The newly opened restaurant and bar, Picnic Social, located at Field Guide hotel in Stowe, Vermont (just a short walk from Stowe Mountain), has created new cocktails that range from the traditional (Backberry Smash and Spiked Sweet Tea) to the more unusual boozy jello shots, offered in Mojito, Arnold Palmer and Moscow Mule varieties.

Below is the recipe for the Mojito Jello Shot, created by Marie-Pier Hebert, the GM of Field Guide hotel who plays double duty as the brains behind many of Picnic Social’s drinks.

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Must Mix: Mojito Jello Shots

Must Mix: Mojito Jello Shots

Mojito Jello Shots

Picnic Social restaurant, Stowe Vermont

(Makes: 24 small cubes)


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 Gelatin Envelop
  • 3 Fresh Mint Stem
  • 3/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 cup White Rum
  • 4 Fresh Mint Leaves, Chopped

Preparation: Make simple syrup by combining water and sugar over medium heat and bringing to a boil. Stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin. Add lime juice and mint stem. Let steep for about 15 minutes. Remove the stem and add the rum. Stir.

Pour the mixture into ice cube trays (silicone is best for easy removal) and sprinkle small pieces of chopped mint onto each cube. Let sit for at least three hours in the fridge before serving.

Picnic Social restaurant

Picnic Social restaurant

Photo courtesy of Lark Hotels