Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots
We like to make fun and interesting Jell-O shots for our parties. These were a beautiful hit at a Mexican themed party last year. They do take a bit of team work assembly line, if you want to do this quickly and without aggravation... Perhaps make a pitcher of margarita's while hulling your strawberries, and the time will go by faster with your friends assisting you, like our friends did with us! Lots of fun! Enjoy responsibly!
- 24-30 Strawberries (about lg 2 containers- the larger the strawberry the better)
- 1 box Strawberry Jell-O
- 8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco
- 6 ounce Cointreau
- Sugar or Salt for garnish- personal choice
- 1-2 limes
- (For a kid friendly non-alcoholic version just use cold water or lemonade instead of tequila!)
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 190mins
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.
Use a huller or apple corer to empty out the strawberry.
Once the strawberries have been emptied, use a towel to pat the outside of the strawberries dry.
Check each strawberry and make sure there is not a hole in the bottom before you start filling.
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 1/4 cup of cold water and set aside.
Combine tequila and Cointreau, in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add liquour mixture to cold water and stir to combine. Then add cold liquour mixture to hot Jell-o mixture and stir to combine.
Pour final Jell-o mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Take the strawberries out no sooner than 5 hours later.. try to wait 8 hours if you can. Rotate the strawberries in salt or sugar to rim. Garnish with cut lime triangles to finish. Return to refrigerator and keep very cold until ready to serve.
-Use the real Jell-o mix and not a store brand, as the store brands tend not to set up as firmly.
-Choose the freshest strawberries you can find.
-You can use a strawberry huller or an apple corer along with a melon baller to empty out the strawberry. I used the latter method because it allowed me to dig a deeper well.
-These are best made the night before and served the next day.
-Fill your strawberries as high as possible, as the Jell-O will sink a bit in the middle.
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