Whether you call them champagne jello squares or champagne jello shots, this recipe is a fun twist at a party. These fancy sparkling jello cubes are the perfect way to celebrate New Years Eve or any cocktail party or celebration!
Easy Sparkling Wine Jello Shots
I have the most festive recipe to share that’s perfect for your New Years Eve party – champagne jello squares. This is my version of a recipe I saw on the Food Network a few weeks ago.
I made this for our annual Christmas party and it was a big hit! A few times during the party I circulated with a tray in hand and let guests grab a square (or 3) for a fun and festive touch to the night.
What I love about these jello squares is that they’re a whimsical but elevated approach to the traditional jello shooters.
The color is light gold so it looks pretty in a more sophisticated party atmosphere. You can serve them as individual squares on a tray, or in mini cocktail glasses like I’ve done here.
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Best Champagne for Jello Shots
As usual, we use the term “champagne” as a blanket statement to cover any sparkling wine, Cave, or Prosecco. With that in mind I suggest using the less expensive options.
Since this recipes calls for adding sugar to the plain gelatin, use a Brut or extra dry bubbly. Anything else can render these too sweet.
How to make Champagne Jello
What you’ll need:
- plain gelatin
- Brut sparkling wine, Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco
- club soda
- Chambord liqueur
What you’ll do:
- You will prepare the gelatin and combine with the sugar.
- Once it’s cooled down add the sparkling wine, club soda, and liqueur.
- Pour mixture into a large baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or over night to set.
- Cut jello into bite-sized squares and serve.
HOSTESS TIP: Use a small spatula to help lift jello off the bottom of the baking dish, gently.
I hope you give these a try at your next adult celebration. It’s a great way to toast with a twist.
Fancy Gold Jello Shots
You should definitely add these to your New Years Eve celebration. The gold color makes them look elegant and festive. These are not your frat party shots!
- I like to make them in a baking dish so I can cut the jello into small bite size squares. Then you can put them in mini martini glasses like you see here. Fun for a golden glam dinner party too.
- You can also fill shot glasses with the tiny squares.
- Place small cubes individually on a tray and pass them around to guests like they do at weddings and events.
- For a completely different take, you can pour the mixture into silicone molds. This works great for a themed look.
You can think of these as a “cocktail” or as a dessert option. Either way these champagne jello squares are a welcome treat. See more tips here.
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- 1 box plain gelatin (4 packets) + 2 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 1/2 cups Brut sparkling wine, Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco
- 1 cup club soda
- 3 Tablespoons Chambord liqueur
- Prepare gelatin according to package directions, using the 2 cups of water.
- Pour mixture into a mixing bowl, over the sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar.
- Let cool until warm to touch and add sparkling wine, club soda, and liqueur; stir to combine.
- Pour mixture into an 11 x 13 inch baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or over night, until set.
- Once set, cut jello into bite-sized squares and serve.