Weekend Drinks: Strawberry Margarita Jelly Treats

Who drinks shots out of normal, boring old shot glasses any more? How perfect are these gorgeous little treats for a summer picnic or garden party?

Here’s how to get these scrumptions things into your belly this weekend. Shoutout to Buzzfeed for this delicious treat.

What you’ll need: 

24-30 large strawberries
1 box Strawberry Jelly
1 cup tequila
3/4 cup cointreau

To finish:
1-2 limes
Special equipment
A melon baller or small measuring spoon with relatively sharp edges

How to get these delicious bad boys in your belly:

For the delicious berries:

Step 1: Balancing the strawberry on its side, parallel to the cutting board at the point where it is widest, cut off the top.

Step 2. Still holding it the same way, cut off a tiny part of the strawberry’s bottom tip so the berry can stand upright. Make sure not to cut off too much or you’ll create a hole at the bottom. Repeat.

Step 3. Use a melon baller or small spoon to carefully scoop out the insides of the strawberries.

Step 4. Put them all on a baking sheet and dry them a little with a paper towel.

For the jelly:

Step 5. Combine strawberry jelly mix with 3/4 cup boiling water and stir until completely dissolved.

Step 6. Stir tequila and cointreau into the jelly mix.

Step 7. Use a container that can pour easily, and pour the mixture into the strawberry cups.

Step 8. Pop in the fridge.
To finish

Step 9. Zest lime into a plate of sugar.

Step 10. Slice lime (you can use the same one if you don’t care about the aesthetics, or a new one if you do) into thin rounds, then cut into small wedges. You may also want to cut a small chunk through the center of each wedge’s flesh so they can balance on the tip of the strawberry.

Step 11. Wet the sides of the sshot with lime or water, roll in your sugar-lime zest, and garnish with lime wedge.

Step 12. Eat them…in moderation.



  • Reply kattystsai Sunday 9th March, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Will try this, looks delicious!

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I’m sure they will be great but too much work for me.

  • Reply romvar Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Bring on summer!

  • Reply godsaur Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 3:30 pm


  • Reply amanda6393 Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 at 8:57 am


  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 20th October, 2013 at 6:00 am

    These look amazing and sound yummo

  • Reply pearl06 Sunday 20th October, 2013 at 1:37 am


  • Reply BellaB Saturday 19th October, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Look great… but I hate strawberries, so they’d be for my guests!

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 19th October, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This looks so good!

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