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Margarita Jello Shots


  • envelope unflavored gelatin powder  equal to 1 tablespoon
  • ½ teaspoon lime Jello
  • 1/4  cup  cold water
  • 1/2  cup  hot water
  • tablespoon  sugar
  • 1/4  cup  sour mix
  • 1/2 cup lime juice reserve ¼ cup for salting the rims of the cups.
  • 1/2  cup  tequila
  • 1/2 cup Orange Liqueur like Cointreau or Patron Citronge
  • Lime slices and salt for garnish
  • 10 3- ounce plastic cups with lids


  • In a small mixing bowl, add cold water. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the water and soak the powder for 2 minutes.
  • Add lime jello to the bowl
  • Add the sugar
  • Pour the hot water into the bowl.
  • Whisk until everything is dissolved.
  • Add lime juice, sour mix, tequila and liqueur. Stir to combine. For virgin shots, leave out tequila and liqueur.
  • Add food coloring if desired.
  • Pour remaining lime juice into a shallow dish. Pour salt into a similar dish. Dip the rim of each cup into the lime juice and the into the salt.
  • Pour the mixture into the cups, filling them 3/4 full. Refrigerate until set, which is between 60-90 minutes.
  • When you are ready to serve the shots, remove from the fridge and top with a small lime wedge.