I feel like as I get older jello shots are less about getting drunk and party mode and more about a pre-cocktail or something in between drinks. I don’t like drinking too much and getting bloated so this is a good in between drink for me while rehydrating with water. You can usually find the jello shot cups at a liquor store, but grocery stores have them labeled as condiment cups.
One of my biggest tips with jello shots is to apply the lid and let them set upside down. This makes them soooo much easier to eat!
Margarita Jell-O Shots
(Adapted from Ann’s Entitled Life)
Makes 12 Servings Margarita Jell-O Shots
1 – 3oz Box Lime Gelatin
1 1/8 cups Water, divided
1/8 cup Lime Juice
¾ cup Tequila
¼ cup Cointreau
Rim 12 shot glasses with coarse salt for the dry, and tequila for the wet. If using 12 disposable 2oz souffle cups, do not rim.
In a medium pot, bring one cup of water to a boil on the stove.
Add lime gelatin to boiling water; dissolve completely.
Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool to close to room temperature; approximately 15 minutes.
Add lime juice, 1/8 cup cold water, tequila and Cointreau to the gelatin mixture.
Pour into shot glasses or souffle cups. If using souffle cups allow some headroom and do not fill to the top.
Remove any bubbles that may form.
You may cap your souffle cups, or wait until the gelatin has set before capping.
Place in the refrigerator to set, approximately 2 hours.
Serve after set.