Champagne jello shots are a fun and festive way to add a bit of sparkle to your party. Smooth and sweet with lots of festive glitter to bring these alcoholic jello shots up to a celebratory super star.
These are so pretty on a party tray with edible glitter and gold fireworks candy on top. What a great way to kick off your New Years party or other special event.
Our Champagne Gelatin shots use unflavored Gelatin so the champagne flavors really shine. The flavor of the champagne will depend on the type and brand of champagne that you use.
Champagne has a light, crisp, and slightly fruity flavor with a bubbly texture. The flavor of champagne can vary depending on the type of grapes used and the winemaking process, but it is generally described as refreshing and elegant.
When mixed with jello, the flavor of the champagne will be somewhat subdued, but it will still be noticeable and add a bit of sparkle and sophistication to the jello shots. The overall flavor or our champagne jello shots are deliciously smooth and sweet. We add lemon lime soda along with the champagne for an even richer flavor.
How Many Jello Shots Per Person For A Party?
If you are serving other drinks or food as well, you may want to adjust the number of jello shots accordingly. Our recipe scales well. Feel free to double or increase the recipe. Just keep the proportions exactly the same.
As a general rule, for a party where other alcohol is served, have enough tasty champagne jello shots for each guest to have one or two over the course of the event.
However, When planning a party you might want to make enough shooters to equal one cocktail per person. For that, On average, 4 jello shots equal one shot of booze. If you want to make enough shooters to give each guest a small buzz but not have a roaring drunk party, keep the proportion to 4 to 6 shooters per guest.
BUT if you really want to go for it, three vodka cocktails equal about 10 or 12 Gelatin cocktails and get the same buzz.
Can you get drunk off jello shots? Oh yes you can. Keep in mind that jello shots can be potent since the alcohol is mixed into the jello mixture after it is cooled.
Too many jello shots can get you drunk, hungover sick and arrested. Be sure to serve these jello shots responsibly and encourage your guests to do the same.
It is also a good idea to have non-alcoholic options available for those who do not wish to drink alcohol.
How To Make Champagne Jello Shots:
These easy champagne jello shots are sure winners as fun ways to celebrate special events and make memories with your guests.
The process is simple.
- Just Gently warm and stir the granulated sugar, fresh lemon juice, unflavored gelatin, lemon lime soda for a very few minutes to merge the flavors and dissolve the gelatin.
- Allow to cool and mix in the edible glitter and champagne.
- Pour the mixture into your molds.
- Chill until set.
- Decorate and serve as desired
Which Champagne for Champagne Jello Cocktails?
Champagne jello shooters are a fun and creative way to serve champagne at a party or event. However, it’s important to remember that the quality of the champagne you use can greatly affect the flavor of the jello shots.
This is especially true for recipes like this one. We created a jello shots champagne platform to show off the champagne flavors. Other than some subtle lemon lime there are few other flavors to interfere with that lovely champagne.
For the best champagne jello shots, we recommend you use a high-quality champagne or sparkling wine in your jello shots. Avoid using cheap or lower-quality sparkling wines, as these can have off-putting flavors and may not gel properly when mixed with the jello.
Some good options for champagne to use in jello shots include:
- Champagne(read about champagne differences here): Classic champagne is a great choice for jello shots, as it has a balanced flavor and a pleasant effervescence.
- Prosecco:(read about the difference between champagne and Prosecco here) is a sparkling wine from Italy that is often less expensive than champagne and has a fruity, floral flavor.
- Cava: Cava is a sparkling wine from Spain that is made using the traditional method, similar to champagne. It has a dry, crisp flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the jello.
It’s also worth noting that jello shots are typically made with a mixture of champagne and a sweetened fruit juice, such as orange or raspberry juice. This helps to balance out the dryness of the champagne and add some additional flavor to the jello shots.
We chose our lemon lime soda to add flavor that won’t overpower the champagne yet it will add sweetness. It’s a wonderful combination.
Overall, the best champagne for jello shots is one that you enjoy drinking and that has a flavor profile that complements the jello and fruit juice, or in our case, soda.
Changing Up This Recipe:
- To make pink champagne jello shots recipe version, you will need the following ingredients: 1 cup champagne or sparkling wine, 1 cup sweetened fruit juice (such as raspberry or pomegranate juice), 1 packet of raspberry-flavored jello mix, Whipped cream or other garnishes (optional). Follow our recipe instructions but use these ingredients.
- You can also add a splash of vodka or another spirit to the jello shots for a more potent champagne vodka jello shots version. Just be sure to adjust the quantities of the other ingredients accordingly. Enjoy!
- Mimosa champagne jello shots are a fun and creative way to serve mimosas at a party or event. Use 1 cup champagne or sparkling wine, 1 cup orange juice, 1 packet of orange-flavored jello mix, Whipped cream or other garnishes (optional). Follow our recipe instructions in the printable guide.
How To Decorate These Jello Shots:
We chose to make gold champagne jello shots with edible glitter and sprinkles. They look fantastic for our New Years Eve party. However, There are many other ways to decorate champagne jello shots and make them look festive and appealing in new ways. Whatever event you are creating these for we have ideas on how to make them cute.
Here are a few ideas:
- Add fruit: You can add pieces of fruit to the jello shots before they set, or you can use fruit as a garnish once the jello shots are set. Berries, citrus wedges, and sliced stone fruit are all good options.
- Use colored jello: You can use different colors of jello to create a more visually appealing tray of jello shots. For example, you could use orange jello with champagne and a splash of orange juice, or raspberry jello with champagne and a splash of raspberry juice.
- Top with whipped cream: A dollop of whipped cream can add a festive touch to champagne jello shots. You can use a pastry bag to pipe the whipped cream on top of the jello shots, or simply spoon it on.
- Dust with sparkling sugar: Sprinkling a little sparkling sugar on top of the jello shots can give them a sparkling, festive appearance.
- Garnish with edible flowers: Edible flowers, such as pansies or violets, can make for a beautiful and elegant garnish for champagne jello shots.
Remember to be creative and have fun with your decorations! There are many ways to make champagne jello shots look and taste great.
Champagne Jello Shots Recipe
Champagne jello shots are a fun and festive way to add a bit of sparkle to your party. Make these several hours before serving so they can set up well. They are well loved by party guests!
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup lemon lime soda
- 1 cup champagne (or bubbly of your choice)
- 1/2 Tsp edible gold luster dust
- In a medium saucepan combine soda, sugar, and lemon juice
Sprinkle gelatin on top (do not stir in) allow gelatin to bloom for 2-3 minutes
- Turn on heat to medium, gently whisk until gelatin is dissolved.
- Remove from stove and allow to cool.
- Add in 1 cup of champagne
- Sprinkle in edible luster dust and stir until mixed
- Spray silicone molds or bread pan to prepare for jello.
- Carefully pour even amounts into jello container
- Refrigerate at least 3 hours until set.
- Decorate top with sprinkles or more gold luster dust
Feel free to decorate as you like or not at all. These champagne jello shooters are simple to make and stand alone quite well in your favorite presentation.
Ideas on how to present these:
- Pour the mixture into shot glasses, a syringe, disposable cups, or whatever size ice cube tray you prefer.
- Use edible glitter, as we did, or leave them plain and jazz them up with a pretty tray or fancy party table decor.
- For more ideas on how to make this recipe in different versions and presentations, read the complete post.
For more on Jello shots Read our post on Jello shots: Why we love them.
How Long are Jello shots good for?
Consume jello shots within a few days of making them. The texture and flavor may begin to degrade after several days. When properly stored in the fridge in an airtight container, gelatin shots should be safe and appealing to serve for a few days after they are made.
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