Vodka Jelly Shots at festivals?

And what is wrong with eating your cocktails? It’s not like you can’t drink your food!!! We were reminded of the fun of the vodka jelly when we met some enterprising students at Glastonbury festival that were walking around with a tray of vodka jellies – recipe from vodkajellyshots.co.uk vodka from Lidll, jelly from Hartleys, inspiration from Jellinator.

vodka jelly festival

vodka jelly festival

We did have a bit of debate on the actual legality of selling the vodka jelly shots – to what extent are they an alcoholic drink? We know that you need a licence to sell vodka, but you certainly don’t need a licence to sell jelly (at least we don’t think so anyway….) so where does the line get crossed between jelly and vodka? Time for some research…

vodka jelly

vodka jelly

It would appear that law changes last year means that vodka filled chocolates would be okay to sell – at least I’m assuming that because children can buy them, you wouldn’t need a licence to sell them? Vice have an interesting article on whether it’s possible to get drunk on liqueur chocolates (the answer is yes, but it’s not easy!). So are vodka jellies in the same category? And if they aren’t then would it be possible to cover them in chocolate and make them fall into that category? The government website details “Abolish symbolic cases of heavy-handed intervention, such as shops needing a alcohol licence to sell chocolate liqeurs” – but what about other sweets (eg. Jelly?).

We asked some more festival jelly vendors and they told us the only people that’d told them it wasn’t allowed were actually the festival event security.