Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with these margarita Jell-O shooters

Now that Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away, I am really ready to celebrate the Holiday. Now, I know that it's not widely celebrated in Mexico, since it's actually just the date commemorating the Battle of Puebla and not Mexican Independence Day, but that doesn't mean that I can't celebrate Mexican and Latin pride this fifth of May. I'm ready to celebrate Cinco  de Mayo with some authentic dishes and drinks that are better than beer and margaritas. But when I saw these strawberry margarita Jell-O shooters, I knew that no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without them.


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Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters (recipe courtesy of Baker's Royale)

24-30 strawberries
1 box Strawberry Jell-O
8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco
6 ounce Cointreau
Salt for garnish

1. Strawberry prep: 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. Use a huller or apple corer to empty out the strawberry. Once the strawberries have been emptied, use a towel to pat the outside of the strawberries dry. Check each strawberry and make sure there is not a hole in the bottom before you start filling.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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Will you be making these adorable strawberry Margarita shooters this summer?

Image via Baker's Royale

Topics: cocktails  mexican food