February 3, 2014

Margarita Jello Shots

My husband is well known within our circle of family and friends for his margaritas. He makes a mighty fine margarita. So when I saw these jello shots at Baker's Royale, I knew we had to try them. These are incredibly easy to make, aside from scooping the flesh out of the citrus. That, in all honesty, is a pain in the tush. It is well worth it, though, because the presentation makes these all the better.

The only problem we had was even halving the batch, that's waaayy too many jello shots for two adults with two little ones we must supervise. Such a terrible problem, eh?

Margarita Jello Shots
4 limes, halved lengthwise and emptied of pulp
4 lemons, halved lengthwise and emptied of pulp
3 oranges, halved lengthwise and emptied of pulp
1 1/2 cups limeade
1 1/2 cup tequila
1 cup triple sec
2 packets of plain gelatin
1 tsp. lemon Jell-o (1 drop of food coloring was an acceptable substitute)
1 tsp. orange Jell-o
1 tsp. lime Jell-o (food coloring makes them too bright as you see in my picture)
Place halved citrus in muffin tins to hold them in place when you pour the jello mixture into them. 
Place limeade in a large shallow pan, and sprinkle gelatin on top. Set aside for 1 to 2 minutes to allow gelatin to bloom. Place pan over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin has dissolved (mixture will resemble syrup consistency), about 3 to 5 minutes.

Combine remaining ingredients with the gelatin mixture, and stir until well combined. Divide mixture into three portions. Add lemon Jell-o into the first portion, orange Jello-o into the second and lime Jell-o into the third portion. Stir each portion until well combined. Pour corresponding mixture into emptied fruit. Chill for at least six hours or overnight. Slice carefully, and serve.

1 comment:

Lindsay Beaman said...

I have to make these!!! They look awesome.