I woke up last Sunday morning to this text message from my mom: “Want to make jello shots!??” Not one to turn down a Sunday morning jello shot invitation, I quickly agreed. As it turns out, the jello shots she had in mind weren’t your typical frat party fare. Instead, she showed me how to make adorable jello shots inside fresh strawberries. You know, “classy” jello shots.
To make these Strawberry Lime Margarita Jello Shots for your next party, you’ll need:
2 containers strawberries
¾ cup tequila
4 tbs sugar
2 envelopes Knox Original Gelatin, unflavored
1-2 tbs Grand Marnier
6 tbs water
First, cut the bottoms off the strawberries so that they stand upright. Be careful that you don’t cut too much though, you don’t want a hole at the bottom!
Then use a paring knife to remove the insides of the strawberries. When you’re done, they should stand upright and look like this:
Next, slice 2 of the limes to create mini garnishes for the strawberries.
Now that your lime garnishes and strawberries are prepped, you’re ready to make the jello. Start by squeezing the remaining limes in order to create ½ a cup of fresh lime juice. You will use about 3 ½ limes.
Then repeat with the lemon to create 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. You will use about ½ a lemon.
Then combine the lemon and lime juices with the tequila in a medium bowl.
Next, sprinkle the gelatin mix into the bowl.
In a separate bowl, heat the water in the microwave until it boils. Then stir the sugar into the boiling water, and add the sugar water into the first bowl.
Next add the Grand Marnier and a small pinch of salt to the bowl, and whisk for about 3 minutes until the gelatin dissolves.
After the sugar and gelatin dissolves, pour the liquid into a glass measuring cup. Then slowly pour the liquid into the strawberry holes.
Once you’ve filled all the strawberries, cover them and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. You will be tempted to eat them early (ahem…mom) but trust me it’s better to wait!
When the time is up, add the lime garnishes and serve
…in margarita glasses perhaps?