The classic cocktail wiggles into town - with colorful layers.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour 1 cup boiling water over half of the lime-flavored gelatin in a glass measuring cup; stir until dissolved. Stir in 1/2 cup tequila. Pour lime and tequila mixture 1/3 of the way up twelve 2-ounce cups.

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  • Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.

  • Combine 1/2 cup boiling water and orange gelatin mixes in glass measuring cup; stir until dissolved. Stir triple sec into orange gelatin mixture. Remove cups from the refrigerator. Pour an orange gelatin layer about half as tall as the lime layer into each cup.

  • Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.

  • Combine 1 cup boiling water and remaining lime-flavored gelatin in glass measuring cup; stir until dissolved. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup tequila. Remove cups from the refrigerator. Pour a layer of lime and tequila mixture on top about the same size as the bottom layer.

  • Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

For salted rims, moisten the rim of each cup with a damp rag or sponge and dip into a shallow plate of salt.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; 0.7 g protein; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 33.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2016
It tastes very good however the recipe should have made mention that you need to cool the Jell-O before adding it to the set layer or it will dissolve and melt which is what happened to my Jell-O. The orange and green Jell-O then turned brown as it all mixed together. It tasted good but was not pretty like the picture. Next time I will not bother layering the orange in the middle but just add a little triple sack to the margarita Jell-O recipe and have the entire jello green. Then the Jell-O will set up in four hours instead of 12 as the original recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2016
It tastes very good however the recipe should have made mention that you need to cool the Jell-O before adding it to the set layer or it will dissolve and melt which is what happened to my Jell-O. The orange and green Jell-O then turned brown as it all mixed together. It tasted good but was not pretty like the picture. Next time I will not bother layering the orange in the middle but just add a little triple sack to the margarita Jell-O recipe and have the entire jello green. Then the Jell-O will set up in four hours instead of 12 as the original recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2016
It tastes very good however the recipe should have made mention that you need to cool the Jell-O before adding it to the set layer or it will dissolve and melt which is what happened to my Jell-O. The orange and green Jell-O then turned brown as it all mixed together. It tasted good but was not pretty like the picture. Next time I will not bother layering the orange in the middle but just add a little triple sack to the margarita Jell-O recipe and have the entire jello green. Then the Jell-O will set up in four hours instead of 12 as the original recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2018
Three different steps takes a bit of time. However they are a hot with everyone I served them to. Read More
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