Mexican Jelly Shots

It’s been a while since I shared the Seven Deadly Jelly Shots, and I have made them again in the meantime but I’m always open to new inspiration, and as I said at the time… The jelly shot is limited only by your imagination.

I have a Hen’s night to go to this weekend and I was asked to make some jelly shots. The party has taken on quite the Mexican theme and before I even started thinking about whether I could do Mexican jelly shots my brain shot forth an image of cute little red, white and green jelly shots.

The first lot is in the fridge as we speak so I thought it would be the perfect time to come share my latest concoction. I have 2 new delicious sounding jelly shots in a Mexican theme to tempt you.


mexican jelly shots

The Mexican Flag

You can’t get more Mexican than the Mexican flag so it seemed like a great idea. The only thing with these jelly shots are they are a little more labour intensive but I think they’ll be worth it.

For this you will need:

1 pkt Lime jelly crystals
1 pkt Raspberry jelly crystals
1 pkt Create Your Own jelly crystals (anything colourless would be fine, I almost got lemonade but wasn’t sure if it would be blue)
300ml Vodka
75ml Tequila

jelly shots mexican

Here’s how I’m putting it together:

  1. Add 250ml boiling water to the Lime jelly crystals in a jug and stir until dissolved
  2. Place jug in fridge until lukewarm. Note here that you don’t want to let it start getting cold because the jelly will start to thicken, the reason I started cooling my jelly here is that it seems to make the shot stronger if you don’t add alcohol to boiling hot water. About an hour is plenty.
  3. Remove cooled jelly from the fridge and add 150ml vodka and 50ml water, stir to combine.
  4. Set out shot glasses and give them a light spray with canola oil to help them slide out easier.
  5. Pour green jelly into shot glasses so they are about 1/3 full.
  6. Place them in the fridge to set.

When green jelly is set:

  1. Add 250ml boiling water to the Create Your Own jelly crystals in a jug and stir until dissolved
  2. Place jug in fridge until lukewarm.
  3. Remove cooled jelly from the fridge and add 75ml tequila and 125ml water, stir to combine.
  4. Pour clear jelly into shot glasses on top of set green jelly so they are about 2/3 full.
  5. Place them in the fridge to set.

When the clear jelly is set:

  1. Add 250ml boiling water to the Raspberry jelly crystals in a jug and stir until dissolved
  2. Place jug in fridge until lukewarm.
  3. Remove cooled jelly from the fridge and add 150ml vodka and 50ml water, stir to combine.
  4. Pour red jelly into shot glasses on top of set clear jelly so they are about.
  5. Place them in the fridge to set.

mexican jelly shot

Tequila Sunrise

I don’t know that I’ve ever actually had a tequila sunrise but they certainly have a Mexican feel to them, that may just be because they have tequila in them though. It was enough for me to decide that Tequila Sunrise jelly shots were well worth the experiment.

You will need:

150ml vodka
75ml tequila
1 pkt raspberry jelly crystals
1 pkt orange jelly crystals

Here’s how I’m making them:

  1. Add 250ml boiling water to the Raspberry jelly crystals in a jug and stir until dissolved
  2. Place jug in fridge until lukewarm. Note here that you don’t want to let it start getting cold because the jelly will start to thicken, the reason I started cooling my jelly here is that it seems to make the shot stronger if you don’t add alcohol to boiling hot water. About an hour is plenty.
  3. Remove cooled jelly from the fridge and add 150ml vodka and 50ml water, stir to combine.
  4. Set out shot glasses and give them a light spray with canola oil to help them slide out easier.
  5. Pour red jelly into shot glasses so they are about 1/2 full.
  6. Place them in the fridge to set.

When red jelly is set:

  1. Add 250ml boiling water to the Orange jelly crystals in a jug and stir until dissolved
  2. Place jug in fridge until lukewarm.
  3. Remove cooled jelly from the fridge and add 75ml tequila and 125ml water, stir to combine.
  4. Pour clear jelly into shot glasses on top of set red jelly.
  5. Place them in the fridge to set.

And enjoy!

A few little points of interest before I go and add my next layer!

I think these would work really well with just the different coloured vodka but I wanted to try it out with tequila to let you know how it went.

The biggest thing I had trouble with was finding a small bottle of tequila so keep that in mind.

These are a much longer process because you need to let them set between layers but I think the effect makes it worth it.

I have only used a small amount of tequila in these recipes and I’ve done that for 2 reasons. Firstly, it worked perfectly to split the 150ml bottle in half and meant I could do both with little extra expense; and secondly because tequila has quite a strong and distinctive flavour so though it best to start small and see how it went. Next time we would be able to gauge whether the tequila volume needs to be changed.

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And here’s my little message from the other side – of a fabulous fun Mexican night with jelly shots.

The flags looked fantastic all set and flaggy looking. There was a bit of bleeding /reflection of the green but they still looked AMAZING! If I may say so myself. They tasted fantastic too. I found that the tequila was overpowered and would use 100ml next time round.

The Sunrise’s were perfect! I might try them with a bit more tequila next time, but they were just divine with the 75ml. That may be because the tequila is on top so you get the flavour better.

A huge hit that I would definitely make again.

Please drink responsibly.

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