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Friday, December 7, 2007

Margarita Jell-O Shots

When I was in college, I came up with the following recipes. We once made so many of these for a party that we had to empty our entire fridge in order to store them. Most everyone who drinks loves these things. Just keep em away from the kiddies.

The Margarita Gelatine recipe has the consistency of regular jell-o shots; you can either pour these into real shot glasses (if you happen to have a large enough collection- Thanks Aurora for lending me these!) or into little disposable cups.

The Margarita Knox Blox are much firmer; you can pour them into one pan, cut them and eat with your fingers.

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The limes and salt pictured above are completely optional. I added the lime slices to the shot glasses and the salt to the knox blox, cause I was trying to class them up a bit. :)

(Because I am nothing if not classy, as evidenced by the fact that I'm posting a recipe for jell-o shots.)

Ingredients for Margarita Gelatine Shots
2 envelopes Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup cold tequila (you can also make these less strong by decreasing the tequila somewhat and making up the difference with cold water)
3 cups margarita mix (or 2 1/2 cups mix plus 1/2 cup water- depending on desired sweetness)
Lime wedges for garnish

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Ingredients for Margarita Knox Blox Shots
4 envelopes Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup cold tequila (you can also make these less strong by decreasing the tequila somewhat and making up the difference with cold water)
3 cups margarita mix (or 2 1/2 cups mix plus 1/2 cup water- depending on desired sweetness)
Margarita salt for dipping once solidified and cut.
(You'll notice that these are basically the same recipe, except for the amount of gelatine.)

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The Directions are the same for both recipes
-A few hours before you begin, put the bottle of tequila in the fridge (if it isn't already cold).
-Heat up the margarita mix (or mix and water) in a pan.
-While mix is heating, put tequila in a large bowl and sprinkle gelatine over it. Let this stand for 1 minute.
-Add the hot mix and stir until the gelatine is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes.
-Either pour into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan or into individual cups (depending on whether you're making knox blox or shots).
-Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours.
-If using pan, cut into 1-inch squares and eat with your fingers.
-If using individual cups, run finger around it to loosen and use your tongue and a sucking maneuver to get jell-o into your mouth. Like I said... Cla-Say!

(Note- you can adjust the amount of tequila and margarita mix with water as needed- the recipes here are fairly strong, but the following ratio should be maintained… 1 cup of cold to 3 cups of boiling. It's fairly simple if you remember that.)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

8 comments:

Tonya said...

Crack.Me.Up. Since when are jello shots not the epitome of class!! Looks like you had a great time!

christine said...

Margarita jello shots! I think you're on to something...

Frugal Guy said...

Looks like a plan to me.

If you are going for quantity -- as in filling up the entire fridge, I'd go for the plastic cups... ;)

auroramae said...

Thanks for giving us the jello shots you had left over. They were awesome! Our neighbors also enjoyed them.

Nicole said...

Whoa, they look pretty potent... hope you had a great time! ;)

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madeleine said...

My mouth is watering. Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Ya know what's funny? I just "rediscovered" this recipe through your most recent post... I read it and was like... "OMG, I HAVE to comment on this and then make these."

Ahem, but then I realized that at some earlier point in time I ALREADY commented on this post (see "christine" above). Apparently I just really think it's a grand idea. Maybe now I will actually go about making them.

Gold Party said...

Now THESE look tasty!! Who doesn't love a mouthful of margarita? I think I'll try the block type for my next gold party. I'm sure they'll be a hit! Thanks for the recipes.