Mojito Jello Shots

Best mojito jello shots!!!!Did you ever think you’d see jello shots on the blog? Ok, ok, but hear me out. These are so fun! I’m a sucker for jello inside a citrus rind! Get me every time. My soon to be sister-in-law made these really cute blue jello in orange rind snacks for my nephew’s pirate themed birthday party. They were just jello, not jello shots. Just for the record. 🙂

How to make mojito shotsHow to make jello shots in lime shellsI made these for a little get-together at my house last weekend, and they went over really well. These are the perfect amount of lime and mint, in my opinion. They are very fun and refreshing. Add the rum if you want, or leave it out and just enjoy your cute jello creations. Either way these are worth the effort it takes to make a batch. Here’s what you do:

Mojito jello shot ingredients This mojito jello shots recipe will make around 32 if using lime rinds. Recipe adapted from Food & Wine.

In a pot, combine the water and sugar over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin. Add the lime juice and 2 mint stems (with leaves). Allow that to steep for 12-15 minutes. Remove the mint stems and stir in the rum if using.

How to make jello shotsIn the meantime hollow out your lime shells. This is probably the hardest part of making these. I used a small sharp knife to carve around the inside of the limes and then a melon baller to scoop out the centers. If the insides don’t look perfect don’t worry! Mine looked far from perfect. Be sure to leave the limes cut in halves until after the jello has set, then you can slice them into wedges.

Fill each lime shell with the jello mixture and sprinkle in some chopped fresh mint (from the remaining leaves on that 3rd stem). Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 3 hours.

Mojito shotsMaking mojito jello shotsThese are a fun little party trick! I think I’m going to make these ahead of time for the next camping trip I go on. I’m going to be that girl who pulls out a tupperware of jello shots. Ha! Oh well, at least they are the cutest and most delicious little jello shots. That ups the classy factor, right? 🙂 xo. Emma

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Mojito jello shots

Servings 32

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 stems fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup white rum

Instructions

  1. In a pot, combine the water and sugar over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the gelatin. Add the lime juice and 2 mint stems (with leaves). Allow that to steep for 12-15 minutes. Remove the mint stems and stir in the rum if using.
  2. In the meantime hollow out your lime shells. This is probably the hardest part of making these. I used a small sharp knife to carve around the inside of the limes and then a mellon baller to scoop out the centers. If the insides don’t look perfect don’t worry! Mine looked far from perfect. Be sure to leave the limes cut in halves until after the jello has set, then you can slice them into wedges.
  3. Fill each lime shell with the jello mixture and sprinkle in some chopped fresh mint (from the remaining leaves on that 3rd stem). Place in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 3 hours.
  • 5 stars
    I love this recipe, I have made it a couple of times and it’s always been a hit at parties 🙂 Do you know how much agar agar I would need in order to replace the gelatine?

  • Ahh!! These look amazing! Definitely making these for our next beach party 🙂 🙂

  • This recipe is the best idea! It’s perfect for a dessert after big meals. Thank you for sharing! I think I will try it with both lime and lemon.

  • I can’t wait to try these out on my guests this weekend at my Habana Nights Pig Roast. Thanks!

  • These are brilliant and, having made them for a picnic on Saturday, earlier today I tried making my own version – Gatsby-inspired mint julep jello shots.

    Recipe here: http://stagefloorandbrogues.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/recipe-gatsby-inspired-mint-julep-jello.html

  • Such an original idea! And it looks beautiful!

  • Sweet!!! Definitely going to try these!

    MissesBoy

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  • ummm….holy deliciousness! cannot wait to make these! =)

  • I tried these with friends on the weekend. Delish! I recomend doing the carving first. It is the toughest part and you can use the lime juice in the recipe. It is a lot of work but they are delicious and very impressive to your friends!

  • Amazing:) I will try these next weekend and I just wondered how would “margarita’s work in a orange skins:)??

  • I’ll definitely be making these for my boyfriend’s birthday! He loves mojitos so this should be great 🙂

  • Nur noch den Sommer, Freunde auf der Terrasse, gute Musik und diese erfrischende Limetten….Tolle Idee!Die schönen Fotos ermutigen es nachzumachen:-)
    LG Nicole

  • As someone who has taken a personal vow to never turn down a Jell-O shot, it is incredible when someone pulls them out on a camping trip or at a summer music festival!

  • YUM! Nigella Lawson (chef in the UK) does a limoncello version in her Christmas book, they’re good! How about strawberry jelly inside lime – daiquiri style? 🙂 Rosie x

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  • I’m not sure if I commented on this already, but I am totally doing this now for our camping trip next week. Kids stay at home every year and we celebrate Todd’s brothers birthday (they’re twins) camping. They love mojitos AND getting loaded so this will be a hit. Thanks!

  • What?!? Amazing! Looking for cute ideas for my husbands 30th Bday party & this looks like a go!

  • I cannot love these enough! They are ADORABLE! ~M.

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  • Love this idea! I’m definitely going to have to try this out 🙂

  • I must admit, at first I was all ‘ewww….’ but now I’m all ‘hmmm…’ These would be super cool at parties.

  • my favourite cocktail in jello shot form? the key to my heart!
    xx
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  • These look amazing! Such a cute and fun idea. I can’t wait to try them myself!

  • Shut the front door! This is an awesome idea! Glad you posted this 🙂

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    ♥aley

  • Amazing!! I want these right now. We used mango tequila and put the jello in orange rinds. They were great.. ahha.

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • These are genius, they look amazing and bet they taste great too! Def trying these for summer BBQ’s

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
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  • These look great! I’ve seen something similar on Pinterest but yours look way better. Mojitos are a good idea

  • yum – I made margarita jello shots for cinco de mayo and eggnog ones for christmas. I need to try these next!

  • Super fun idea and one that is so adaptable to any party. These little creative ideas are what takes a party up just a notch. Thanks so much for sharing; I’m going to try these for my next dinner party, or maybe, even, just for myself. It’s important to be acquainted with your menu!

    Allyson

  • Amazing! Love, love, love this. I’ve seen ones that look like and taste like little watermelons, but mojito? Genius.

  • It looks delicious!! As soon as summer gets to Barcelona I’ll try to make some!!

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  • ou that is too cool!

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  • They look like so much fun. I will so have to give these a go the next time we are entertaining xxx

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  • How many limes did you need for the recipe? Looks great!

  • We’re making Jello shots for our beach vacation next week, but they definitely aren’t the classy kind. Nothing wrong with having some fun!

  • Ok this is seriously cool. This presentation makes jello shots okay anytime anywhere haha
    x
    Jen & kelly
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  • These are cute!
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    Anna

  • fabulous, those are a must-try!
    thank you for this idea!
    best,
    kat

  • What an amazing idea. I am parcial to making vodka jelly for parties but these look so much more fancy and tasty.

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    xx

  • What a fabulous idea. When the sunshine arrives in the UK 🙁 I will be sure to make them 🙂

  • These are great! I think I’ll make them for our next cookout. How long did it take (aside from chilling in the fridge)?

  • LOVE IT!
    I think I’m gonna make those here in Portugal 🙂 If so I’ll show them to you sisters 🙂 Great work btw, love the blog!!!
    xxx
    Joana, lisbon, portugal

  • Thank you so much for this great idea! I think I’ll make them for a picnic / summer party in the park once the sun finally finds it’s way to Germany 🙂

    /Cindi

  • Love this idea, will have to make it!

    Carina xx
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  • This is an amazing idea! You always come up with the most unique things to make!

  • They look AMAZING! I want one now, what a brilliant idea!

  • those look sooo good and like the perfect little treat to add to a party!! gonna have to try making these 🙂

    -katie

  • have you seen this?
    http://jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogspot.com/p/recipes.html

  • Wow. Definitely the first jello shot I’ve ever seen that ISN’T trashy looking!

  • Yum! I so want to try this… I’ve made jello shots before in shot glasses, but they’re pretty hard to get out of the shot glasses… I’ve never thought to try it with citrus fruit!

  • mmmm … yes please! Mojitos are my fave – can’t wait to try this.

  • Oh, how cool. I love it! I want to try something like this soon! Sans alcohol, though, since I’m growing a baby. 😉

  • Elsie!! This is perfect because I just bought a big bag of limes today. So, thank you so very much b/c these will be heaven on my day off tomorrow. Thank doll!

  • I usually pass when the jello shots start going around, but THIS is something I would actually try. A definite party conversation piece! On my to-do list for this summer – thanks 🙂

  • Jello shots in lemon rinds! This is amazing! Love the idea! Thanks!

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  • I love that you just did jello shots and not just any jello shots either – these are my far the fanciest jello shots I’ve ever seen, I bet they taste amazing too!

    What a fab party idea
    Martina
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  • I truly never expected to see jello shots on this blog (I, personally, am not a fan) – but these seem amazing, like an adult version of the predominantly high school/college kid classic… love it, and I plan on making these this summer!

  • I tried making some gourmet jello shots a while ago, but I just couldn’t get the proportions right. They kept coming out way too strong and I, quite defeated, ended up just using jell-o. This makes me want to try again!

  • Ah I have a guilty love of jello-shots but they are always so hard to get out of cups and so forth. This seems like the perfect solution! So novel and fun.

    x eva
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  • These look super fun for a party! They look sooo cute & refreshing. Unfortunately, I can’t swallow jello without gagging, so no fun for me, but I’m sure guests would enjoy!!! Y’all always have the best ideas! 🙂

  • Wow this is amazing! they’re still look like limes! incredible!
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  • oh my gosh, i need to have a party RIGHT now. too bad I’m in the middle of moving or I would be on my way to the store.

  • I love this! Such a fun idea for parties, definitely going to keep this in mind.

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  • Fantastic idea!!! Looks lovely and tastes I imagine even better 😉

    xo
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  • These look so amazing! The perfect hit of refreshment for summer!

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  • I’m not a jello-shot person but this I do want to try once 🙂 looks very fresh and good! Going to keep this one in mind for upcoming summer 🙂

    Sabrina, x.

  • I don´t like mojitos 🙁 but I guess it could be try out with some other drink 🙂

    Kisses
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  • Omg! These my dear look awesome! Can’t wait to try these in the summer for my birthday 🙂

    Lulu xx

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  • Fried pickles and mojito jello shots? Forget Trey, marry ME Emma! hahaha 🙂

  • I wanna say… awesome ! and it looks so pretty…

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  • Yum! Mojito Jello shots sound phenomenal! I actually made the same thing here, but with lemons, limes and oranges! I will have to try your version
    x

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  • You are speaking my language! Cannot wait to try these.

    Allyson
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  • I love the idea of using the rinds! My friends and I used to make jello shooters every year for our beach trips…I miss those days. I’m not sure what kind of booze we put in them but they were good!

  • These are amazing!! Such a cute idea!
    xx
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  • Wow! That is absolutely cool!!! Thanks for sharing! The photos look amazing too! 🙂

  • Oh my goodness I have to try these , I am a sucker for mojitos and jello shots so bonus haha.

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  • so random! i just had these on memorial day too! the girl who made ours was a BIT heavy-handed with the rum, but if you sucked them down quick, the lime/mint was lovely…

  • Wow,I’ve never seen anything lime this before. So neat! People would surely remember being served these at a party.

  • This is the classiest jello shot I’ve ever seen! Adorable!

  • That’s a great idea! I’ve got mint on my balcony and this is a good way to use it:)
    Can you specify how much gelatine is in one envelope?

    Kasia

    http://esikfloresik.blogspot.com

  • These look incredible!!!! Would love to do them for our next shindig!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  • These look delicious! I never liked the typical vodka based jello shots but I think I have to try these!
    Do you have an idea how to utilize the scooped out limes?

  • Wow! Love the idea of using the lemons as the shoots!! 🙂 Trying it soooonnn

  • Those are awesome! I’m a huge fan of making jello shots for parties and get-togethers but I’ve never used fruit rinds!

  • Oh my gosh I am DEAD! This is by far one of my favorite things you have posted! So fun!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  • Love, love, love mojitos and jello shots, too. Seriously these look amazing and pinned to make. Thanks ladies!! 🙂

  • I love you that you just posted about jello shots 🙂 – you two can do no wrong, always cute, always creative and these seriously do look yum even if I am a mom of four who never gets out…maybe I’ll be the wife who pulls out a tupperware of these for my hubby! 🙂 thanks Emma for sharing!

  • I need to try this!

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  • Just curious how many limes did you use for your recipe?

  • I don’t see anything wrong with jello shots. After all, if you have a cocktail, it’s pretty much the same thing, but in a different form. 🙂

    These are genius! I might have to try it one day! So cute!

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