Whenever there is an occasion that calls for tequila I am all in. And there is no occasion more worthy of tequila than Cinco de Mayo. With the holiday quickly approaching I thought it would be fun to plan a little get together with the girls. May 5th falls on a Friday this year, making it the perfect night for a party. I will be serving up plenty of my pretty Margarita Jello Shots in lime wedges. Scroll down for the recipe.
I found this wonderful hand crafted blanco tequila made by a local vendor in Florida. The name is Tease Me and it features an image of a mermaid on the label. Whenever possible, I like to use ingredients from local vendors. However, you may use whatever tequila you like. Blanco (or silver) is best because it is clear and wont give your jello shots a funny yellow/brown color that you might get from a gold tequila.
2 Packets of Unflavored Gelatin
1 1/2 Cups of Simply Limeade (or any brand of limeade)
1/2 Cup of Blanco (silver) Tequila
2 TBL of granulated sugar
Cut limes in half and scoop out the insides and sprinkle a little granulated sugar on the inside. Heat the limeade in a pan over medium heat and stir in the packets of gelatin slowly until they dissolve. Add the limeade and gelatin mixture to a pourable container. Pour in tequila. Stir until combined. Place lime halves into a muffin tin to keep them upright. Pour in the liquid until each half is full and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Slice into slices right before serving.
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