Sunday, May 25, 2014

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

A friend of mine alerted me to this video about how to make strawberry margarita jello shots and I figured they probably taste awful or they're too much work for not much in return. Since it's the holiday weekend, I figured it was a good excuse to give them a shot... see what I did there? Shot? Ahem...

Here what you'll need:
1. Strawberries (the more, the better!)
2. Strawberry jello
3. Tequila
4. Triple sec
5. An ice tray and a sharp knife
6. Kosher salt and lime (optional)

Start by boiling a cup of water and adding your strawberry jello.

Once the Jello powder has dissolved, take it off the heat and add 3/4 cup of tequila and 1/4 cup of triple sec (I used orange triple sec but you could use any flavor you want).

Now it's time to prepare your strawberries. Wash them and cut off the very bottom so they can stand straight up.

Cut out the stem and try to make the inside of the strawberry as hollow as possible. You have to be really careful or else you might accidentally cut a little hole in the bottom!

 Once your strawberry is ready, place it in an empty ice cube tray. Do this for all of your strawberries.

Pour the mixture from the pot into something with a spigit (like a measuring cup) and pour into each strawberry. I screwed up two strawberries but ended up with 24, which was perfect for my ice tray! Still, I recommend you have at least 3x the amount of strawberries or you're going to have a lot of leftover jello/tequila/triple sec mix!

Set in the fridge for 4 hours (or overnight, like I did). If you like, you can coat the rim of the strawberry with kosher salt but trust me, coming from someone who likes salt on their margaritas, you do NOT want to do it. The strawberries just aren't big enough and the salt overpowers the taste.

Speaking of taste, you think you can taste the tequila? Nope. Not at all. However, it's really less than half of a shot so that's probably why. So if you plan on getting drunk off of these, you'd have to eat a lot of strawberries and even then, you'd probably get sick of strawberries before you ever felt a buzz. Still, they're quite delicious and an excellent source of Vitamin C!

TOTAL COSTS: About $22 (if you don't have any of the ingredients - prices from Vons)
$3.99/lb. for strawberries
$.99 for jello
$11.10 for tequila
$6.29 for triple sec
Ice cube tray and knife already on hand

TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 20 minutes + overnight (but you could have them chill for 4 hours instead)
20 minutes to boil water and prep all the strawberries
Overnight to harden

EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 2 out of 5
The only "difficult" things about this might be cutting the strawberries so you don't have holes in the bottoms or sides and pouring the mixture inside the strawberries -- it'll get all over the ice cube tray, but that's what it's there for!


  1. thx for info... keep writing and giving us an information... glhf for ur day!!!

  2. looks too amazing!! nice blog... :)
    Thank you.....

  3. Thanks Rachel! Yes this was my simplified version of the other recipes I saw online to how make strawberry jello shots . I have to say that for the last few of hours i have been hooked by the impressive articles on this website. Keep up the wonderful work.