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Tequila • Sour
Margarita Jello Shot

If you’re into the sweet-salty-tart magic of Margaritas and are looking for a way to turn up your next party, these jiggly Jello shots are the answer. Like many of its classic cocktails-turned-jiggler brethren, the Margarita is simple to make and perfectly mimics its liquid counterpart. To fully capture the essence of this cocktail in a wiggly, jiggly shot, all you need to do is adjust the measurements of the tequila, lime juice and simple syrup and add a packet of unflavored gelatin to the mix (yes, it’s really that easy). The result is as flavorful and easy-going as the original. The only downside is waiting a few hours for the gelatin to set—good thing you have all the ingredients on hand to mix up a Margarita in the meantime.

The Essentials

unflavored gelatin
lime juice
blanco tequila
The Details
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.75 Cup boiling water
.25 Cup sugar
1 packet Knox unflavored gelatin
.25 Cup Fresh lime juice
.5 Cup blanco tequila
Salt for rim


  • Fully dissolve sugar and unflavored gelatin in boiling water.
  • Add lime juice and tequila and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until set, about 2.5 hours.
  • Before serving, rim the shot glasses with salt and garnish with half a lime wheel.