Monday, June 30, 2014

:: strawberry margarita jello shots ::

Those four words are all that needs to be said really. This photo does the rest of the talking: 

I got the idea from the video below, and basically followed it to a T, with just a few little exceptions. Here's the setup: 

I used sugar free jello and skinny margarita mix instead of the full sugar version or triple sec to make them really guilt free. Except that I wanted to eat them for breakfast, which feels like a no-no. 

Follow these steps: 

1. Get the BIGGEST strawberries you can find and carve out the centers. The video tells you to also snip off the bottoms so they'll sit upright when you present them, but I found it makes them leaky, so next time I would cut off the bottoms after the jello has gelled. 

2. Place them in an empty ice cube tray to stabilize them while in the refrigerator. 

3. Boil 1 cup water on the stove (or in the microwave) and add the jello mix. Stir until dissolved. In a separate bowl or cup with a spout, mix 3/4 of a cup tequila with 1/4 of a cup margarita mix. Add in the jello mixture and pour into the strawberries. 

4. Set in the refrigerator and wait until the jello is solid. Garnish with lime and margarita salt and enjoy!

These are so cute and really not potent at all, so no one's going to get trashed. Not really, anyway. 

Here's the video from the lovely Tipsy Bartender

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  1. so going to have to try this out one day

  2. These look amazing! And they're perfectly fine for breakfast on the weekend ;-)