You don’t have to be in college to enjoy these jello shots. Prepare them inside of the rinds of blood oranges to impress guests at your next party.
Happy National Margarita Day! I’ve teamed up with a fun group of bloggers to celebrate this boozy holiday with an assortment of margaritas and margarita-inspired food items. We’ve got you covered no matter what way you like to get your margarita fix. I contributed a grown-up version of jello shots because they arn’t just for college kids anymore. These are made with fresh blood orange juice and gelatin, not a boxed mix, and then allowed to set inside the rinds of the blood oranges themselves. Once solidified you can slice them up just like and orange!
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- Caramelized Grapefruit Margarita from girlichef
- Cinnamon Orange Margarita from Sweet Life
- Cool Margarita Mule from Peaceful Cooking
- Iced Coffee Margarita from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Mango Margarita from La Cocina de Leslie
- Minty Papaya Margarita with Chile de Arbol Spice from Nibbles and Feasts
- Pomelo Margaritas from Food Lust People Love
- Winter Pomelo Ginger Margarita from Muy Bueno Cookbook
- Blood Orange Margarita Jello Shots from The Spiffy Cookie
- Pink Cadillac Margarita Cupcakes from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Salted Margarita Shortbread from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Strawberry Lime Margarita Cupcakes from Wishes and Dishes
- Strawberry Lime Aide Margarita Popsicles from Simply Healthy Family
Three years ago: Cajun Mac & Cheese
Four years ago: Pizza Bagels
BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA JELLO SHOTS
Makes 64 shot slices
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup fresh blood orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 Tbsp fresh blood orange zest
1 cup tequila (or another cup water for virgin)
4 blood oranges, halved and fruit scooped out
2 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1 Tbsp salt (optional)
- In a medium pot over medium heat, combine water and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves and remove from heat. Slowly add the gelatin while whisking and stir until dissolved. Add the juices and zest then allow to steep for 12-15 minutes. Strain out the zest then stir in the tequila (or water).
- Fill each orange half with the jello mixture, being careful that they securely sit level (a cupcake pan works nicely). Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 3 hours. After the jello has set, slice each half into 4 wedges before serving. Dip edges in sugar mixture if desired.