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2 pints large, fresh strawberries
2 limes, halved and thinly sliced, for garnish
6 oz. lime gelatin
6 parts of your favorite Tequila. Go for 1800 Silver or Jose Cuervo Silver.
4 parts fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
6 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons sugar (or more)
½–1 part triple sec
Pinch of salt

 

Directions: Cut bottoms of strawberries flat so they stand upright. Using a huller, apple corer or paring knife, carefully remove the fruit from inside the strawberry. Be careful not to make a hole in the bottom. Once emptied, use a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to pat the strawberries dry. Make lime gelatin according to package directions. In a medium bowl, add tequila and fresh-squeezed juices. Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over the top. Heat water in a microwave until boiling, add sugar and whisk a few times. Pour hot sugar water into the tequila and add triple sec and a small pinch of salt. Whisk the mixture until gelatin dissolves (about 3 minutes). If gelatin is not dissolving, heat briefly (about 30 seconds) in the microwave, being careful not to allow mixture to boil; continue whisking until both gelatin and sugar dissolve. Pour the mixture into a 1-cup glass measuring cup and slowly pour into the center of each strawberry. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

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