Celebrate the start of summer with strawberry margarita jello shots.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 lbs. of Strawberries
6 oz. of Margarita Mix
1 Cup of Tequila
2 oz. of Tripe Sec or Grand Marnier
3 oz. Strawberry Flavored Jell-O
Sugar and Limes (for garnish)
Prepare the Strawberries
Choose the largest strawberries that you can find. Wash and dry them. Cut the bottom part of the strawberries so that they can stand upright. Then, cut the top part off of the strawberries.
Using a melon baller and scoop out the inside of the strawberries very carefully without punching any holes or breaking the strawberries.
Make the Strawberry Margarita Jell-O
Boil 6 ounces of margarita mix. Place the strawberry Jell-O in a bowl and add the boiling margarita mix. Stir well until the jello dissolves completely. Add the tequila, tripe sec or Grand Marnier and stir.
Refrigerate the Strawberries
Place the strawberries on a plate and fill them with the strawberry margarita jello. Put the plate in the refrigerator. Refrigerate for at least four hours or until firm.
Leave any remaining strawberry margarita jello outside the refrigerator. You might need it to refill some strawberries that leak.
Note: Some strawberries will leak. Just wait until the initial jello sets and then refill the strawberries with more jello. Any spilled jello on the plate can be scooped with a spoon.
Garnish the Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
Rub the rim of the strawberries with a lime wedge. Dip and rotate them in sugar to coat the rim. Garnish with key lime wheels.