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Margarita Jelly Shots

Enjoy the refreshing flavors of a lime margarita, packed into one small shot.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min (includes setting time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 shots
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1/3 cup sugar

3 limes, 2 juiced and 1 cut into small wedges 

2/3 cup seltzer water

One 1/4-ounce package unflavored gelatin (about 2 1/2 teaspoons)

2/3 cup tequila

2 tablespoons orange liqueur

Flaky sea salt, for serving


  1. Combine the sugar, lime juice and 2/3 cup regular water in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each, until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add the seltzer water to the syrup mixture, sprinkle the gelatin on top and leave it to bloom for 5 minutes.
  2. Microwave the bloomed gelatin mixture until dissolved, about 30 seconds. Sir in the tequila and orange liqueur. Divide the mixture among twelve 2-ounce glasses. Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours. 
  3. Before serving, garnish each shot with a small pinch of flaky sea salt and a lime wedge.