These Champagne Jello Shots are topped with sweet whipped cream and fresh orange slices, making them an absolute hit! These beautiful, eye-catching mimosa Jello shots are bursting with flavors of orange and champagne.
Whether you’re enjoying them for Christmas, New Year’s Eve shots, or a typical weekend brunch, these orange Jello shots are the perfect shots for any celebration.
Champagne Jello Shots
Imagine everything there is to love about mimosas: the sweet, citrusy taste of orange juice and the classy, celebratory nature of champagne.
Mimosa Jello shots bring all of these qualities together in a fun and creative way!
These champagne Jello shots are super convenient too — make them in advance and simply pull them out of the fridge once you’re ready to serve them.
But why stop at Christmas and New Year’s? There’s a Jello shot recipe for every occasion.
My festive Red White and Blue version is perfect for your 4th of July celebrations, and Bahama Mama will be a hit at your next summer pool party!
Champagne Jello Ingredient Notes
- Gelatin – A standard mimosa recipe contains two basic ingredients: orange juice and champagne.
I use orange-flavored gelatin mix in this recipe to get the same sweet, citrusy flavor that the juice has — which also allows for maximum champagne Jello!
- 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 orange juice nicely without adding to the sweetness.
- Hot Water – Boiling water is essential to getting the champagne Jello 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 orange Jello shots.
While these garnishes are optional, I wouldn’t recommend skipping them — they’re tasty, cute, and so fun!
Tips for Making Mimosa Jello 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 gelatin 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 or your shots will be mushy.
- Serve Chilled.
These gelatin shots are best served chilled, just like the mimosas that they were based on.
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.
Orange 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 these orange Jello 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 orange shots have fully set.
Since these orange shots only have one layer, they’ll be set and ready to slurp in about 2 hours.
Be sure to leave room for garnishes. If you fill the cups all the way, it will also take a bit longer to set.
Storing Orange Shots with Champagne
Without garnishes, champagne Jello shots will last for approximately 2 weeks in the fridge. Be sure to place the lids on the shot cups for best results.
You should never freeze Jello shots — it will completely ruin the texture. Plus, these are so easy to make, there’s really no need!
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, updated and republished December 2023
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