Margarita Jello

Margarita?  Yes, please!  In jello form?  What a great idea!  These cute and boozy little dessert treats took less than 10 minutes to prepare, and tasted just like margaritas.  I now realize this is basically just a slightly more sophisticated version of jello shots, or a variation on them, but either way, this is a super fun and festive treat that could be great in so many scenarios.  Whether you a throwing an informal happy hour get-together, a Mexican fiesta, or a girls’ night, they are sure to be a hit.  (And yes, I realize these are not margarita glasses, but my mini-martini glasses were the perfect size for these particular treats and allowed easy access with a spoon.)  Cheers!

Margarita Jello
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1 tbsp. unflavored powdered gelatin
¾ cup water, divided
1 cup sugar
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup tequila
¼ cup orange-flavored liqueur (I used triple sec)

In a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over ¼ cup of the water.  Allow to soften for 5 minutes.  Add the rest of the water and the sugar to the pan and heat, stirring, over medium-high heat until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved.  Remove from the heat and let cool.  Stir in the lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur.  Taste and adjust ingredients accordingly.  Pour into small serving glasses and refrigerate for several hours until set.  Serve cold.

Source: Use Real Butter

13 Responses

  1. So cute, and I bet they’re yummy, too!

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  3. Really cute…great idea for a girls night!

  4. What a fantastic idea!! Of course I have had jello shots, and I frequently make champagne gelee but margarita jello? YUM!

  5. LOVE THIS IDEA! So great! Will be doing that for a gathering this weekend. Thanks! I love your site!

  6. Hmmm… yum!!

  7. thank you – I will probably not leave the house this weekend not that you’ve shared this recipe. 😉

  8. These are so cute! I love it! I will definitely keep these in mind next time I have a Mexican-themed dinner party.

  9. I love this idea – too cute!!!!! I can’t wait to make these the next time my girlfriends are over for dinner and craft night. Although we may not get too many crafts accomplished after a few of these – ha ha!

  10. So cute! jello actually makes a margarita flavored one in summer time. Also, strawberry daquiri and pina coloda. They’re my favorites!

  11. If I can eat a glamorous jello shot I’m down:)

  12. Hi Annie, just found your blog through smitten kitchen. It is super cute! I’m excited to follow!

  13. Annie – I made these this weekend for a girls night we had and they were too die for! Everyone loved them. I used the clear plastic solo cups – I doubled the recipe and I filled 10 cups half full. It was the perfect amount. I might add more tequila next time – just b/c I love it so much. 🙂 And I was also thinking about sugaring or salting the rims of the glasses. Perfect timing! Keep up the great blog!

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