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.
French 75 Jello Shot
1.5 cups Champagne
.25 Cup gin
.25 Cup simple syrup
.25 Cup lemon juice
2 .25-oz packets gelatin
- Pour one cup of the sparkling rosé into a pot. Sprinkle the gelatin onto the wine and wait one minute, then heat and stir to dissolve. Do not boil.
- Add the lemon juice, remaining chilled wine, gin and simple syrup to the pot and stir.
- Divide into molds or pour into a shallow pan.
- Divide into molds or pour into a shallow pan. Place into the fridge to set, about 4 hours.
- Serve the shots or use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the gelatin. Garnish with lemon zest.
1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Water
- Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then immediately take the saucepan off the heat.
- Let cool, then pour into a container (a Mason jar works nicely) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.