Even the snobbiest of wine snobs harbors a soft spot for Franzia. It’s cheap as chips, portable (as long as you’ve got the arm strength), and actually tastes pretty darn good for the value. So how do you make this college staple even more epic? You turn it into a Jello Shot. Destined to be served at every pregame bash, these red, white and pink Franzia Jello Shots combine everything you love about the boxed wine with the jiggly fun of boozy jello. Whether you’re still in college preparing for the next tailgate, feeling nostalgic for your university days, or simply dead broke and looking to do more with that giant, affordable box of wine, you need these.
Franzia Jello Shots Are the Ultimate Cheap Party Fuel
Red wine inspires such an intense devotion amongst its fans that doing anything other than drinking it straight from the bottle can seem sacrilegious. Thankfully, there’s not even a bottle to drink from when it comes to Franzia, and it doesn’t get more affordable than the dirt cheap box-o-wine. You can feel guilt-free about transforming a box of Merlot or Chillable Red into a platter of Jello Shots, enhanced with some simple syrup and fresh lemon juice. These are exactly what your next party needs or, more likely, your next boxed wine and “night cheese” sesh on the couch.
White wine is often the forgotten middle child, brushed aside in favor of its more robust, mature brother, red wine, and its vibrant, youthful little sister, rosé, but the blanco vino is actually the perfect canvas for a citrusy and sweet Jello Shot. Inspired by the Bellini, this Jello Shot combines white boxed wine—like Franzia’s Crisp White or Chablis—fresh lemon juice and peach nectar, for a juicy sunburst of a Jello Shot that would be a smash hit at your next boozy brunch.
Lovers of all things pink-drink need these rosy-hued Jello Shots in their life. Made with Franzia’s White Zinfandel or, the all-time fan favorite, Sunset Blush (or, really, any other boxed or fairly cheap rosé), it gets an extra hit of flavor from strawberry syrup and tart lime juice. The end result tastes like a jiggly, sweet and sour Strawberry Daiquiri, perfect for a warm summer day—or a rainy one that could use a little edible sunshine. While you could use a store bought strawberry syrup, we recommend making it yourself with fresh strawberries.