What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that it is Cinco De Mayo? If you are like many, you think “I am going to have a margarita..or two!” I thought the same thing, only with a little bit of a twist. I turned my Margarita into a Jell-O shot! Interested in trying it out…here it is!
Margarita Jell-O Shots
1 package Margarita Jello-O
1 cup boiling water
1 cup tequila (I prefer silver, but it is your choice)
Pour the boiling water into a bowl with the package of Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Let sit for a minute; add the tequila and mix together. Pour Jell-O into your shot glasses and refrigerate until solid.
I ordered Margarita flavored Jell-O online as it is not a common flavor. If you have the time, order it, but if not you can also use lime or lemon Jell-O however that will change the flavor slightly. If you are going to use a basic flavor I suggest substituting 1/4 cup of the tequila with Cointreau; this will help it from just becoming an overpowered tequila and lime shot.
Serving Suggestions to help make it even more festive
– branch away from the standard shot glass/ salad dressing cup and opt for a mini margarita glass (available at most any party store, affordable and disposable)
– salt the rim (or half)… not everyone wants salt with their margarita, but for those who do rub a lime around the rim of the glass and dip in salt. If you want to make it more decorative just salt half.