I’m sure you’ve already heard that Cinco de Mayo isn’t a big holiday in Mexico. It’s morphed into another drinking holiday in America, which is totally fine by me. Time to bust out the tequila and lime and have a mid-week party. And what would a Mexican party be without margaritas?
I’ve had quite a variety of margaritas in my time. Blended, on the rocks, lime, strawberry, prickly pear, beer-garitas, and everything in between. It’s all good by me. For Cinco de Mayo, I knew I wanted to whip up margaritas, but with a Culinary Cool twist – and that means making them into jello shots.
Ay Caramba! These little jiggly jello shots are jacked up with all the things that make a margarita irresistible – a healthy dose of tequila, Triple Sec, and a generous dose of salt on top. Instead of filling tiny plastic shot glasses, I added some extra un-flavored gelatin to make them firmer, which allowed me to cut them into bit sized squares. Instead of cutting them into squares, you could use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.
Margarita Jello shots are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, but really, they go great with any grown-up party.