Nothing says summer quite like a sweet, cool cocktail. That’s one of the reasons why strawberry daiquiris are among the most popular summertime cocktails. Keep your calories low without missing any fun with strawberry daiquiri Jell-o shots this summer!
What Goes into a Strawberry Daiquiri?
There are a lot of different recipes for strawberry daiquiris to choose from, but they all have the same basic ingredients in common. A good strawberry daiquiri needs clear rum, fresh or frozen strawberries, ice, and lime juice.
The finished product is sweet, refreshing, and so tasty you’ll almost forget there’s alcohol in it!
Jello Shooters VS Traditional Cocktails
Jello shots are often overlooked or seen as something that belongs at a college party. While college parties are a great place to find jello shots in action, it’s not the only place where people can enjoy a good jello shot!
- What Goes into a Strawberry Daiquiri?
- Jello Shooters VS Traditional Cocktails
- Jello Shooter Preparation and Storage Tips
- Garnishing Jello Shooters
- Sweeten Your Day with a Strawberry Daiquiri Jell-o Shot
Jello shots are a crowd-pleasing option. It’s easy to have a platter of jello shots for people to grab from instead of preparing cocktails all night. You can make the jello shots ahead of time and save yourself a lot of stress during the party!
Jello shots also help mask the taste of alcohol better than some other drinks because of their solid form. The alcohol isn’t coating your mouth as it does in liquid form with a regular shot.
Finally, controlling your alcohol intake is easier with jello shots! It takes about four jello shots to equal one regular shot. Pace yourself and your guests by serving jello shots at your next gathering.
1. Ice Cube Tray Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots
This recipe puts a spin on traditional jello shots by using an ice cube tray instead of shot glasses. All you’ll need is some coconut rum, strawberry jello mix, non-stick spray, and water. The coconut rum is the perfect addition to strawberry jello for a shot that tastes like summertime!
Spray an ice cube tray with unflavored non-stick spray. Pour the boozy jello mixture into the tray and put it in the fridge to set. The jello shots should pop out easily once they’re set, but you can dip the tray in warm water for a few seconds if they seem stuck. Top each shot with whipped cream for a bite-sized tropical cocktail!
2. Very Berry Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots
Very berry strawberry daiquiri jello shooters pack a flavorful punch thanks to the secret ingredient: Strawberry Pucker! Lime margarita mix, light rum, Strawberry Pucker, and strawberry jello make a shot that’s too good to pass up.
The lime margarita mix creates the perfect contrast for the strawberry Jell-O. Once you add rum and mix it all in a bowl, you’ll have Very Berry Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots ready to pour into a cup, refrigerate, and enjoy!
3. Mess-Free Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots
We can all agree the worst part of taking a jello shot is getting it out of the cup. Instead of struggling with a cup, why not make the shot edible? This recipe calls for whole strawberries to serve in! The tops and inside of the berries will be removed, leaving behind a shot glass that’s pretty and edible.
You’ll also need light rum, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. Add some sugar to the edge of each berry for an even sweeter treat.
4. Classic Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots
This recipe is the simplest, but you can’t go wrong with classic strawberry daiquiri jello shots. Jello mix, water, and rum are all you need! The recipe’s simplicity keeps calories low, too, making this one of the best on the list when it comes to the nutrition facts.
5. Patriotic Strawberry Daiquiri Jello Shots
If you’re looking for more ideas to make your summertime holiday celebrations stand out, this daiquiri-inspired strawberry shooter is just what you’re looking for. This recipe includes the standard ingredients of strawberry-flavored jello and white rum, but then things get serious with strawberry nectar and floating fruit garnishes of watermelon, apple, and blueberry in each shot.
6. Strawberry Daiquiri Gelatin Shots
These delicious shooters are an extra fruity version of your favorite summertime daiquiri. Orange juice and orange liqueur add something a little extra special to these daiquiri shooters that are served in fresh strawberries.
Jello Shooter Preparation and Storage Tips
Making jello shots is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Save recipes that stand out to you as you see them or search for a specific flavor online. Start by coming prepared with all the ingredients for the recipe, shot cups, and patience.
Most jello mixes require both boiling water and cold water. In some jello shot recipes, the cold water is replaced with liquor. Add the jello mix to boiling water until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in cold water or liquor according to the recipe directions. Once you combine the ingredients, pour the mixture into shot cups.
You’ll need to make sure the shot cups can stand upright for at least four hours in the refrigerator to properly set. The easiest method is to put the shot cups on a cookie sheet. Fill each cup about ¾ of the way to the top. Overfilling the shot will lead to more spills and leave no room for a garnish.
It makes it easy to move the whole tray in and out of the refrigerator while keeping the shots upright. It also catches any spills, so you won’t have to scrub a jello mixture out of the shelf in your fridge!
Once the jello shots are ready, refrigerate them until you’re ready to serve them.
Garnishing Jello Shooters
Make your jello shooters more appealing by adding a garnish. Small slices of strawberries or limes can be placed on the rim of the jello shot.
A sprig of mint or a spray of whipped cream on top adds a nice color contrast against a red strawberry daiquiri shot. You can also rub the rim of the glass with a slice of lime before coating the rim in sugar.
Give guests the option of taking the shot directly from the glass or using a spoon to scoop it out.
Sweeten Your Day with a Strawberry Daiquiri Jell-o Shot
Start making strawberry daiquiri jello shots ASAP for a sweet and boozy adult treat any day of the week. Visit Cocktails Cafe often for more tips, cocktail notes, and inspiration to step outside your comfort zone!