Pomegranate Tequila Sunrise Jelly Shots

Looking for a homemade dessert? Enjoy sweet and tangy jelly made with pomegranate and orange juice – perfect to treat your guests.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3/4
cup pulp-free orange juice
2
envelopes unflavored gelatin
6
tablespoons silver or gold tequila
1/2
cup 100% pomegranate juice
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup water
Whole orange slices or orange slice wedges

  • 1 Lightly spray 12 (2-oz) shot glasses with cooking spray; gently wipe any excess with paper towel. In 1-quart saucepan, pour orange juice; sprinkle 1 envelope gelatin evenly over juice to soften. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is completely dissolved; remove from heat. Stir in tequila. Divide orange juice mixture evenly among shot glasses (about 2 tablespoons per glass). In 9-inch square pan, place shot glasses. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until almost set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in same saucepan, combine pomegranate juice, sugar and water. Sprinkle remaining 1 envelope gelatin evenly over juice to soften. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is completely dissolved; remove from heat.
  • 3 Remove shot glasses from refrigerator (orange layer should appear mostly set). Pour pomegranate mixture evenly over top of orange layer in glasses (about 4 teaspoons per glass). Refrigerate at least 3 hours until completely chilled and firm.
  • 4 Just before serving, dip a table knife in hot water; slide knife along inside edge of shot glass to loosen. Shake jelly shot out of glass onto plate; repeat with remaining jelly shots. Serve each jelly shot on top of whole orange slice or serve jelly shots with orange slice wedges.

Expert Tips

Be sure to pay attention to the 30-minute chilling time for the orange juice layer before adding the steaming pomegranate layer. The timing helps to give the 2-layer appearance and also insures your dessert shots will release from the glasses in 1 piece, rather than in 2 separate layers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.