I’m not a huge fan of jello tbh. It’s not my go to dessert. But, if you add a little alcohol, it totally changes my mind. I remember my first jello shot, a long, long time ago. It was disgusting. But totally entertaining.
Fun fact, about 5 years ago I made a ton of jello shots for a friend’s birthday party. In typical Erin cooking fashion, I made about 5 times too many. I’m really bad at gauging quantities. I ended up with about 100 jello shots. I think we had maybe 20 of them at the party. The next day, I went to meet up with some friends who were in town playing a show. My friend Matt and I woke everyone up in their bunks with champagne jello shots. Any guesses who those friends were? I didn’t even really know them at the time, but I like to think my 11 AM jello shots were what broke the ice and brought me to where I am today.
So, champagne jello shots hold a soft (and jiggly) spot in my heart. They’re super easy to make and seem a lot fancier than your standard vodka + flavored jello. I love recipes that make it look like I slaved away in the kitchen for hours, when in reality I spent about 10 minutes.
Enter my grown up, super glam version of the jello shot. Even the most discerning guest will be wowed by these pretty little treats. I mean, it’s almost impossible to say no to a pretty champagne flute filled with glittery jello.
If you’re looking for a hostess hack that makes you look like a total domestic goddess and also serves as an easy to serve cocktail, look no further.
How To Make Champagne Glitter Jello Shots
- 1 1/2 cups of champagne or sparkling wine
- 1 cup of grapefruit flavored soda (if you don’t like grapefruit, substitute another citrus flavor)
- 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatin
- Edible Glitter or Disco Dust
- Edible Stars
- Mini Plastic Champagne Flutes
1. Before starting, prepare your mini champagne flutes. If you can’t find them, you can also use an ice cube tray (be sure to spray with nonstick cooking spray so they pop out) or plastic jello shot cups.
2. In a saucepan, mix your soda with with 1/4 cup of the champagne. Then, add the gelatin and let sit for a few minutes (this will soften the gelatin and make it “bloom”).
3. Turn your stove on medium-low heat and warm the mixture for about 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t let mixture boil, you’re just trying to dissolve the gelatin.
4. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining champagne.
5. Pour the liquid into your champagne flutes.
6. Top with edible glitter and gently stir to get the glitter to disperse.
7. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours (or overnight).
6. When you’re ready to serve, add some more glitter and your edible stars!
Serving Jello Shots
I recommend keeping the jello shots in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them. They taste better cold. You can pass them around on a serving platter or a tray. I have mine on display with the sparkly DIY champagne bottles I made – because you can never have enough glitter.
They’re the perfect cocktail for any party, not just NYE! You can use different flavors or even use flavored jello to match your party’s theme. They’re a great addition to birthday parties, Fourth of July festivities, bachelorette parties, Cinco de Mayo or even girls night! You can put them in fun molds and add any color disco dust/edible glitter you want!
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