Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters

Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid.

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters

As many of you know, my Lemon Drop Jell-O Shooters are my issued dish from my girlfriend who holds the annual tailgate kickoff amongst our friends. This year with Matt being in the hospital, I sent them forward to the gathering in our absence.

Now that we can finally make the next one in two weeks, she has again requested Jell-O shooters. But who wants to repeat a dish back-to-back, that’s like wearing the same dress to two functions that have the essentially the same invitees.

That being the case, I opted to try what you see here. Somewhere there is someone screaming at my blasphemous mash-up of a cocktail with Jell-o. And my response . . . stop being so uptight.  Food is fun and I love messing around with it.

Besides how cute and fun are these?

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Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters

Yield: Makes 24-30 Shooters

Ingredients:

24-30 Strawberries

Margarita Mix

  • 1 box Strawberry Jell-O
  • 8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco
  • 6 ounce Cointreau
  • Salt for garnish

Directions:

Strawberry Prep:

  1. Cut the bottoms of the strawberry flat to get them to stand upright. When you do so, make sure that you do not cut off so much that there is a hole at the bottom.
  2. Use a huller or apple corer to empty out the strawberry.
  3. Once the strawberries have been emptied, use a towel to pat the outside of the strawberries dry.
  4. Check each strawberry and make sure there is not a hole in the bottom before you start filling.

Margarita Mix

  1. Boil one cup of hot water in a saucepan,  then add in Jell-o powder and whisk until powder is completely dissolved, about 2  minutes. Set aside.  Measure out 1/4 cup of cold water and set aside.
  2. Combine tequila and Cointreau, in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add liquour mixture to cold water and stir to combine. Then add cold liquour mixture to hot Jell-o mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Pour final Jell-o mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Dip your finger in water or use a moistened brush to wet the edge of the strawberries, dip and rotate the strawberries in salt to rim. Garnish with cut lime triangles to finish.

A few notes:

  • I will be posting the how-to picture over the weekend. Sorry, I have to process them still.
  • Use the real Jell-o mix and not a store brand, as the store brands tend not to set up as firmly.
  • Choose the freshest strawberries you can find.
  • You can use a strawberry huller or an apple corer along with a melon baller to empty out the strawberry. I used the latter method because it allowed me to dig a deeper well.
  • These are best made the night before and served the next day.
  • Fill your strawberries as high as possible, as the Jell-O will sink a bit in the middle.
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79 Responses to “Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters”

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    Michelle — September 24, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    I think these rock!

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    Jen @ How To: Simplify — September 24, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    I’m so in love with these shooters! They are awesome!

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    Tracy — September 24, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    These are so adorable!!

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    diva — September 24, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    COOOOL. i want em. i like that they just look like real strawbs

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    Mimi — September 24, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    What a fun way to get your tequila!
    Mimi

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    van — September 24, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    awesome!!!!

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    Betty @ scrambled hen fruit — September 25, 2010 @ 3:25 am

    I love these!

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    winelips — September 25, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    how many strawberries does this recipe wield?

    #2 of the instructions doesn’t make sense. “strain mix into jello mixture” supposedly we’ve already mixed the jello with the mixture in instruction #1. when do we pour it into the strawbeeries? after we’ve salted the rim or does the rim salthing come after the jello is set? how long do they take to set?

    very confusing.

    or perhaps there are steps missing from the post?

    it’s a shame because it’s a lovely idea

    Reply

    • Naomi replied: — September 26th, 2010 @ 4:32 am

      Hi Winelips,

      Thanks for asking, my apologies for the confusion. I have fixed the recipe with further details.

      Thanks,
      Naomi

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    Joanne — September 25, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    Last year my friends and I had a party and one of the themes was a crazy variety of Jell-O shots. It’s really amazing how many flavors you can infuse into them. These sound awesome and will definitely be featured at my next fiesta!

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    Kristen — September 25, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    Oh wow – these are fabulous! What a great idea!

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    Lisa — September 26, 2010 @ 2:44 am

    Naomi, you are always so inventive. Your photos and stunning! Thanks for sharing and thanks for you kind comment!

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    ingrid — September 27, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    Those would be fun at all the poolside bashes that are still going pretty strong here.
    ~ingrid

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    Eliana — September 27, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    I could enjoy these any time of year! They look super delish.

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    Rhonda ( The Dainty Baker) — September 27, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

    These are so adorably cute!! perfect for a bbq on a sunday arvo I say!!

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    Dee — September 28, 2010 @ 12:16 am

    Love this recipe. How many strawberries do you use.

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    Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — September 28, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    These are so cute and creative. I can just imagine how refreshing they taste, too. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    Brooke (Baking with Basil) — September 28, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    These are so adorable!! Mind if I put in an order for these and the Lemon shooters for our next party. haha! :)

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    Acting girl — September 29, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    That looks very creative. I need to try this (regardless of what time of year)!
    Thanks for posting.

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    Nate @ House of Annie — September 30, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    These are cute and fun! And I suppose you could take this idea and use different kinds of fruits which could serve as edible cups.

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    Kristina — September 30, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    Love this idea. One question: If you add the liquor to the jello while the jello is still hot—that is, without allowing it to cool to room temp—won’t a lot of the alcohol in the mixture evaporate?

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    Maryon — September 30, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    Mouthwatering! Kristina is right. Allow to cool befor adding accohol.

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    AmandaCatherine — September 30, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    How many strawberries do you need for this recipe?
    I want to make them soon for a party but I need to know how many to buy so I have enough

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    Meghan — October 1, 2010 @ 1:15 am

    This is such a fantastic idea! Love it!

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    Sophia — October 1, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

    This drink really look awesome. I definitely want to try the recipe soon. I love new and interesting drink recipe. I found this recipe for Bohemia Sangrita recently. It’s pretty interesting too. I thought you might like it too. Keep up the awesome blogging!

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    Rocio — October 13, 2010 @ 12:10 am

    what size jello box was used for these?

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    • Naomi replied: — October 13th, 2010 @ 2:04 am

      Hi Rocio,

      I used the smaller box (3oz) not the large one.

      Thanks,
      Naomi

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    SMITH BITES — January 27, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Naomi – I LOVE THESE!!! soooooo cute and just waaayyyyyy too fun!!!

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    Ashley — June 20, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    These are such great party treats in the summer. My only suggestion is to swap the salt rim for a sugar rim. They are a little better with the strawberry actually. :)

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    michelle — April 1, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    You can eat the whole shot, Right?

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    Marie — April 8, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    This is such a great idea..However I didnt have much success when transporting them, What shall I carry them in when traveling?

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    • jillkuzma replied: — July 20th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      I would try mini cupcake tin

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    nikki — May 17, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    this is so cute! im gonna make this memorial weekend! but i dont really understand ur directions on how to make the strawberry stand to fill in the jello?

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    • jillkuzma replied: — July 20th, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

      Cut off the tips, maybe.

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    nikki — May 17, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    this is so cute! im gonna make this memorial weekend! but i dont understand your directions on how to make the strawberry stand upright while filling it with jello

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    Lucas Serrano — August 2, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    mmm yummy!
    Unfortunately I can not eat this because my skin is very oily. But it keeps for a party!
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    MrGuns24 — August 13, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    I will e making some of this I love strawbarrys

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    annalise — August 15, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    has anyone made these yet?? I would love some feed back about how they turned out. I am making them tonight for a vegas trip this weekend.

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    diana — August 19, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    Do you have to use the cointreau? Can you just do the tequila?

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