Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

My roommate recently celebrated a big birthday milestone: the “flirty 30.” She had her party at a taqueria. While she prepared for her outing, I made her these Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots in honor of the occasion. I used a lemon lime margarita mix to help flavor the JELL-O, but would like to try a strawberry margarita mix next time.

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

The Makings:

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

  • Strawberries – 1 pint (I used a pint since I was entertaining a super small group of folks, but there was enough JELL-O mix leftover to fill at least 2 pints of berries)
  • JELL-O (JELL-O actually sells a margarita flavor, but I wasn’t able to find it in my grocery store. I opted to use Lemon instead.)
  • Tequila – 3/4 cup
  • Margarita mix – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Lime – 1 for garnish

The Sweetness:

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

1. Trim off bottoms of strawberries so that they stand flat. Trim off stems, too.

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

2. Hull out strawberries with a paring knife to create strawberry “cups” to hold JELL-O. (Be careful not to cut holes in the bottoms. A few of my berries didn’t make it through this process, but they still made delicious snacks. :))

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

3. To prepare gelatin, follow instructions on JELL-O box. Boil 1 cup of water and add to gelatin mix, stirring until mix is dissolved. Swap 1 cup cold water for 3/4 cup tequila and 1/4 cup margarita mix. (You can also follow the speed-set method to prepare gelatin if you’re short on time.)

4. Use a measuring cup with spout to pour JELL-O mixture into hulled strawberries. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

5. Slice lime into tiny slivers to use as garnish.

Our group had a few of these before we went out to celebrate. The sour zing of the lime balanced out the sweetness from the berries. :)

This recipe was adapted from She’s Cookin’

More Sweetness:

Tie Dye Cupcakes  Margarita Cupcakes  Cranberry Avocado Salsa

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