Champagne Jello Shots are a delicious and unique cocktail recipe that will have your friends begging for more!
Here are two easy champagne jello shot recipes, one with vodka and one without vodka. Both are delicious and perfect jell-o shots for a fabulous New Year’s Eve party or any upcoming celebration.
What better way to celebrate the new year than with a fun, new cocktail? New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration and parties.
Champagne Jello Shots are the best way for you to get the party started or count down to the famous ball drop.
Champagne gives the jello shot a festive kick and fun twist on a regular jello shot but with a little more elegance. For more festive jello shots, try these green and red Crown Apple Jello Shots, Pina Colada Jello Shots and these super fun Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots.
And don’t just save this recipe for your New Year’s Eve party!
These are perfect for other special occasions such as a wedding shower, bachelorette party or engagement parties. Really, these are perfect for any occasion when champagne called for to celebrate.
What is the Best Champagne for Jello Shots?
For every champagne cocktail, I always recommend a Brut champagne, but for jello shots I’m reversing my position! Champagne jello shots are much better with a sweet flavor than a dry flavor.
The sweeter champagnes are labeled as Extra Dry, Dry, and Demi-Sec, Moscato or use a Prosecco. Any of these add a sweetness to these New Year’s Eve jello shots.
Tools Needed for Champagne Jello Shots
- 2 oz Mini plastic shot glasses
- Medium Saucepan
- Measuring Cup
- Whisk or Spoon
- Baking Sheet
- Medium Bowl
#1 Champagne Jello Shot Recipe – No Vodka
These fun jello shots do not use vodka or lemon lime soda. These are a really easy champagne jello shots recipe that also tastes amazing.
Unflavored Gelatin: You’ll need 1 box with 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin.
Champagne: Use 1 cup of the champagne of your choice. Again, a sweeter champagne makes better jello shots. Try a Moscato or Prosecco sparkling wine.
White Grape Juice: Use a 1/2 cup of white grape juice, which adds a lovely sweet and fruity flavor.
Water: All you need is a 1/2 cup of water.
Sprinkles: Gold sanding sugar or gold sprinkles for garnish.
Champagne Jello Shots Directions without Vodka
Step 1: Pour the cup of champagne and 1/2 cup of grape juice into a large bowl.
Step 2: Add all 4 packets of the unflavored gelatin into the champagne and grape juice mixture.
Step 3: This is a key step. Let the gelatin sit undisturbed in the bowl for 2 minutes.
Step 4: In a small saucepan, boil a 1/2 cup of water.
Step 5: Remove from the stove and pour the boiling water into the champagne, grape juice and gelatin mixture.
Step 6: Stir until the gelatin dissolves completely.
Step 7: Line up your plastic jello shot cups on a baking sheet and pour the champagne gelatin mixture into the shot glasses.
Step 8: Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
Step 9: Garnish with gold sanding sugar or gold sprinkles just before serving.
Place them on a pretty serving platter and add extra sprinkles on the platter for an even more festive presentation.
#2 Champagne Jello Shot Recipe with Vodka
This second champagne jello shots recipe also includes vodka for a boozier jello shot. Here’s the ingredients list:
Champagne: Use 1 1/2 cups of a sweeter sparkling wine such as a Moscato or Prosecco.
Vodka: Use a 1/2 cup of smooth vodka that doesn’t have a harsh bite.
Sugar: Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to add a little more sweetness to the champagne shots.
Unflavored Gelatin: You’ll need a box of Knox brand jello that comes with 4 envelopes of unflavored gelatin.
Lemon Lime Soda: 2 cups of Sprite or 7up. Sprite is a little sweeter than 7up. The soda adds even more bubbly and a citrus component that balances well with champagne. You can also use ginger ale, as the slight ginger flavor also taste delicious.
Sprinkles: A must have! Sugar sprinkles to edible glitter, champagne jello shots need to have a little sparkle on top. This recipe uses a mixture of edible gold stars and white stars.
Directions for Champagne Jello Shots with Vodka
Champagne jello shots are a fun and fancy adult jello shot. This recipe makes 12-15 jello shots when using 2 oz mini shot glasses.
Here are the step-by-step directions:
Step 1: Combine Champagne, Vodka, Sugar and gelatin in a medium saucepan.
Step 2: Heat on low to medium heat while stirring the gelatin mixture until all the sugar and gelatin dissolves.
Tip: Do not let the mixture boil as the alcohol will begin to evaporate.
Step 3: Remove from the stove and pour in the lemon lime soda (Sprite, 7up or Ginger Ale).
Step 4: Let the mixture cool for several minutes.
Step 5: Line up the mini plastic cups on a baking sheet. This makes it easier to move the jello shots in and out of the refrigerator easier.
Step 6: Pour mixture into the little cups either using a large measuring cup or a ladle that has a pouring spout.
Step 7: Place the jello shots in the refrigerator to chill for 2-4 hours.
Tip: All refrigerators are a little different and kept at different degrees. Allow up to 4 hours for the jello shots to set up.
Step 8: Add sprinkles on top of the jello just before serving. These edible gold stars are festive sprinkles for a New Year’s eve party!
Can I Make Champagne Jello Shots Ahead of Time?
Absolutely! There’s so much to get done on the day of hosting a party and the good news is you can make champagne jello shots several days in advance.
Store them in your refrigerator until time to serve. All you need to do is place the lids that come with the plastic jello shot cups on top of the jello shots. This will keep them in an airtight container until you are reday to serve them to your guests.
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These Champagne Jello Shots are so much fun and a deliciously fabulous way to celebrate your special occasion. Serve these jello shots for bachelorette parties, bridal showers and (of course) New Years Eve parties!
Champagne Jello Shots (without Vodka)
- 1oz box unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup champagne
- ½ cup white grape juice
- ½ cup water
- Gold sanding sugar or gold sprinkles
Champagne Jello Shots (with Vodka)
- 1 ½ cups Champagne
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Box (4 envelopes) Knox unflavored gelatin
- 2 cups Lemon Lime Soda (Sprite, 7up or Ginger Ale)
- Gold Star Sprinkles
Champagne Jello Shots (without Vodka)
- Pour cup of champagne and 1/2 cup of grape juice into a large bowl.
- Add all 4 packets of the unflavored gelatin into the champagne and grape juice mixture.
- Let the gelatin sit undisturbed in the bowl for 2 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, boil a 1/2 cup of water.
- Remove from the stove and pour the boiling water into the champagne, grape juice and gelatin mixture.
- Stir until the gelatin dissolves completely.
- Line up your plastic jello shot cups on a baking sheet and pour the champagne gelatin mixture into the shot glasses.
- Refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
- Garnish with gold sanding sugar or gold sprinkles just before serving.
Champagne Jello Shots (with Vodka)
- Combine Champagne, Vodka, Sugar and gelatin in a medium saucepan.
- Heat on low to medium heat while stirring the gelatin mixture until all the sugar and gelatin dissolves.
- Remove from the stove and pour in the lemon lime soda (Sprite, 7up or Ginger Ale).
- Let the mixture cool for several minutes.
- Line up the mini plastic cups on a baking sheet.
- Pour mixture into the little cups.
- Place the jello shots in the refrigerator to chill for 2-4 hours.
- Add on edible gold stars top of the jello just before serving.
See post for several tips in making champagne jello shots.