Ring in the new year with festive sparkling champagne jello shots! They are easy to make and are just about as classy as jello shots can get. The dryness of the champagne is balanced with sparkling lemonade to create a jello shot that isn’t as super sweet as most of them are. Amp up your NYE countdown with these tasty treats.
CHAMPAGNE JELLO SHOTS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
HOW TO SERVE JELLO SHOTS WITH CHAMPAGNE
I recommend serving these in plastic shot glasses, but plastic champagne coupes might be cute too! These aren’t super strong jello shots, but they do have alcohol in them so keep them away from your kiddos! If they are feeling left out of the festivities, you could make up one of my New Year’s Eve mocktails so they can feel as fancy as the grown-ups.
While you can serve the jello shots as is, you can also amp up the festiveness by topping them with white sanding sugar and edible gold stars. I also added some mini battery-powered LED lights to the serving platter to make the presentation glow.
NOT JUST FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
While jello shots made with champagne are perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration, this recipe can be made for a whole range of parties. You can change the look of the jello shots by swapping out the sanding sugar colors, by garnishing with sliced strawberries, or by adding appropriate decorations to the serving platter. Here are just a few times when you can make these fun champagne shots:
- Retirement parties
- Bachelorette parties
- Bridal showers
- Housewarming parties
CHAMPAGNE JELLO SHOTS RECIPE
Champagne Jello Shots
- 1 cup sparkling wine
- 1 T granulated sugar
- 1 T lemon juice
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin 1 packet = 1 T
- 1 cup sparkling lemonade
- gold stars optional
- white sanding sugar optional
- Stir sparkling wine, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan.
- Sprinkle the gelatin on top, and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
- Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring until the gelatin has dissolved. Don't let the mixture boil!
- Remove from heat and stir in the sparkling lemonade
- Pour into small plastic shot glasses.
- Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or up to overnight.
- Top with gold stars and white sanding sugar before serving
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