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Top Shelf Sparkling Margarita Jell-O®

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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4 h 30 m servings 144
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  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: 144 calories; 0 20 1.3 0 76 Full nutrition

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I love these! Instead of 2.5c water and .5c lime juice, I do half water, half Cuervo margarita mix (or make up the 3 cups total to taste). Put them in a shallow pan and slice em up when they are...

I love jello shots, but hate little cups! I added in an envelope of unflavored knox gelatin to this recipe to firm it up so that it could be made "jiggler" style in an 8"x8" pan sprayed with a l...

This recipe was requested by 9 people at the party. I used Cointreau and Gran Marnier with the Jose Cuervo tequila --- my oh my, it was FANTASTIC!