Lime & Orange Tequila Jelly Shots

These aren't the Jell-o shots of your youth. Forget those little cups with grape, cherry, and lime vodka-spiked slurpers. These are some high-test, high-grade, high-class jelly shots! 

Made with pure, unflavored (and unsweetened) gelatin, the flavors of the Espolón Reposado and other top-notch ingredients shine through in two different layers, one made with fresh lime juice and the other with fresh-squeezed orange juice. 

Once made, you can slice them into bite-sized 'shots' and serve them with a side of kosher salt for dipping if desired. 

 

equipment:

saucepan
bowl
whisk
9" square pan

ingredients:

LIME LAYER
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
2 packages of unflavored gelatin (.5 oz total)
1/4 cup orange liqueur
3/4 cup Espolón Reposado
1/4 cup agave nectar

ORANGE LAYER
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
2 packages of unflavored gelatin (.5 oz total)
1/4 cup orange liqueur
3/4 cup Espolón Reposado
4-6 dashes orange bitters


method:

You'll make one layer at a time, allowing the first to chill before adding the second. In a saucepan, add the juice and simple syrup. Sprinkle the gelatin over top of the liquid and allow it to absorb liquid before placing over low heat. Stir to combine until gelatin is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add in remaining ingredients.

Pour the completed mixture into your pan, starting with your lime layer. Refrigerate for two hours or until set. Pour the orange layer on top and return to the refrigerator overnight.