It’s hot. Its summer. Its National Tequila Day! (This Thursday July 24th to be specific). In my world, this means pretending to be poolside while sunbathing on my roof and knocking back some bright and sunny Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots!!! With all of goodness of the cocktail by the same name, its filled with gradient layers of OJ (that means you have these shots for breakfast), grenadine and loads of tequila. Enjoy the sunshine!
4 tablespoons (4 envelopes) of unflavored gelatin powder
2 1/2 cups orange juice (without pulp)
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups clear (silver) tequila
1/2 cup of Grenadine
In a saucepan, sprinkle 4 tablespoons (4 envelopes) of unflavored gelatin over 1 cup of the orange juice and allow the gelatin to absorb the water. Over medium heat, bring the orange juice just to a boil while whisking in the gelatin until it dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar until dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature then stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of orange juice and the tequila. Reserve 2 cups of the orange juice and tequila mixture and pour the remainder into candy molds or mini jello molds. Refrigerate until gelatin is set but not firm (should stick to your finger when touched).
Meanwhile, stir 1/2 cup of the grenadine into the reserved 2 cups of the orange juice and tequila mixture. Gently spoon into the molds over the first orange juice and tequila layer. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and serve.