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Champagne Jello Shots

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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.

That said, we didn’t use fruity name brand Jell-O in these recipes in order to let the sparkling wine shine. Which means these are the most 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.

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Strawberries and Champagne are a no-brainer combination and absolutely beautiful when encased together in gelatin. A touch of elderflower-flavored St-Germain liqueur enhances Champagne’s natural sweetness, making every bite an absolute delight. While you can serve this boozy jello in the traditional plastic shot glasses, we think it deserves a more impressive presentation. Try pouring it into one big Bundt pan and slicing it into wedges, or serving it in individual molds or even wine glasses. Served with spoons, it’s a dessert worthy of an elegant dinner party, though it’s equally at home on the couch in front of the TV.

The Essentials

Champagne
St-Germain
gelatin
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We found a way to make sparkling rosé even better. Mixed with sweet and zesty Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse (grapefruit liqueur) and transformed into a Jello Shot, rosé becomes a quivering nibble of pure, floral joy. Gorgeous to behold, especially when cut into pretty shapes, these blushing Jello Shots would be the hit at a shower or, heck, serve them at your wedding. Trust us, they’re way better than wedding cake and get the party going faster than you can say “‘Til death do we part.”  

The Essentials

Rosé Champagne
Crème de Pamplemousse
gelatin
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In its liquid form, the French 75 is a bracing, bubbly mix of Champagne, gin, simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. In its Jello Shot form, it’s almost exactly the same—with just a little more fun replacing the fizz. Worlds away from the Jello Shots served in frat house basements across the country, these are Jello Shots for grown-ups who actually like the taste of alcohol. They start tart, then crest into an onslaught of herbaceous gin, and finally end with a dry, citrusy finish. And while they may look demure with their lemon zest garnish, these snackable cocktails are not messing around. So nibble slowly and carefully—or just go for it, but know what you’re in for.

The Essentials

Champagne
gin
gelatin

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