Margarita? Yes, please! In jello form? What a great idea! These cute and boozy little dessert treats took less than 10 minutes to prepare, and tasted just like margaritas. I now realize this is basically just a slightly more sophisticated version of jello shots, or a variation on them, but either way, this is a super fun and festive treat that could be great in so many scenarios. Whether you a throwing an informal happy hour get-together, a Mexican fiesta, or a girls’ night, they are sure to be a hit. (And yes, I realize these are not margarita glasses, but my mini-martini glasses were the perfect size for these particular treats and allowed easy access with a spoon.) Cheers!
1 tbsp. unflavored powdered gelatin
¾ cup water, divided
1 cup sugar
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup tequila
¼ cup orange-flavored liqueur (I used triple sec)
In a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over ¼ cup of the water. Allow to soften for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the water and the sugar to the pan and heat, stirring, over medium-high heat until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in the lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur. Taste and adjust ingredients accordingly. Pour into small serving glasses and refrigerate for several hours until set. Serve cold.