HOW TO MAKE JELLO SHOTS SOPHISTICATED ENOUGH FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE
This is one of my fabulous “over-the-top” Harlequin New Year’s Eve party ideas that you’ve got to try! First of all, they are dangerously delicious. Secondly, my version of champagne jello “posh shots” are perfect for any stylish soiree you throw. These sophisticated jello shots will be the hit of your New Year’s Eve celebration. Check these out!
In the past, I’ve made these wonderful little gems in my crystal champagne flutes, with beautiful results. This year I splurged on some really cute plastic flutes at Walmart for $3.99/4 glasses. They are perfect for this adult “dessert”, and are also party-ready with gold glitter and “cheers” stamped on the front.
The pack rat in me justified the cost, knowing that I would use them again in the future. I’m thinking an anniversary or birthday bash would be quite appropriate.
And, because I told you these are “over-the-top” New Year’s Eve party ideas, I decorated the glasses too! Each glass stem is tied with a wired-ribbon bow that I festooned with miniature jingle bells. This is definitely the way to make jello shots sophisticated enough for an upscale New Year’s fete. Talk about festive!
CHAMPAGNE JELLO “POSH SHOTS” IN FLUTE GLASSES – Break out the long iced-tea spoons!
Champagne jello posh shots are so simple to make and equally delightful to eat, with a long iced-tea spoon! Because I treat these “posh shots” more like a dessert than a cocktail, I add fresh raspberries to the mix.
Adding the berries when the gelatin is partially set keeps them suspended in the glass. What a beautiful presentation this becomes, especially if you’re using a pink champagne with the raspberries.
FEELING AMBITIOUS? – The possibilities are endless!
If you’re feeling really ambitious try multi-layered flavored jello shots. For Christmas you can do champagne in red raspberry jello with a green vodka layer on top. Use cookie cutters to make different sized stars that you can layer again to look like a beautiful 4 layer jello shot tower. Pretty and ready for a party too!
You can use any flavor gelatin and practically any kind of booze, it’s really just a matter of preference. Personally, I love keeping within a theme, so I’m already thinking about a gin and a sweetened lime tonic version for summer…
YOU’VE GOT TO TRY THESE CHAMPAGNE JELLO “POSH SHOTS” FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE!
Make sure to check out my series of “Over-the-Top” New Year’s Eve Party Ideas so you can start planning your New Year’s Eve soiree today!
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- 2 - 1 oz. envelopes plain gelatin (I use Knox brand)
- 1 1/2 cups pink champagne
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1/4 cup vodka
- Fresh Raspberries
- In a medium bowl, add gelatin to champagne. Let it fizz up and sit for 1 minute to soften gelatin.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan bring the simple syrup and vodka to a simmer. Remove from heat, and whisk hot liquid into the champagne-gelatin mixture.
- Keep whisking until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Let gelatin cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour champagne gelatin into flute glasses and chill for 20-30 minutes or until it reaches the soft-set stage.
- Push 3 fresh raspberries into each glass so that they are completely submerged, but do not sink.
- Let set up completely in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
I used some really cute plastic champagne flutes that were decorated for a New Year's celebration. I added a bow strung with some jingle bells to make each champagne "jello shot" more festive on my party tablescape.