Give these delicious margarita Jello shots a try for your next summer backyard party.
Margarita Jello Shots
- 2 pints Large, Fresh Strawberries
- 2 Limes, Halved and Thinly Sliced, for Garnish
- 6 oz. Lime Gelatin
- 6 parts Jose Cuervo Especial® Silver
- 4 parts Fresh-Squeezed Lime Juice
- 2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatin
- 6 tbsp. Water
- 4 tbsp. Sugar (or More)
- 1/2 – 1 part Triple Sec
- Pinch of Salt
Preparation: Cut bottoms of strawberries flat so they stand upright. Using a huller, apple corer or paring knife, carefully remove the fruit from inside the strawberry. Be careful not to make a hole in the bottom. Once emptied, use a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to pat the strawberries dry. Make lime gelatin according to package directions. In a medium bowl, add tequila and fresh-squeezed juices. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over the top. Heat water in a microwave until boiling, add sugar and whisk a few times. Pour hot sugar water into the tequila and add triple sec and a small pinch of salt. Whisk the mixture until gelatin dissolves (about 3 minutes). If gelatin is not dissolving, heat briefly (about 30 seconds) in the microwave, being careful not to allow mixture to boil; continue whisking until both gelatin and sugar dissolve. Pour the mixture into a 1-cup glass measuring cup and slowly pour into the center of each strawberry. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.