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Margarita Jello Shots

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Margarita Jello Shots
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

We’ve taken your favorite after-hours drink and turned it into a fun (re: strong) jello shot. And you can put your tiny plastic cups away, because these margarita jello shots are made inside of a lime rind. Serve with a sprinkle of salt and prepare to have a good time. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 22, 2020

Ingredients

6
whole limes
1
cup limeade
2
envelopes plain gelatin
3/4
cup tequila
2
tablespoons triple sec
1
tablespoon sweetened lime juice
1
tablespoon kosher salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut the limes in half from end to end. Juice each lime to remove the liquid (you can reserve the lime juice for another recipe). Using a cloth, pull the white fiber on the inside of each rind away from the peel to completely clean each lime half. Transfer the clean lime haves to a muffin tin.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, add limeade. Sprinkle gelatin over the juice and let sit for 2 minutes. Next, heat the limeade on low, stirring, until the gelatin has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove from heat and stir in tequila, triple sec and sweetened lime juice. Pour the mixture into the lime halves.
  • 4
    Refrigerate until set, about four hours. When they are firm, cut the limes halves in half. To serve, sprinkle with coarse salt.

Expert Tips

  • A traditional margarita is served with salt around the rim which is why these jello shots are sprinkled in salt. However, if you prefer something a little sweeter, sprinkle with sugar instead.
  • If you are having trouble pulling the white, fibrous material out of the lime rinds, use a knife to make a small cut right at the stem-point of the lime, on the inside, to get started. It may also be easier to turn the lime halves inside-out as you clean them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • It’s the weekend (or maybe it’s Monday) and nothing says weekend (or Monday) quite like a margarita. But sometimes you’re drinking with other people and need to make margaritas for a crowd. Enter: margarita jello shots. These jello shots feature everything you can’t do without in a margarita like triple sec, tequila and a lime. In fact, the margarita is served right inside the lime wedge! You can of course serve the shot in a plastic cup the traditional way, but if you serve them in the lime, they’re guaranteed to be the talk of the party! If you’re short on time, you can even buy margarita-flavored gelatin at the grocery store. Just make sure to check online or call the store to check availability. We’ve got all your jello shot needs from recipes to a complete guide on how to make ‘em and perfect ‘em.

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