Top Shelf Sparkling Margarita Jell-O®


For grown-ups only. This recipe is my closest attempt at duplicating the awesome flavor of a cold margarita. It's sweet, tart, salty, and packs a punch. Garnish each serving with a lime wedge. You seriously only need one of these.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
24 servings


  • 3 (3 ounce) packages lime-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon-flavored gelatin mix (such as Jell-O®)

  • 2 ½ cups boiling water

  • 1 ⅔ cups premium tequila

  • cup triple sec

  • cup brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)

  • ½ cup sweetened lime juice

  • 2 cups sparkling water

  • 1 lime, zested

  • 1 pinch margarita salt, or as needed


  1. Stir lime gelatin, lemon gelatin, and boiling water together in a bowl until fully dissolved. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  2. Stir tequila, triple sec, orange liqueur, and sweetened lime juice into gelatin mixture. Gently stir in sparkling water. Ladle mixture into 24 small cups. Sprinkle each serving with lime zest. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours. Sprinkle each serving with margarita salt before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love