Margarita Jello Shots 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 3-oz box lime jello mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • coarse salt
  • limes


In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and add in gelatin, stirring to dissolve completely. Let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

Once cooled, stir in the lime juice, tequila and Cointreau. Set aside.

Limes for jello shots

To prepare lime cups, cut the limes in half lengthwise and using a spoon, scoop out the flesh. Pour the jello mixture into the limes and transfer to the refrigerator to set, about 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, slice limes into wedges and top with coarse salt.


You can also make these shots in plastic jello shot glasses, but we think the limes are more fun.

Instead of Cointreau you can always use triple sec.

Perfect Pairing

Jello party!