This Strawberry Margarita jello shots recipe made with Tequila and Margarita mix is a really easy and delicious summery shooter for an adult party!
Jello Shots are one of my go-to party drinks, especially in the summer. I often serve these Strawberry Margarita jello shots at my 4th of July party, along with some blue jello shots and these white jello shots.
These strawberry Margarita jello shots are a variation of my absolute favorite jello shot recipe of all time – the lime Margarita jello shot.
They’re super easy to make and taste great for a summer party.
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The great thing about these jello shots is that they are so simple to make.
All you need is Strawberry jello, lime Margarita mix and tequila.
The lime margarita mix helps to cut down on some of the sweetness in the jello which I think helps the taste. But if you want your shots to be really sweet, you could substitute Strawberry Margarita mix which will really amp up the strawberry flavor.
What Size Of Jello Shot Cups Are The Best?
I always make my jello shots in these 2-ounce jello shot cups with lids*.
They’re the perfect size for serving, can be stacked to conserve space, and the lids prevent any spills in the refrigerator.
How To Make Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
To make them easier to transport in and out of the refrigerator, I set the jello shot cups out on a cookie sheet before I pour the jello into them. This also prevents any jello from spilling on the counter (the red jello can cause stains on your countertop pretty easily!)
To make the jello shots, mix 1 cup boiling water with the Strawberry Jello crystals in a bowl or large measuring cup.
Ideally, the bowl should have a pouring spout (like this one*) which will make getting the jello into the shot cups a lot easier later on.
How Much Tequila Do You Put In Jello Shots?
For this Strawberry Margarita jello shots recipe, I add 2/3 cup lime Margarita mix and 1/3 cup tequila to the jello mixture. (Then stir again.)
I don’t like my jello shots to be too strong so I don’t use a lot of alcohol.
How Do You Make Strong Jello Shots?
However, if you’re looking for jello shots that have more of a kick, you can add more tequila and less Margarita mix.
Just make sure that the total for the two cold liquids mixed together comes to 1 cup. (If you add too much liquid, the jello won’t set). I do this by pouring both the Margarita mix and the tequila into a measuring cup and making sure that it measures 1 cup. Then add them both to the jello mixture together.
Finally, pour the jello mixture into the jello shot cups.
How Long Does It Take For Jello Shots To Set In The Fridge?
Refrigerate the jello shots for 2 to 4 hours until the jello is set.
You might want to wait until the jello has totally cooled before putting the lids on the jello shot cups. Otherwise you will get water condensation on the inside of the lids. It doesn’t affect the way the jello shots taste, but they look better without the condensation.
How Many Jello Shots Are In a Box Of Jello?
For a 3-ounce package of jello (the small box), you will get about 16 2-oz jello shots.
For a 6-ounce package, you will get about 32 jello shots. You would need to double the measurements of the rest of the ingredients in this recipe to make this work.
How Long Do Jello Shots Last?
You can store jello shots for up to 7 days in the refrigerator (and probably even longer), but they do start to taste a little stale in my opinion.
I usually make them a day or two before the party for the best compromise between getting ready ahead of time and still having them taste fresh.
How Do You Serve Jello Shots?
Finally, I serve my jello shots with mini-tasting spoons*. They’re the perfect size for jello shot cups and most of my friends prefer them to eating jello straight out of the shot glass.
Other Jello Shots Recipes You Might Like
Or you can browse through all of our jello shot recipes for more ideas.
Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
- 16 2-ounce jello shot cups with lids
- kettle or pot for boiling water
- baking sheet (optional)
- mixing bowl with a pour spout
- measuring cup
- mixing spoon
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 3-ounce (small) package Strawberry Jello
- ⅔ cup lime Margarita mix
- ⅓ cup Tequila
- Boil the water.
- While you’re waiting, lay out the jello shot cups on a cookie sheet (for easy transport).
- Mix the Strawberry Jello crystals with 1 cup of boiling water until the jello sugar has dissolved.
- Add the lime Margarita mix and Tequila. Stir again.
- Pour into jello cups.
- Chill until set, about 2 to 4 hours
- Makes about 16 2-oz jello shots.
- You can adjust the amount of tequila and margarita mix depending on how strong you want your jello shots to be. The only rule is that the combination of the two liquids should come out to 1 cup in total.
- Using a mixing bowl with a spout will make things easier when it comes to pouring the jello into the shot cups.
- If you want a sweeter version with lots of Strawberry flavor, substitute the Lime Margarita Mix for Strawberry Margarita Mix
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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This post was originally published on January 5, 2019 but was updated with new content on March 8, 2023.