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.
Margarita Jello Shots
- 2 4- serving pkgs Lime flavoured Jello
- 2 envelopes of Knox un-flavoured gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 6 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 4 oz tequila
- coarse salt
Line a 9x9* inch baking pan with plastic wrap, allowing some to hang over the edges. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, add the lime Jello and unflavoured gelatin. Whisk to combine.
Add the boiling water and mix to help the gelatin to dissolve.
Add in the Triple Sec and tequila and mix until combined.
Pour the mixture into the baking pan and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
Once set, lift the plastic wrap and jello from the pan. Cut the jello into desired shape.
Top with coarse salt.
*if you want a thinner jello shot, use a 9x13 inch plan.