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How To Make Jelly Donut Shot?

Ever wished you could take a shot and enjoy the mouthwatering flavor of a raspberry jelly-filled donut?

Thanks to the HBO series Camping, starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant, this beverage gained popularity a while back.

Since then, this beverage—also known as the jam donut shot, jelly donut, or jelly donut shot—has taken over the social media platforms Pinterest and Instagram, grabbing everyone’s attention with its unique combination.

In this article, we’ll explain how to make it, what you’ll need to make it, and a little bit about each of its components. We sincerely hope you take pleasure in reading it as much as we did in composing it.

Jelly Donut Shot: What is it?

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The drink’s name is self-explanatory. It’s an (effective) effort to imitate the flavor of a  jelly doughnut in a shot of booze.

Only 2 ingredients need to be combined to produce this mouthwatering result. The Rumchata or Baileys Irish Cream, a base of milk cream and Caribbean rum, provides the flavor of the donut dough, and the Chambord, a delectable French liqueur based on red or black raspberries macerated in a superb cognac, resembles the jelly filling of the donut.

When learning about its ingredients for the first time, one might not be certain of the proper combination or flavor, but we invite you to try it and judge for yourself.

The flavor is outstanding, and the fruit liqueur and cream liqueur mixed provide a flavor to the palate that closely resembles a classic jelly-filled doughnut.

About its ingredients

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Although there are just two components in this burst of sweetness and flavor, each of these liqueurs has a unique background and quirks.

On the one hand, there is the expensive Chambord, which is a product of an old French tradition and is only available at the most upscale bars with a full selection.

Rumchata, a relatively new liqueur that was created and released to the market in 2009, is its counterpart and is now a common ingredient in beverages that call for creamy liqueurs.

We will know each of these ingredients with greater precision.

Chambord

One of the staple alcoholic beverages at any upscale bar is Chambord. Due to its fantastic sweet and fruity flavor, it is frequently used in numerous martinis and other modern cocktails.

This liqueur is produced in the Loire Valley, South of Paris. The earliest record of it dates back to 1685. It is said that when King Louis XIV visited Chambord Castle, this was his favorite liqueur.

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This is not a cheap liquor; a sophisticated process is used in its manufacturing. It is a well-made combination of blackberries, both red and black, and raspberries, mixed with cognac and other French liqueurs.

The fruits of the forest are macerated in liquor for a few weeks before being filtered and macerated for a second time in another batch of liquor.

The raspberries are pressed to extract all of the sugar syrup and juice from the macerated fruit using a double maceration procedure.

The liqueurs are then infused with juice that has been sweetened, fine cognac, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, and a variety of secret herbs and spices.

As you can see, making it is difficult, and because of this, it has always been regarded as one of the most prestigious spirits. There is a “Chambord Royale Deluxe” version that is significantly more opulent and costs 3.5 million dollars.

But the excessively high price is not due to the liquor itself but to the manufacture of the bottle, which is another luxury feature of this drink.

Every famous bar yearns for it because of its distinctive appearance and the way it will adorn its showcases. It always has a golden lid and a sphere-like form. There are versions where the bottle’s neck is covered in gold filigree, and there is always a gold band with the brand’s monogram in the middle.

Various less expensive alternatives are used to replace it, such as Creme de Cassis, a black raspberry liqueur that attempts to replicate the flavor but falls short due to Chambord’s delicate and meticulous elaboration in terms of flavor complexity.

The flavor of Chambord is very strong and semi-sweet. It is not as sweet as one may anticipate even though it is prepared from berries and contains honey and sweetened juice. In addition, there is a soft yet distinct flavor of citrus peel and vanilla.

Rumchata

Vanilla and cinnamon make up the majority of the ingredients of rumchata, a cream liqueur.

It is made in Wisconsin, United States, and is becoming more and more well-liked. With only 13 years on the market since its launch in 2009, it has managed to take second place after the legendary Baileys Irish Cream.

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And the reason for this is that other cream liqueurs can be simply made from it, and its flavor is unmatched. With a few ice cubes in the glass, it can even be sipped on its own.

Wisconsin dairy cream and a five-distilled Caribbean rum are used to make Rum Chata. Finally, it is scented with cinnamon, vanilla, and other plants that are included in the closely-guarded secret recipe that has been used ever since it was introduced to the market.

This cream draws its inspiration from horchata water, a traditional Mexican beverage with Spanish origins.

Chufa nuts are crushed in water and combined with cinnamon and sugar, to create the original beverage.

The Chufa nut was replaced with rice when the Spanish arrived in America, and it was a highly well-liked beverage in the Aztec kingdom.

At first glance, horchata water contains milk due to its milky white appearance, but the truth is that it is only part of the rice in which it is soaked.

The liquor does have milk cream, but it does not need to be refrigerated. After opening a bottle, it can be kept at room temperature for half a year. The only thing to make sure of is to not expose the Rumchata to the sun for a long time.

Watch out for the curd

Because Rumchata is real cream, it can curd in contact with other liquors.

All drinks that contain citric acids, such as fruit juices or soft drinks to prepare cocktails are at risk of curdling.

This won’t make any kind of change in flavor, it just doesn’t look nice if you want to impress your guests with some innovative cocktail recipe using Rumchata.

Step By Step On How To Make Jelly Donut Shot

Ingredients

  • Bottle of Chambord
  • Bottle of Rumchata

Materials

  • Shot glasses
  • Cocktail spoon or espresso spoon

Jelly Donut Shot Preparation

  • Choose the heavier liquid first because it will go towards the bottom of the shot. The Rumchata is lighter than the Chambord, but if you’re using Bailey’s Irish Cream, the Irish Cream must be on the bottom because it’s heavier. Keep in mind that Irish cream has a little minty flavor and may overpower the jelly-filled doughnut flavor you are trying to achieve.
  • Pour the Chambord into the glass without getting any on the side of the glass. If you have a pourer, you can use it to assist yourself. If not, simply maintain a steady hand and pour the alcohol very gradually.
  • Place a teaspoon of espresso upside down in the glass and slowly pour in the rumchata until the glass is full. Some people do it with a cocktail spoon but will depend on how big the spoon is in your shot glass. We prefer to do it with an espresso spoon as it is smaller and easier to maneuver.
  • Place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Although not required, many people prefer to drink their shots ice cold because the drink is quite sweet and the chilly temperature makes it less cloying. You can consume the shot immediately, though.
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You can use granulated sugar to garnish the rims of the shot glasses, even though that added sweetness may not be to everyone’s taste given how sweet the drink already is. However, if you don’t mind sweets, go ahead!

If you don’t mind the excess sugar, another interesting option is to place a small layer of powdered sugar between the Rumchata and the Chambord to stop the cream from cutting and little fringes from forming between the two liqueurs.

Additionally, it improves the appearance of the photograph, which would then have three layers of color and accurately depict a traditional jelly-filled doughnut.

Because not everyone can afford to have a bottle of Chambord at home, you can substitute a similar liqueur, such as raspberry juice liqueur, orange liqueur, or Creme de Cassis.

They won’t necessarily be as flavorful and aromatic as Chambord, but they will successfully swap out this pricey, often unaffordable liqueur.

Final Words

As you can see, a jelly donut shot recipe is simple to make, and you can impress your guests with this snack before or after a meal or brunch.

Please let us know if this post was helpful to you and how it went when you tried to make the trendy cocktail.

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