These tequila jello shots are the perfect party dessert this summer.
So technically there is no watermelon in these jello shots. It’s made up of tequila and strawberry flavored Jell-O, placed into lime shells. I love how cute they turned out though.
Because they are served in fresh lime shells, there’s even a hint of lime mixed in, which pairs perfectly with the tequila.
For the seeds, I used black sesame seeds. They are so small that you likely won’t even notice it in the Jell-O. Even if you manage to crunch on one, the flavor is quite neutral so it didn’t negatively affect the jello shots.
To easily hollow our your lime shells, make sure you slice lengthwise. This is a picture from an older post, but it shows the process.
I just love how these came out and will be serving them at a BBQ party soon.
Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots
1 (3 oz) package strawberry Jell-O mix
1 cup tequila
1 cup boiling water
approx 10-15 lime shells (depends on the size of your limes)
black sesame seeds
1. Mix Jell-O in boiling water until dissolved. Stir in tequila.
2. Slice limes lengthwise in half, in order to hollow shells. Make sure your cut is lengthwise, like in the photo above. Using a sharp knife, cut around the flesh (carving into the white part of the skin), and then use your fingers to pry out the flesh.
3. Pour Jell-O into lime shells and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. Place about 8 black sesame seeds on each jell-O shot before serving.