These Champagne Jello Shots are going to be a hit at any party! We made these jello shots Christmas & New Years Eve ready but you can change them up any way you like!
It’s day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! We’re so excited, we had to start this off with these boozy jello shots!
Remember when jello shots were the coolest thing EVER at a party?
I sure do. I mean, when someone came out with a tray of jello shots in plastic dixie cups it was like the best thing in the world.
Now if you came out with a tray of jello shots I might just look at you funny. Because we’re not 20 anymore, but hey, some of you reading this right now might just be 20.
So please, read on.
For me, maybe if you came out with an assortment of bourbon I’d get excited about that. Or really food, any type of fun appetizer or snack – bring it on.
But there is a way to kick up a jello shot recipe and make it a little nicer to look at for parties, and I think these Champagne Jello Shots are the way to do it!
How Do You Make Jello Shots?
Basically what you’re doing in following the jello jigglers recipe on the box so you end up with a firmer jell-o shot that holds together.
Then what you do is replace some (or all) of the water with your alcohol of choice. A lot of people use vodka to make jell-o shots, maybe even Fireball…
But today we’re using champagne…because it’s the holidays and all.
Depending on how boozy you want this jello shots recipe to be, you can actually add booze to each layer. Maybe Fireball whiskey for the red layer, vodka for the green layer and then champagne on top?
Moonshine would ALSO be great in a jello shot recipe! I can keep on going, but let’s get back to these Champagne Jello Shots.
There are three layers in these, it’s hard to see the top layer because the colors kind overtake the clear but if you look at the top you’ll see a clear layer, which is the champagne layer.
For that layer, I used clear gelatin and added champagne instead of water. You’ll need a cup and a half for the recipe, I’m sure you’ll drink the rest…
You can decorate your jello shots any way you like, or leave them plain. Mine have silver sprinkles that I thought would look like champagne bubbles.
But don’t forget – you can can take this basic layered jello shot recipe and swap out the colors, the decorations, the booze – even the shape!
Serve these boozy jello shots right next to your delicious champagne cocktails! Because it’s the holidays…the more champagne the better!
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These festive and fun jello shots can be customized for any occasion or holiday! Swap out the colors, swap out the booze, it’s all up to you!
2 (3 ounce) boxes Jell-O strawberry gelatin
2 (3 ounce) boxes Jell-O lime gelatin
2 packages (1 ounce each) unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups champagne or prosecco
Silver edible sprinkles
Add the strawberry jello packets into a bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved then pour into an 8″ x 8″ 2 quart dish.
Place the dish in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour until the layer is set.
Add the lime jello packets to a bowl along with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved and carefully pour onto the strawberry jello layer.
Return the dish to the refrigerator and chill for another hour.
Add the champagne to a saucepan and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin packets on top. Let the gelatin bloom (it will puff up slightly) for 2-3 minutes then turn the heat onto medium.
Whisk the gelatin into the champagne and bring to a simmer, not a boil. Let simmer gently for 5 minutes, then carefully pour onto the green layer of the jello.
Let the jello chill for at least 2 hours until completely set, or overnight.
Cut out the jello shots into desired shapes using a knife or a cookie cutter.
Add sprinkles to the top if desired.
You can use a 9″ x 13″ baking dish also, the layers will just be thinner.
You can also substitute sugar free jello in this jello shot recipe!
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