Mimosa Champagne Gelatin Shots are topped with sweet whipped cream and fresh orange slices, they are an absolute hit! These beautiful, eye-catching mimosa inspired shooters are bursting with flavors of orange and champagne.
Whether you’re enjoying them as Christmas gelatin shots or New Year’s Eve shots, these are the perfect shots for any celebration.
Champagne Gelatin Shots
Imagine everything there is to love about mimosas: the sweet, citrusy taste of orange juice and the classy, celebratory nature of champagne.
Champagne gelatin shots bring all of these qualities together in a fun and creative way!
Each mimosa gelatin shot is so easy to whip up – you’ll only need 5 minutes of prep time!
All you need to do is mix your ingredients together, pour them into shot cups, and pop them in the fridge to chill.
These gelatin shooters are super convenient because you can make them in advance and simply pull them out of the fridge once you’re ready to serve them.
If you love these Christmas gelatin shots, I have plenty more recipes for you to enjoy.
My festive Red White and Blue are perfect for your 4th of July celebrations, and Bahama Mama will be a hit at your next summer pool party!
Mimosa Gelatin Shot Ingredient Notes
- Gelatin – A standard mimosa recipe contains two basic ingredients: orange juice and champagne.
I use orange flavored jello mix in this recipe to get the same sweet, citrusy flavor that the juice has.
- Champagne – You can use any champagne of your choice, depending on what you like best.
However, I recommend using a dry champagne because it isn’t too sweet. It will complement the sweetness of the orange juice nicely.
- Hot Water – Boiling water is essential to getting the gelatin mixture to dissolve properly.
- Cold Water – This will cool the gelatin mixture down so that it can begin to set.
- Optional Ingredients – Whipped cream and orange slices are the perfect garnishes for these champagne gelatin shots.
While these garnishes are optional, I personally wouldn’t recommend skipping them – they’re tasty, cute, and so fun!
Tips and Tricks for Christmas Gelatin Shots
- Use an Injector. This tool will make filling the shot cups a quick and easy process. It also guarantees that your kitchen stays mess-free.
However, if you don’t have an injector, a pourable measuring cup should do the trick.
- Watch Your Alcohol Amount. Be careful not to exceed ½ cup of champagne. Adding too much alcohol can cause the jello to not set properly.
- Add Garnishes Right Before Serving. If you do want to add either of the optional garnishes, timing is key!
Since you’ll want your garnishes to be as fresh as possible, do not add them until you’re ready to serve the shots.
Adding your garnishes too soon will result in messy, mushy shots.
- Serve Chilled. These gelatin shots are best served chilled, just like the mimosas that they were based off of.
You can keep them in the fridge until it’s close to serving time, and they will be easy to grab and go with how they’re packaged in plastic shot cups.
Kitchen Tools You Will Need
- 2-ounce Plastic Shot Cups – You can usually find these at the store in large packs, so you’ll have plenty of cups to make a batch for a big party.
- Mixing Bowls – I like to have a variety of sizes on hand, and this set has them all.
- Injector or Pourable Measuring Cup – I use my 8 cup Pyrex measuring cup for tasks like this.
- Small Baking Sheet – A tray will make it easy to pop your jello shots in and out of the fridge when you’re leaving them to set.
Champagne Jello Shots FAQ
Champagne typically has an alcohol percentage of about 12%, so these shots won’t taste as strong as other recipes made with hard liquor. But, they are nonetheless a fun and memorable treat that every mimosa lover will enjoy!
Yes, edible glitter can be added to gelatin shots to give them a beautiful shimmery finish — it’s a great way to mimic the bubbles of the champagne! You can stir a little bit of glitter into your jello mixture before it sets, or sprinkle some on top after the shots have fully set.
Without garnishes, these jello shots will last for approximately 2 weeks in the fridge. If storing, be sure to place the lids on the shot cups for best results.
Jello shots should never be frozen as freezing will completely ruin the soft, gelatinous texture.
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
Other Jello Shot Recipes
Mimosa Champagne Jello Shots
- 3 ounces orange Jello mix
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup champagne, See Notes
- 1/4 cup cold water
- whipped cream, optional
- orange slices, optional
- Place the orange jello mix in a medium mixing bowl and add the boiling water. Stir with a spoon until the gelatin dissolves.
- Add the cold water and champagne and stir again.
- Line up your shot cups on a baking sheet or moveable flat surface.
- Using an injector or pourable measuring cup, fill each shot cup ¾ of the way full.
- Transfer the tray of Jello shots to the fridge. Chill for 2 hours or until gelatin is set. If you won’t be serving them right away, cover the shot cups with lids and store them in the fridge.
- Before serving, garnish each cup with optional whipped cream and an orange slice. Enjoy!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published November 2022
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