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Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots

These tequila jello shots are the perfect party dessert this summer.

overhead photo of Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots
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.

Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots on a plate

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.

process photo showing how to prep the limes for the jello shots

To easily hollow our your lime shells, make sure you slice lengthwise. This is a picture is from another post and I use the same method for other jello shot recipes like my Margarita Jello Shots.

I just love how these came out and will be serving them at a BBQ party soon.

watermelon tequila jello shots photo collage

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Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These watermelon tequila shots look like miniature watermelons, but they are actually made with strawberry flavored jello that is poured into hollowed out limes. They are the perfect summer party dessert!
5 from 1 vote


  • 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 (see note)


  • Mix Jell-O in boiling water until dissolved. Stir in tequila.
  • Slice limes lengthwise in half, in order to hollow shells. Make sure your cut is lengthwise, like in the photo in the post. 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.
  • 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.


  • The sesame seeds are just for decoration and you won't even notice them 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.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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24 comments on “Watermelon Tequila Jello Shots”

  1. Adorable and so creative! We are a no alcohol house. I will be making them with water and apple juice or water and white juice. Whenever I make jell-o,  I use juice to bring out the flavor of the jell-o. This is first for this summers jell-o creation!

  2. This is great! I’m making a BBQ Saturday and I’m going to make these. I’m going to follow your recipe except for one change. Instead of 1 cup of water, I’m going to use 3/4 of a cup of water and 1/4 cup of lime juice to cut the taste of the tequila. I’ll try to remember to post pictures.

  3. Hi! Love this idea! How many shots will this recipe make?



    • As indicated in the recipe, it will fill 10-15 limes depending on the size of your limes, and so about 20-30.

  4. I like the Tequila idea I think it’s cool

  5. These look so cute! I’m going to see if I can find watermelon jello to use with them though. I am pretty sure I’ve seen that flavor!

  6. A very original idea! Love the concept of lime + tequila in a shot

  7. How about substituting at least half the water with watermelon juice :))
    I’ll try pure gelatine, sugar , some red colouring try to dissolve it in 1/2 cup boiling water, adding a cup of tequila and a 1/2 cup of watermelon juice and see how it turns out to be 🙂

  8. so cute…. love it. Very creative idea. 

  9. Those are super cute! I love how bright they look. I think I’d leave the tequila out of mine though… too much of a lightweight 🙂

  10. Are these jelly shots cute, or what? Love the idea + recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. This is the cutest! I really want to make this for a party. Now I am thinking of what other fruits you could mimic haha. 

  12. Greatest looking jello shots ever, love how you made these!!