Saturday, June 4, 2011

Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots

So, typically my lemon or orange peel jello shots are my go to party trick, but I was feeling sassy this weekend and wanted to try something new.


I found the recipe for these strawberry margarita jello shots on Bakers Royale. They weren't as easy to make as I had assumed.  Here are are the instructions adapted from Bakers Royale and some tips to make sure you don't have the problems I did.



Strawberry Prep (About two plastic containers of strawberries should do it, but you will have left over jello for sure)  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. *REALLY  be careful about cutting off the bottom of the strawberry. Just the littlest hole (even a teeny tiny one) will make your jello leak out of the berry.

Use a paring knife or small spoon to hollow out the berries. Don't get too into emptying the strawberry, just do your best.  *Look for the biggest strawberries you can, they hold the most jello. 

Jello Mix
1 regular (small) box Strawberry Jell-O
1 cup tequila,
1 cup water
Sugar and sliced lime for garnish

(For a kid friendly non-alcoholic version just use cold water or lemonade instead of tequila!)

Instructions
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 cup of  tequila and set aside.

Add cold tequila to hot Jell-o mixture and stir to combine.

Pour mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Pour some sugar on a plate and rim your strawberries with it. You don't need to wet the berry it will stick on its own. Garnish with cut lime triangles to finish. Keep really cold until serving.

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43 comments:

  1. Omg, Michelle...these are soooo cute!

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  2. Thank you! I wish you could have one! :) Call me later. Hope youre having a good weekend.

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  3. Ok, I know what I am bringing to the next cocktail party I get invited to.

    These are adorable beyond belief - and great photos by the way.

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  4. Fantastic job! Absolutely amazing.

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  5. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lovely photography...Yummy recipe!!!
    Happy Blogging!!!!
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    Good Food Recipes

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  6. Fabulous! Those are amazing. And they sound delicious :) Yum, strawberry!

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  7. i keep seeing these everywhere and im dying to make them! Im thinking it will be the perfect thing for my 21st birthday next month :)

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  8. speechless- I don't know what I like more the photography or the concept-strawberry cups?!?!?!!?

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  9. WOW, Michelle! What a fabulous idea...just stunning! Buzzed you~

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  10. between these and the lime ones you had a while ago, i can't wait for my sister's bachelorette party! these are too fun!

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  11. Oh these are such a good party trick! And I am so making them for a bachelorette party I have this weekend!

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  12. Wow, what a amazing color and idea!

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  13. I want to have an entire Jello shot party!!! They all look amazing!! I love that unlike the others, you can actually eat the entirety of these! Bravo!! :)

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  14. So cute - what a good idea!

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  15. These look so cute and delicious! I'm def going to have to try to make these.

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  16. You could use mini cupcake papers to sit them in rather than slicing off the bottoms?

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  17. You are our hero, these are amazing!!! If I have a night where I want to drink but have an abundance of patience.....

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  18. hint on hollowing out the berries...if you have a strawberry huller (mine is from Crate and Barrel), it makes that part a breeze! First batch in the fridge and my fingers are crossed! Perfect for our college football tailgates (and the soaked gummy bears will be going into the game with us)!!!

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  19. How many strawberries are in a box of strawberries?

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  20. An egg carton would help them to stand up so you don't have to cut them flat.

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  21. Oh good idea!!! But then how do you serve them? cutting them flat helps with presentation as well.

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  22. You could cut them afterwards! I haven't tried, but that egg carton thing sounds like a great idea!

    Thank you so much for the jellyshot recipes Michelle, i'll try them all for a party next week! Your blog is awesome! Greetings from Paris :)

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  23. Those are so cute! I've just been wandering around your site and checking out your jello shots (and other things too)! Fun stuff.

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  24. OMG!!! We tried these tonight and they came out delish!!!

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  25. i made these and used an ice cube tray to set them up! it was really helpful in holding them upright, they were a huge hit, thanks so much!

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    1. What a fantastic idea! Thank you! :)

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    2. amazing idea and they turned out soooo cute...but they were sooooo gross :( 1 cup is way too much tequila!

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  26. I love all your jello shot ideas!! I made the orange peel ones over the past weekend and they were a hit with everyone!!!! I'm trying these ones this weekend, but wondering at about how many strawberry's i am looking at for just one box of jello?

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  27. The recipe doesn't say how many strawberries??

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    1. I can't believe I didn't put that on there! I believe I used about 2 containers. You know the medium sized plastic crates from the store. It's super super time consuming though so I may have stopped after hollowing 1 and a half. There will always be left over jello. I just poured the extra into old fashioned style jello shot cups!

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    3. What size is the jello? the sml or lrg size??

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    4. The regular size, which is small

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  28. One cup of tequila sounds like a lot so I'm going to make them with 1/2 cup of tequila and 1/2 cup margarita mix.

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  29. I put my jello shots in a muffin tin to set

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  30. I have made these for two parties, and both times they were a huge hit. I'm not very good in the kitchen, so I appreciate the ease. Some of the other jello shots are a bit more intimidating (although awesome looking). If you could try to come up with some simple ones for us culinary idiots, I sure would appreciate it!

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  31. These are adorable! I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award check it out! :) http://europeancutie.blogspot.com/

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  32. Looking forward to trying this-as an idea instead of cuttin the berry bottom off you could try putting the strawberries in an egg carton to hold them upright and easy for transport :)

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  33. Sooooo good!!Thanks :)

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  34. I am having mu 60th birthday bash next month and love these strawberries! My favorite drink though are Pina Coladas. Do you think the same principle would work using Pina Colada mix poured inside the strawberries?

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  35. I am having mu 60th birthday bash next month and love these strawberries! My favorite drink though are Pina Coladas. Do you think the same principle would work using Pina Colada mix poured inside the strawberries?

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