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Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots

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Get ready to shake up your party with our Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots! These colorful treats are a playful twist on the classic cocktail, featuring layers of red and orange jello infused with tequila and grenadine. With each bite, you’ll experience the sweet and tangy flavors of orange juice, the bold kick of tequila, and the rich sweetness of grenadine. Topped with a garnish of cocktail cherries and orange triangles, these jiggly shots are sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Tasting Notes

Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots offer a burst of fruity flavors with a kick of tequila. The red and orange jello layers provide a vibrant and eye-catching appearance, while the tequila infuses each bite with a bold and boozy flavor. The addition of grenadine adds a touch of sweetness and depth, while the orange juice lends a tangy citrus note. Topped with a cocktail cherry and orange triangle garnish, each shot is a playful homage to the classic Tequila Sunrise cocktail

Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots

Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots

Yield: 18 2 oz servings

Let the Sun Settle in Every Tasty Tequila Bite


  • 1 box (3 oz) red jello of choice
  • 1 box ( 3 oz ) orange jello of choice
  • 16 oz boiling water
  • 10 oz tequila of choice
  • 2 oz grenadine
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • cocktail cherries and orange triangles for garnish


  1. For the red layer mix 8 oz boiling water and red jello in a mixing bowl until gelatin is dissolved.
  2. Next mix in 6 oz tequila and 2 oz grenadine.
  3. Pour into plastic jello shots without lid, then set all the shots in the fridge to cool about 2h.
  4. Once the red layer is mostly solidified, start preparing the orange layer.
  5. For the orange layer mix orange jello and 8 oz boiling water in a mixing bowl until gelatin is dissolved.
  6. Now mix in 4 oz tequila and 4 oz orange juice.
  7. Pour the orange mix into the cooled jello shots, right into the red layer. Any small amount of melted red will make a nice gradient.
  8. Now leave these in the fridge to fully set (about 4h).
  9. Garnish before serving or placing on the buffet table.

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Tips & Tricks

 Add diced oranges or orange zest to the jello mixture for added texture and citrus flavor.

Rim the shot glasses with a mixture of salt and chili powder for a spicy-salty kick that enhances the overall flavor profile.

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