Margarita Vegan Jelly Recipe

Note: This treat contains alcohol. Do not give it to children (they won’t appreciate it, anyway).


  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup tequila
  • ½ cup Cointreau
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 ½ tsp agar agar flakes
  • Sea salt to garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish

Here’s what you do.

  1. Mix tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Combine cocktail mixture with water, sugar and agar agar flakes in a pot. Bring to the boil, stirring as needed to make sure the sugar and agar are fully dissolved. Keep on boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour mixture into serving vessels – glasses or moulds – then refrigerate until set. Note that setting will take longer than it would with non-alcoholic jelly.  
  4. To serve, top each serving with a pinch of sea salt and sprig of fresh mint.