Caesar jell-O ended up right where it belonged:


My advice is just skip the gelatine and make a yummy old school liquid Caesar for drinking. Because savoury drinks were not meant to become jell-O shots.


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8 Responses to Caesar Jell-O

  1. Chelsea says:

    I have a shed load of gelatin leaves if you want to try again…or 100x :). Let me know!

    You could also try making it with agar agar – the ‘vegetarian’ gelatin.

  2. Mary says:

    As I suspected!

  3. Lynn Bee says:

    Yes – but you thought it was going to be Caesar salad jell-O!
    Well…. I guess that couldn’t be any worse.

  4. Lynn Bee says:

    NO! I really really don’t want to try again. Thanks tho chels! Maybe in the future if I decide to make something yummy like lemonade-blueberry-vodka-jello.

  5. Mathew says:

    What about like a frozen Caesar. You could make it like a granita, all gravely and crunchy, and then add the booze at serving.
    BTW, I’ve never even had, like, a regular Caesar. I’m just not Canadian enough. Yet.

  6. Lynn says:

    Oh man!
    I am a Caesar making expert. Probably because we were both born in the same city. I will make you one, Math!

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  8. Theresa says:

    In the 60s, the big food trend was aspics-savory items served in gelatine. Here’s link to a tomato aspic:
    One of the grossest food trends ever, IMHO.

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