Cucumber Lime Margarita is one of my absolute all-time favorite jelly shot recipes.
The recipe came about last year, when Jelly Shot Test Kitchen put out a call for our readers’ favorite end-of-summer cocktails. We had many wonderful nominations: including the French 75, the Paloma, and a Cucumber Lime Margarita recipe forwarded by our Uncle Al from Three Many Cooks (check out Three Many Cooks fantastic website for the liquid cocktail version, as well as an abundance of other delights).
This recipe is one instance where the liquid recipe doesn’t translate directly into the jelly shot version of the cocktail. The Three Many Cooks cocktail recipe includes cucumber puree, which we adore. However, strangely and most unfortunately, cucumber is a flavor that becomes about 600 times as strong when gelatinized (and bitter to boot – yikes!). We make do with a little muddled cuke in our jelly shot rendition – the result is still fresh and flavorful, with just the right amount of “cool as a cuke” flavor. Cayenne Sprinkle (used to rim the glasses in the liquid cocktail recipe) is served on the side. We find that it adds a subtle kick, as well as a salted-rim authenticity, to this margarita jelly shot.
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Hope you enjoy a Cucumber Lime Margarita Jelly Shot at your next summer soirée!
Cheers and XO,
Michelle Palm created the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen blog after discovering a lack of cocktail-style jelly shot recipes. Look for her posts here, and check her Tablespoon member profile often to see what she’s already gelled up!