Bubbly, sparkly, and so much fun, champagne jello shots are perfect for all kinds of parties (especially New Year’s Eve). They are some of the Best Jello Shot Recipes because they are both easy and fun.
These glam jello shots would be fun for bachelorette parties and weddings too! But no matter what you’re celebrating, make some of these jello shots for everyone.
The gold stars, bubbles, and light colors all work together to make festive and fun jello shots that fit in with any party – casual or fancy.
Make Ahead Champagne Jello Shots
What I love the most about jello shots is that you can make them a day or two before you party and keep them in the refrigerator.
In order to make the champagne jello shots ahead of time, you should add the jello shot mixture to a small plastic cup that comes with a lid.
One quick tip about the garnish (the sprinkles). It’s best to add the sprinkles 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 I didn’t have good results.)
New Year’s Eve Jello Shots
The gold flecks, star sprinkles, and bubbles all remind me of popping corks at New Year’s Eve!
A batch of champagne Jello shots are the perfect thing to serve as you ring in the new year.
You can even decorate the cups or serve them with some noise makers and year-themed hats!
But do you have to drink champagne Jello shots on New Year’s Eve?
No, that’s not the only holiday or reason to make them! Serve them if you’re celebrating a job promotion, a new engagement, a wedding, or the purchase of a new home.
Basically, if you have something to celebrate, make a batch of these fun bubbly jello shots!
What’s In Champagne Jello Shots
There are just a few simple ingredients in these jello shots. Here’s what you’ll need before you begin, along with why I used them.
- Champagne: Some kind of sparkling wine is what gives the jello shots the zing!
- Sugar: This sweetens the shots so they aren’t bitter.
- Lemon Juice: This creates the chemical reaction in the jello mixture so it has the perfect texture.
- Gelatin: In order to get the perfect flavor, use unflavored gelatin.
- Ginger Ale: This adds even more bubbles and enhances the flavors of the sparkling wine.
- Decorations: Use some kind of edible glitter, sugar crystals, or star sprinkles.
How To Make Non-Alcoholic Champagne Jello Shots
It’s really easy to make a non-alcoholic version of these tasty Jello Shots.
Instead of sparkling wine, make them with some sparkling white grape juice. Welch’s makes a fantastic version of this and they are easy to find around New Year’s Eve.
It also tastes delicious to use sparkling (non-alcoholic) cider instead of sparkling wine.
If you can’t find sparkling white grape juice, then I suggest using 1 1/2 cups of Ginger Ale and 1/2 a cup of white grape juice. And if you use white grape juice, only use 1/2 a tablespoon of sugar.
More Jello Shots To Try
- Mojito Jello Shots
- Sex On The Beach Jello Shots
- Key Lime Pie Jello Shots
- Pina Colada Jello Shots
- Shark Fin Jello Shots
- Beach Jello Shots
- Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots
- 20 Fun Summer Jello Shots
There are an unending amount of ways to make jello shots. Take your favorite cocktail and use it as inspiration.
Here is the recipe for the champagne jello shots. You can even print the recipe card and keep it for later.
Champagne Jello Shots
- Plastic Shot Cups with Lids
- 1 cup Champagne or Sparkling Wine
- 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Unflavored Gelatin 2 enveloped
- 1 cup Ginger Ale
- 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.