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champagne jell-o shots with edible gold leaf

Champagne Jell-O Shots

  • Author: Sydney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 shots 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Chilling
  • Cuisine: American


A grown-up version of the classic Jell-O shots.  These Champagne Jell-O shots use sparkling wine, vodka, and lemon juice to create a fancy and festive treat for New Year’s Eve.


  • 1 cup Prosecco (or other sparkling wine)
  • 0.5 cup vodka
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 0.25 cup light agave nectar 
  • 2 tbsp gelatin (2 packets of Knox brand) OR 1 tsp Agar-Agar*
  • Edible gold leaf


  1. Mix the juice of 1 whole lemon with the agave nectar.  Stir well to ensure the liquids are well combined. Pour into a saucepan.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin or agar-agar over the surface of the liquid in the pan.  Allow it to sit for 2 minutes.
  3. Put the pan over medium heat and stir consistently until all of the gelatin or agar-agar has dissolved.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and add your sparkling wine and vodka.  
  5. VERY lightly grease a square or rectangular loaf pan or glass dish with oil.  I just used a very light oil spray and used a clean cloth to spread it around the surface area of my glass dish.  This step will ensure the Jell-o is easily removed once it is firm.
  6. Pour your mixture into your dish and store it in the fridge.  
  7. Allow the Jell-O to chill until completely firm – overnight is your safest bet.
  8. Once the Jell-O is firm, gently remove it from the dish or pan.  Slice it carefully into cubes.
  9. Garnish with edible gold leaf and serve!


*Agar-Agar is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to gelatin.  The texture is slightly less smooth but is still a great option when avoiding animal products.

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