Fall may not officially start until late September and sweltering temperatures will likely follow us well into the month, but Labor Day always feels like the last hurrah for summer fun. While we’re planning our end-of-season barbecues or booking a last-minute weekend beach house, we’re also thinking about what boozy libations will be worthy of sending summer off with a bang. The verdict: A bold and layered, red, white and blue boozy Jello ring that will have all of your party guests rushing to capture the treat on Instagram.
This jiggly, eye-catching cocktail takes some time and patience to make, but we promise the payoff is worth it in the end. Tropical, rum-spiked blueberry Jello serves as the base with a bright white, whipped cream-flavored layer in the middle, followed by a sweet-tart cherry topper. The garnishes are up to you, whether you choose to sprinkle the whole thing with edible metallic glitter or throw some into the mix. When dessert is finally served, carefully stick a few lit sparklers into the ring (like candles in a cake) for an extra festive effect.