Champagne Jello Shots are a fizzy, refreshing party shot that is perfect for ringing in the New Year or celebrating with friends!
Nothing screams New Year’s Eve like champagne! I love popping open a bottle of bubbly to watch the ball drop. This year I’m taking it up a notch with these tasty tasty champagne jello shots! These little guys have a tart flavor that goes with all your favorite party appetizers.
I mean there’s nothing better than jello shots for celebrating with friends, family, roommates, or your hunny… even if you’re just staying in for the night. Pajamas and champagne? I’m in!
To really make these New Years champagne jello shots pop, I paired them with some sparkling lemonade. Bubbles + bubbles = happiness. Add some sparkly sprinkles on top and you’re ready to go!
I like to use EZ-squeeze cups for my jello shots (no fingers needed), but the regular 2-ounce cups with lids work just fine too. Whatever you can get your hands on is the right answer. Even Dixie cups, but you only want to fill them 2/3 full. (They’re 3-ounce cups.)
When it’s just me and Mike ringing in the new year on our couch, I make a single batch of these tasty champagne jello shots. But when we go to a friend’s house, I make 3-4 batches so that there are plenty for everyone. Plan on 2-3 shots per person as a starting point.
Can you make jello shots with champagne
Of course, you can! You can whip up any jello shot flavor you can dream up. It’s all about having the right proportion of liquid to gelatin.
Ingredients for Champagne Jello Shots
Lemonade – Sparkling lemonade helps add extra bubbles to your jello mixture. You can get sparkling lemonade in bottles or cans in most stores. If you have any trouble finding it, regular (non-bubbly) lemonade is totally fine to use.
Champagne – You don’t need a high-end bottle for his recipe since we’re mixing the champagne with lemonade and vodka. However, you do want a brut (dry) champagne or prosecco for the best flavor. A $12 bottle of Korbel works great.
Vodka – Whatever vodka you like to drink will work. You’re only using 2 ounces per recipe so you won’t deplete your bottle too quickly. I like to use an unflavored vodka most of the time, but you could use a lemon or citrus vodka as well. It pairs really well with the lemonade.
And if you want to have a little fun with your shots, you can turn them into strawberry champagne jello shots by adding 2 tablespoons of strawberry puree.
Champagne, strawberries, and lemonade? Yes, please!
How to Make Champagne Jello Shots
- Start by placing the lemonade, water, and gelatin in a small saucepan. Whisk everything together really well and then let it sit for 3 minutes until the froth starts to go away.
- After that, place the pan on the stove over low heat. Whisk constantly until the mixture is almost at a simmer… but not quite.
- Next, remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the vodka and champagne. (It’s going to fizz up a bit.)
- Let the jello rest while you layout your plastic cups. You’ll need twelve 2-ounce cups with lids. I like to put them on a baking sheet for easy transporting.
- Leave the lids off the cups and fill each one until it’s almost to the rim. This will leave enough room for the lid to go on later. (In case you’re taking the shots to a party.)
- Then all that’s left to do is pop your shots into the fridge for 3 hours, or until the jello is set.
Just before serving I like to sprinkle a bunch of silver and gold sprinkles on top to get my champagne jello shots for New Years! But they’re just as yummy as is.
You want to wait to add the sprinkles because the gelatin will make them melt as they sit.
How much alcohol can I put in Jello shots?
Usually, you’ll use between 1/2 cup and 1 cup of alcohol for jello shots. This amount does depend on whether it’s a spirit, beer, or wine.
For your standard flavored gelatin boxed mix from the store, swap out half the water for booze and you’ll be good to go.
Since I used both champagne & vodka in this jello shot recipe, I divided the 1 cup of booze between them.
Can you put food coloring in Jello shots?
Absolutely! It doesn’t take much, and you’ll want to add it before you let it set up. Food coloring is a great way to make fun layers in your drinks that’ll wow everyone!
For this champagne jello shots recipe, I would maybe use black food coloring to do alternating layers of black and white jello in the cups (like black and white cookies).
Or you could even mix some gold disco dust into the jello mixture for a shimmer effect.
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Champagne Jello Shots
- Add lemonade, water, and gelatin to a small saucepan. Whisk together and let rest for 3 minutes until the froth starts to go away.
- Place saucepan over low heat. Whisk mixture constantly until it's just about to start simmering.
- Remove from heat and champagne and vodka. Whisk to combine.
- Pour the jello mixture into twelve 2-ounce plastic cups (with lids off) until just under the lip of the cup.
- Transfer to the fridge to chill for 3 hours or until jello is set. Top with gold and silver sprinkles for a festive look before serving.