Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
So, typically my lemon or orange peel jello shots are my go to party trick, but I was feeling sassy this weekend and wanted to try something new.
I found the recipe for these strawberry margarita jello shots on Bakers Royale. They weren’t as easy to make as I had assumed. Here are are the instructions adapted from Bakers Royale and some tips to make sure you don’t have the problems I did.
Strawberry Prep (About two plastic containers of strawberries should do it, but you will have left over jello for sure) Cut the bottoms of the strawberry flat to get them to stand upright. When you do so, make sure that you do not cut off so much that there is a hole at the bottom. *REALLY be careful about cutting off the bottom of the strawberry. Just the littlest hole (even a teeny tiny one) will make your jello leak out of the berry.
Use a paring knife or small spoon to hollow out the berries. Don’t get too into emptying the strawberry, just do your best. *Look for the biggest strawberries you can, they hold the most jello.
1 regular (small) box Strawberry Jell-O
1 cup tequila,
1 cup water
Sugar and sliced lime for garnish
(For a kid friendly non-alcoholic version just use cold water or lemonade instead of tequila!)
Boil one cup of hot water in a saucepan, then add in Jell-o powder and whisk until powder is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Set aside. Measure out 1 cup of tequila and set aside.
Add cold tequila to hot Jell-o mixture and stir to combine.
Pour mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Pour some sugar on a plate and rim your strawberries with it. You don’t need to wet the berry it will stick on its own. Garnish with cut lime triangles to finish. Keep really cold until serving.