Think of it as an edible version of The Odd Couple’s Felix and Oscar: refined Champagne alongside sloppy, juvenile Jello Shots. While they might not seem like an obvious duo, when forced to cohabitate, they bring out the best in each other, with Jello tempering Champagne’s elitist effervescence, and champers adding nuance and sophisticated flavor to the one-dimensional dessert.
A good general rule when making any upscale Jello Shot is to use unflavored gelatin instead of the fruity name brand Jell-O. It gives the quality ingredients—in this case sparkling wine—an opportunity to shine through. That also means these are the Champagniest Champagne Jello Shots ever made. There’s a little something for everyone here—from the traditionalists to the #RoseAllDay-ers to the folks who prefer everything (even Jello Shots) with more of a kick. Serve them at your next hoity-toity cocktail party or just whenever you want to inject a little whimsy into a night in.