Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ocean Margarita Jelly Shots

Post amended 2/11/15. This jelly shot recipe was of the very first we created! We put it up on the internet for friends, at popular request, after a barbecue debut. Mind you, this was before Jelly Shot Test Kitchen was a blog or a book - it was just a repository and reference for friends and family. So we didn't do an intro or hello world type post or anything. Sigh. Simple times. Hope you enjoy! 

Note that this recipe makes a fairly "stiff" jelly shot - for a milder version, substitute up to 1/4 cup of the tequila and 1/4 cup of the Blue Curacao with equal amounts of water!  

Ocean Margarita Jelly Shots

Recommended Pan:  Standard Loaf Pan (approximately 8” x 4”)


  • ¾ cup 100% agave tequila
  • ½ cup Blue Curacao
  • 2/3 cup Roses lime
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar or agave nectar (if desired)
Pour lime syrup, sweetener and water in a saucepan, sprinkle with gelatin.  Allow gelatin to soak for a few minutes.  Heat over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly (approximately 5 minutes).  Remove from heat, stir in tequila and Blue Curacao.  Pour into pan.  Refrigerate until fully set (several hours or overnight).

To serve, cut into desired shapes.  Makes 18 to 24 shots.