Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shots

We were going camping with our new dual-sport club and heard it was one of the clubs member’s birthdays. Instead of baking a cake, I decided to make these margarita shooters the day prior so that we could celebrate with Jell-O shots! These came out so good and everyone enjoyed them.
Yields: 24-30 Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters


  • 1 box (3.9oz.) Strawberry (real, not generic) Jell-O
  • 3 green baskets of fresh strawberries from the farm (about 24-30 strawberries)
  • 8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco (1 cup)
  • 6 ounce Cointreau (3/4 cup)
  • Kosher Salt for garnish
  • 1 lime, cut into small triangles and cut a slit to fit onto side of strawberry
Strawberry Preparation:
  1. 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.
  2. Use a huller or apple corer to empty out the strawberry.
  3. Once the strawberries have been emptied, use a towel to pat the outside of the strawberries dry.
  4. Check each strawberry and make sure there is not a hole in the bottom before you start filling.
Jell-O Instructions:
  1. 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.
  2. Combine tequila and Cointreau, in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add liquor mixture to cold water and stir to combine. Then add cold liqueur mixture to hot Jell-O mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Pour final Jell-O mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Fill your strawberries as high as possible, as the Jell-O will sink a bit in the middle. These are best made the night before and served the next day.
  4. 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.