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Heart-Shaped Hibiscus Margarita Jello Shots

February 4, 2020

Raise your hand if you had a terrible jello shot experience around the age of 19 and haven’t touched them since. No? Just me? Honestly, I couldn’t think or look at a jello shot for YEARS! However, I recently got over my fear and thought to myself that there must be a way to make them from scratch and delicious without the use of JELL-O packets. Enter these hibiscus margarita jello shots! They truly taste like a margarita in jello format with an unexpected hint of hibiscus…And they’re shaped like hearts for Valentine’s Day! These would be so much fun to make with your friends for a galentines day party (tacos too, please) or even with your significant other. They’re very easy to make but be sure to leave some time for them to chill. I’d also suggest opting for heart shaped silicone moulds as I admittedly found cutting them with a cookie cuter whilst attempting keep their shape to be quite challenging. Other then that, these are delicious and so much fun, don’t you think!?

Heart Shaped Hibiscus Margarita Jello Shots
Serves 20
A classic margarita with a touch of hibiscus in jello format.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups water
  2. 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 2 hibiscus tea bags
  3. 1 envelope unflavoured gelatin packet
  4. 2 tbsp agave syrup
  5. juice of 1/2 lime
  6. 1/4 cup tequila
  7. 1/3 cup triple sec
  8. small heat shaped cookie cutter or silicone moulds
Instructions
  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add the hibiscus leaves or tea and steep for about 10 minutes.
  2. strain the leaves/remove tea bags, pour 1/2 the hibiscus tea into a bowl and place in the fridge to cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, mixed the gelatin into the mixture.
  4. Meanwhile, reheat the remaining hibiscus tea on the stove, it does not need to be boiling, just heated. Add the cooled gelatin mixture and stir until completely dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and add the tequila, triple sec, agave and lime juice.
  6. Pour the mixture into a glass pyrex dish and place in the fridge to cool completely. Alternatively, you can divide the mixture into small heart shaped moulds which I think might work better.
  7. Cool the mixture completely.
  8. Once cool, remove the jello from the fridge and place it in a bath of warm water for 10 seconds. Work quickly are carefully cutting out your jello moulds with the cookie cutter.
  9. Enjoy!
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