2 pints large, fresh strawberries
2 limes, halved and thinly sliced, for garnish
6 oz. lime gelatin
6 parts Jose Cuervo Especial® 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
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.