What is more perfect for summer than a good margarita? Nothing quite says “relax and chill out” like a perfect lime margarita. Well, except maybe the perfect lime margarita Jello shots. I love Jello shots for entertaining because they are easy to transport and pass around and people always seem to enjoy them. Especially in the summer months when parties tend to move outdoors, Jello shots are a fun way to celebrate without the concern of broken glasses or spilled drinks.
Luckily, these delicious lime margarita Jello shots are super easy to make!
Lime Margarita Jello Shots
- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin powder equal to 1 tablespoon
- ½ teaspoon lime Jello
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup sour mix
- 1/2 cup lime juice reserve ¼ cup for salting the rims of the cups.
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup Orange Liqueur like Cointreau or Patron Citronge
- Lime slices and salt for garnish
- 10 3- ounce plastic cups with lids
In a small mixing bowl, add cold water. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the water and soak the powder for 2 minutes.
Add lime jello to the bowl
Add the sugar
Pour the hot water into the bowl.
Whisk until everything is dissolved.
Add lime juice, sour mix, tequila and liqueur. Stir to combine. For virgin shots, leave out tequila and liqueur.
Add food coloring if desired.
Pour remaining lime juice into a shallow dish. Pour salt into a similar dish. Dip the rim of each cup into the lime juice and then into the salt.
Pour the mixture into the cups, filling them 3/4 full. Refrigerate until set, which is between 60-90 minutes.
When you are ready to serve the shots, remove from the fridge and top with a small lime wedge.
What are your favorite Jello shots to serve at a party? If you’re looking for some new ideas and recipes, be sure to check out our other Jello shot recipes!
these look delicious! i def need to make some for when i have friends over 🙂
Elizabeth O says
These look like a lot of fun, they would make a lovely addition to a garden party in the summertime! I hope you enjoy.
This looks really great! I will save the recipe and make some for when I have guests over. I am sure my guests would be wowed, and I will make sure I mention that I got the recipe from you.
Maureen Fitzgerald says
Aww – thanks so much. I appreciate that!
I don’t drink any alcohol but these do look delicious! Sharing this with my sister she’d love to have these.
Jennifer Prince says
I adore anything lemon or lime. And this looks and sounds oh so refreshing. I’ll have to try making them. Yum!!
Maureen Fitzgerald says
I love citrus too – especially in the summer!
Kim Croisant says
Well, those are the cutest jello shots I’ve ever seen. Perfect for backyard parties.
Melissa Chapman says
For my next party I have to make these. They look cool and refreshing for summer but so much fun for company and very unique
Those are some high class jello shots! They’re perfect for our summer cookouts. I can’t wait to make these.
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve never made jello shots before, but this sounds yummy! I would definitely love to make these this summer! Thanks for sharing.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says
I haven’t had a Jell-O shot in 20 years. Those look yummy.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
This single girl in the city is so HERE for this post! Lime Margarita Jello Shots, um YES, Please! and YAS!!!!!! This for the next girls night!
Claudia Krusch says
It looks amazing! Love how easy it is to make! Can’t wait to try it!
One of my favorite things about margaritas is the salt around the rim. It’s so yummy. These look perfect for a party.
Though I love Jell-O shots, I have yet to make them myself 😆. I do like these, nice and fancy.