Strawberry Margarita Shots

These Strawberry Margarita Shots are simple, sweet, and the perfect adult summertime treat. These shots are full of the flavors of strawberry margarita mix, tequila, and watermelon Jello.

margarita shots rimmed with salt and a lime wedge

We love having company all year long, but we especially love it when the warm weather arrives. There’s just something about the heat, the smell of BBQ sauce and smoked meat in the air, and a cold, sweet Jello shot that you just can’t beat.

margarita shots rimmed with salt and a lime wedge

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a sweet, fruity Jello shot that everyone loves.
  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s super easy to make.


You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store. See the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Watermelon gelatin
  • Strawberry margarita mix
  • Tequila
  • Corn syrup
  • Lime wedges

🔪 How to Make Strawberry Margarita Shots

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and you’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time!

watermelon gelatin being mixed in a large glass bowl with a whisk

Step 1: Dissolve the Gelatin

Boil 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Then, stir in the watermelon gelatin powder until dissolved.

Step 2: Add Margarita Mix and Tequila

Stir in the tequila and margarita mix until fully combined.

gelatin being poured into a shot glass

Step 3: Chill

Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, then pour it into plastic condiment cups. Chill for 2 to 4 hours until set.

four margarita shots rimmed with salt and a lime wedge

Step 4: Garnish and Serve

When the strawberry margarita shots have completely set, dip the rims in simple syrup or corn syrup, then salt the rims like a margarita glass. Serve with small lime wedges in the cups.


  • Gelatin – You can use strawberry, watermelon, or cherry gelatin for this recipe.
  • Margarita Mix – Combine your favorite flavored margarita mix with your favorite gelatin to make different shot flavors.

If these fruity Jello shots look good to you, then check out our lemon Jello shots.

margarita shots rimmed with salt and a lime wedge

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • Plastic condiment cups

🥫 Storage

You can store these Jello shots for up to four days in the refrigerator.

💭 Tips

  • Let your Jello shot mixture cool for a few minutes before pouring it into the cups so you don’t melt them.
  • You can make these shots up to a day in advance to make things easier for yourself.
  • Thoroughly mix your margarita mix and tequila into the gelatin so everything is fully combined.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this strawberry margarita shots recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can you add too much alcohol to Jello shots?

Yes, you can. Adding too much alcohol will not only make them taste too strong, but if you add too much, the shots won’t set at all or won’t set properly.

Why do Jello shots get you drunker?

They actually don’t get you drunker. Many people think that Jello shots will get you drunker, but what really happens is that the sweet flavor of the shots masks some of the alcohol flavors. This causes people to consume more alcohol than they realize.

Can you put Jello shots in the freezer to make them set faster?

Freezing Jello shots won’t make them set faster. Instead, the shots will form a layer of ice on the top and cause a freezer burn.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Strawberry Margarita Shots

Strawberry margarita shots are a delicious adult treat to serve at your next backyard party. And they're so easy to make!
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Shots
Calories: 64kcal


  • small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • 2 ounce plastic shot cups


  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 3 ounces Watermelon Gelatin mix use a pink colored mix
  • cup Tequila
  • cup Strawberry Margarita Mix liquid
  • Coarse Salt


  • Boil 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Stir in watermelon gelatin powder until dissolved.
  • Stir in tequila and margarita mix.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes (so it’s not hot enough to melt the cups) then pour the jello shot mixture into your plastic condiment cups. Chill in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  • When the jello shots have completely set, dip the rims in simple syrup or corn syrup and then the salt so the rims are salted like a margarita glass.
  • Serve with small lime wedges on the cups, just like a margarita.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.01mg

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