I’m obsessed with the newest thing in the cocktail industry – homemade “jello shots” !!!! Yes, similar to those ones you had in college, but not disgusting! While on vacation, I took the opportunity to whip up a bunch of different versions, including these grapefruit margarita ones – give them a whirl – I can’t wait to hear what you think!
1 1/3 cup grapefruit soda (I used Izzy’s sparkling juice)
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tsp sugar
2 envelopes Knox gelatin
2/3 cup tequila
Fresh grapefruit segments for garnish, if desired
Pour soda, lime juice and sugar into a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.
Mixture may be foamy initially, but this will disapate. Remove from heat.
Stir in the tequila. Pour mixture into loaf pan.
Place in refrigerator to set (several hours or overnight).
To serve, cut into desired shapes. Garnish each jelly shot with a small grapefruit segment, if desired. CHEERS!
Makes 18 to 24 grapefruit margarita shots!