Margarita & Lemon Vodka Jello Shots

I’ve been tempted to make these for awhile, it was my little brother’s 18th birthday and what better way to celebrate than alcoholic jelly!

First off, we’re going to need the ingredients which are super easy to come by.


Margarita Jello Shot – Servings 24                            Lemon Vodka Jello Shot – 36 (24)

6 Limes                                                                                 6 Lemons

130ml Tequila                                                                      150ml Lemon Vodka

20ml Cointreau                                                                   100ml Cherryade

100ml Limeade                                                                   20ml Lemon Juice

20ml Lime Juice                                                                  3 Tablespoons of Sugar

3 Tablespoons of Sugar                                                    2 Sachets Galantine

2 Sachets Gelatine                                                              Sugar to garnish

Salt to Garnish

Now we’re going to cut the ends of the fruit off, halve them down the middle, then you get a reamer and juice the halves.


Keep some of the juice for later use with the jello shots. Once all the halves have been juice, the flesh from the fruit needs taking out, for the limes it’s best to use your fingers as limes are tougher than lemons where’s you can use a spoon for them.


I’d recommend using gloves for this process as exposure to citric acid will eventually burn your finger tips.

When all the halves have had the flesh removed we’re going to move onto the jelly making stage.

Empty Halves.jpg

First off, pour the limeade into a pan for the Margarita and cherryade into a pan for the Lemon Vodka jello shot, pour the galentine into both pans, mix and allow the galentine to dissolve over a low heat on the hob.

Stiring mixture.jpg

Add the Tequila, Lime Juice, Cointreau and Sugar to the Margarita Jello, and for the Lemon Vodka Jello, add the Lemon Vodka, Lemon Juice and Sugar.

Now you want to keep the halves steady as you pour the liquid in, so I used cupcake cases, a cupcake tin probably works a lot better.


After you’ve poured the mixtures into their respective fruit, place them in the fridge for 4 hours.

They’ll be a slight gap between the top of the jelly and the peel, for aspect reasons I got a pair of scissors and cut around the extra peel.

Lemon cut.jpg  Lime cut.jpg

Sprinkle sugar on the Lemon Vodka jello shot and salt for the Margarita Jello shot.

Finally cut the Lemon Vodka Jello Shots in thirds or halves, and cut the Margarita Jello Shots in halves.


These went down awesomely! The reason I used cherryade rather than lemonade is for colour, definitely make the Lemon Vodka one again, the Margarita one did taste like the drink but it’s better off as a cocktail.


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