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Thirsty Thursday: Margarita March

This month I’ve been celebrating Margarita March. It’s not an official holiday (yet), but this alliteration is enough to make me pull out the tequila and limes to make this classic concoction.

Meet margaritas more playful side with these cool, bite-sized Margarita Jell-O Shots.  Lime green and jiggly, these little shots pack a punch and are great to make for a crowd. They are easily adaptable to incorporate other flavors, so try using strawberry or raspberry Jell-O for a fruity-flavored margarita.

Just combine your Jell-O flavor of choice with tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice and triple sec and refrigerate until set. Ditch the small plastic cups and cut the Jell-O shots into cubes, so you can easily pop them in your mouth.

P.S. These would make a festive addition to your St. Paddy’s Day celebration!

Bottoms up, folks.

Margarita Jell-O Shots

Recipe courtesy of On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz, copyright (c) 2011

Ingredients:

  • 80 cocktail picks
  • 3 (6-ounce) packages lime or strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp triple sec

Directions:

Line a 9-by-9-inch baking dish with plastic wrap.

Combine Jell-O powder and 2 1/2 cups boiling water in a large bowl and stir to dissolve. Add tequila, lime juice, and triple sec and stir until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.

Once Jell-O has set completely, turn out onto a clean surface and peel off plastic wrap. Cut into 1-inch cubes and serve on cocktail picks. Cheers!

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