Mexican Flag Jello Shots

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These Mexican Flag Jello shots are a fun and festive treat that’s perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Pretty layered shots with the colors of the Mexican flag, these boozy treats will get everyone in the mood to party!

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Mexican flag jello shots with whipped cream

Planning a Cinco de Mayo party? You’ll want to add these delicious and colorful Mexican flag shots to your menu. Not only are they the perfect way to kick off your celebration, but they’re much tastier than plain tequila shots, and will look great on your party table!

Fruity and delicious, these simple shots are also super easy to make. Although you’ll need to allow time for each Jello layer to set, it’s well worth the effort. These shots will impress your guests and add plenty of fun to your next party!

Mexican Flag Jello Shots from above

💖Why We Love This Recipe

Great for Cinco de Mayo – With the colors of the Mexican flag, these festive tequila Jello shots are the perfect treat for your Cinco de Mayo party.

Easy – These colorful layered treats look impressive, but they’re actually very easy to prepare. There are no special tools or equipment needed – all it takes is a little patience.

Convenient – With their convenient individual servings and disposable plastic cups, these treats are super easy to transport and serve. Clean-up is a breeze too!

🛒Ingredients

Ingredients for Mexican Flag Jello Shots
  • Lime Jello
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Strawberry Jello
  • Knox unflavored gelatin
  • Water
  • Tequila
  • Whipped cream for topping

How to Make Mexican Flag Jello Shots

For The Green Layer

Step 1: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Remove the hot water from the burner and whisk in the green Jello mix, stirring until completely dissolved.

Adding green jello mix to water

Step 2: Add ½ cup tequila and ½ cup cold water. Stir to combine.

Pouring tequila into measuring up

Step 3: Divide the green Jello mixture evenly between the plastic shot glasses, filling each about one-third of the way full. Place the cups in the refrigerator to chill for about 2 hours.

Green jello shot mixture in muffin tin

For The White Layer

Step 4: For the next layer of Jello, whisk together 1 cup water and 1 envelope of Knox gelatin in a medium saucepan. Heat the mixture until it’s just beginning to boil.

Adding Knox gelatin to water

Step 5: Remove from the heat and add the sweetened condensed milk.

Adding condensed milk to saucepan with gelatin and water

Step 6: Add ½ cup tequila and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to cool completely.

Pouring tequila into measuring cup

Step 7: Once it’s had time to cool, pour mixture into the Jello shot cups on top of the green layer. Each cup should now be about ⅔ full, leaving equal room for the last layer. (Note: If you have extra sweetened condensed milk, you can discard it.)

Step 8: Move the cups back to the refrigerator to chill for another 2 hours.

White layer for Mexican flag jello shots

For The Red Layer

Step 9: For the last layer, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add the strawberry Jello, whisking until dissolved.

Adding red jello mixture to bowl

Step 10: Add ½ cup cold water and ½ cup tequila, then stir to combine. Allow the strawberry Jello mixture to cool completely to room temperature.

Pouring tequila into measuring cup

Step 11: Once the Jello has cooled, fill your shot cups the remainder of the way with the strawberry Jello layer. Move the cups back to the refrigerator to chill for 2 more hours or until ready to serve.

Red layer for Mexican flag jello shots

Step 12: Before serving, top with whipped cream.

Red white and green jello shot on marble counter

Tips & Tricks

  • For the red and green layers, you can substitute any flavors of green or red Jello that you like. You can also swap the green Jello for a blue layer, and you’ll have the perfect layered shot for the fourth of July or Memorial Day.
  • Spray a bit of coconut oil in each shot cup before pouring in the bottom layer of Jello. This is an easy way to ensure that the shots come out easily.
  • Be sure not to add too much alcohol or your shots may not set properly.
  • If you don’t have tequila, you can also make these shots with rum, vodka, or any type of alcohol that you prefer.
Jello shots on marble countertop

How Do I Store Mexican Flag Jello Shots?

Store your shots covered or in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for 4-5 days after you make them, but will taste best if consumed within a day or two.

How Long Can They Stay at Room Temperature?

If you’re serving these at a party, they can stay out of the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours at the most. I recommend serving them in batches and refilling as needed.

What’s the Best Tequila to Use?

The best kind is any kind that you like! But if you’re not sure what to get, I’d go with a mid-priced brand like Sauza or Jose Cuervo.

Jello shots with tequila bottle in background

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Mexican Flag Jello Shots


Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
These colorful Mexican Flag Jello shots are a fun and festive treat that's perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

For The Green Layer

  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Remove the hot water from the burner and whisk in the green Jello mix, stirring until completely dissolved.
    4 cups water, 1 box lime jello
  • Add ½ cup tequila and ½ cup cold water. Stir to combine.
    1 ½ cups tequila, 4 cups water
  • Divide the green Jello mixture evenly between your cups, filling each about one-third of the way full. Place the cups in the refrigerator to chill for about 2 hours.

For The White Layer

  • For the next layer of Jello, whisk together 1 cup water and 1 envelope of Knox gelatin in a medium saucepan. Heat the mixture until it’s just beginning to boil.
    1 packet Knox unflavored gelatin, 4 cups water
  • Remove from the heat and add the sweetened condensed milk.
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Add ½ cup tequila and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
    1 ½ cups tequila
  • Once the mixture has cooled, add it to the Jello shot cups on top of the green layer. Each cup should now be about ⅔ full, leaving equal room for the last layer. (Note: If you have extra sweetened condensed milk, you can discard it.)
  • Move the cups back to the refrigerator to chill for another 2 hours.

For The Red Layer

  • For the last layer, bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then remove from the heat and add the strawberry Jello, whisking until dissolved.
    1 box strawberry jello
  • Add ½ cup cold water and ½ cup tequila, then stir to combine. Allow the strawberry Jello mixture to cool completely to room temperature.
    4 cups water, 1 ½ cups tequila
  • Once the Jello has cooled, fill your shot cups the remainder of the way with the strawberry Jello layer. Move the cups back to the refrigerator to chill for 2 more hours or until ready to serve.
  • Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
    Whipped cream for topping

Notes

  • Spray a bit of coconut oil in each shot cup before pouring in the bottom layer of Jello. This will help the shots come out more easily.
  • Be sure not to add too much alcohol or your shots may not set properly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 106mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 0.1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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