Are you ready to party this holiday season? These Gold Champagne jello shots are an upscale version of the college favorite!
They are really easy to make and perfect for prepping a day or so beforehand making them great for the busy festive season.
You only need a few ingredients to make these delicious Champagne jello shots and they are sure to be a hit with everyone at your next party!
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Gold Champagne Jello Shots
These grown-up jello shots are much more glamorous and sophisticated than the frat house fave – but just as easy to make!
The best thing in my opinion is that they are easy to make ahead of time. You can make them a day or two in advance and then just keep them in the fridge until your guests arrive.
They are perfect for a New Year’s Eve party or other occasion when you need to serve a crowd quickly and easily.
Champagne Jello Shot Ingredients
Make up a batch of these Gold Champagne jello shots for holiday parties, New Year’s celebrations and bridal showers. Serve them with a hors d’oeuvres for an upscale treat.
Although the full recipe only fills about 12 jello shot cups, you can make a big batch by multiplying the recipe. Just be sure to multiply the amount of ginger ale as well as the alcohol so you don’t make your guests too tipsy.
These are the simple ingredients you need for this yummy jello shot recipe. For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Champagne or other sparkling wine
- Granulated sugar
- Lemon juice
- Unflavored gelatin
- Ginger ale
- Edible glitter and gold sprinkles as desired.
1 small microwave safe bowls
How To Make Gold Champagne Jello Shots
Place about 20 plastic shot glasses onto a baking sheet. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, add the champagne, granulated sugar, lemon juice. Sprinkle the gelatin on top of the mixture, but do not mix.
Allow it to bloom for 3 minutes.
Heat the saucepan over medium-low heat. Continually stir the mixture until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Do not allow it to come to a boil.
Remove from heat. Stir in the ginger ale, allow the fizzing to stop before pouring it into plastic cups. This is easiest to do if you can use a container with a spout.
Cover the containers with covers, but make sure that the liquid doesn’t touch the lid.
Place pan in the fridge for up to 3 hours to fully set.
Before serving, place glitter or sprinkles on top.
It’s best to add the gold glitter after the jello is set, preferably just before serving.
The sprinkles will absorb the moisture from the jello so you don’t want to add it too early. (I tried adding the edible glitter to the jello before it set, but didn’t have good results.)
Champagne jello shots with flavored jello
For a different twist, use using flavored jello instead of plain gelatin. Ideas include orange jello for a mimosa taste and cherry jello.
Pink Jello Shots
Another option is Pink Champagne jello shots. Just use pink Champagne or sparkling wine instead of the regular version.
Mimosa Jello Shots
Swap out the champagne with sparkling cider for a nonalcoholic version.
How To Serve Your Gold Champagne Jello Shots
Instead of your basic vodka jello shots, these tasty shots using Champagne are sure to be a huge hit at your next holiday party.
You can serve these in the traditional two-ounce shot cups or try one of these awesome serving ideas:
- Serve them in Champagne flutes with spoons
- Make these in a loaf pan and slice them into squares then insert a festive toothpick into each jello square.
- Even easier, why not use your favorite molds for jello shots instead of the little cups?
- Top each shot with a mini sparkler
- Or you could top each with a maraschino cherry.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use other sparkling wines besides Champagne?
Absolutely. We all know Champagne is the bubbly of choice but there is no doubting that it can get pricey.
There is no reason that you can’t use a more affordable sparkling wine such as Prosecco or Cava in your gold champagne jello shots. These are sparkling wines from Italy and Spain so cannot be called Champagne (which is only from the Champagne region of France).
Can I make these without alcohol?
You have to make some jello shots without booze for the designated drivers as well as those who just do not drink alcohol.
You could use non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling cider for the non-drinkers.
These delicious and easy to make Champagne jello shots are the perfect elegant treat to serve at your next Holiday party.
- 1 cup Champagne or other sparkling wine
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (2 envelopes)
- 1 cup ginger ale
- Edible glitter and gold sprinkles as desired.
- Place about 20 plastic shot glasses onto a baking sheet. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, add the champagne, granulated sugar, lemon juice. Sprinkle the gelatin on top of the mixture, but do not mix. Allow it to bloom for 3 minutes.
- Heat the saucepan over medium-low heat. Continually stir the mixture until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Do not allow it to come to a boil.
- Remove from heat. Stir in the ginger ale, allow the fizzing to stop before pouring it into plastic cups. This is easiest to do if you can use a container with a spout. Cover the containers with covers, but make sure that the liquid doesn’t touch the lid.
- Place pan in the fridge for up to 3 hours to fully set.
- Before serving, place glitter or sprinkles on top