Gold Champagne Jello Shots

Last Updated: March 19, 2024

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4.86 from 21 votes
These gold champagne jelly shots are the perfect addition to any event that requires something a little extra special.
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For a fun and pretty addition to your party’s adult beverage selection, try out this gold champagne jelly shots recipe. They’re easy to make and taste delicious.

Gold champagne jello shots recipe

I made these gold champagne gelatin shots for my Great Gatsby party but they would be great for any kind of event that requires something a little special.

They aren’t too sweet so they are definitely more of an adult treat than a kids dessert.

And they look so pretty, you’ll want to put them out as part of your decor 🙂


Here’s your shopping list:

  • Champagne or sparkling wine – I used Prosecco, but you can use whatever type of sparkling wine is your favorite. You will be able to taste it, so make sure it’s something you like.
  • White cranberry juice
  • unflavored gelatin* – you’ll need 2 of the ¼-ounce envelopes (the small boxes come with 4 of them).
  • Gold sugar*

I also tried using edible gold leaf* in the gelatin shots. Unfortunately, it all sank to the bottom and you really couldn’t see it. So I don’t think the extra cost was worth it.

Substitutions and additions

  • To make these jelly shots sweeter, stir in 1 to 2 Tablespoons of sugar just before adding the champagne.

Tools and Utensils

Here are all the supplies you will need:

How To Make Gold Champagne Jelly Shots

how to make gold champagne jello shots

Step 1 – Lay out the shot cups

Before I start, I like to lay out all of my shot cups on a cookie sheet.

That way they’re all ready to go when I’m ready to start pouring.

The cookie sheet helps to catch any drips and makes transporting them to the refrigerator easier.

Steps 2 to 4 – Bloom the gelatin

Because we are using unflavored gelatin, rather than a box of Jello, the first step is to get the gelatin to “bloom”.

For this recipe, I used 2 envelopes of gelatin that came in a box of 4. The total box weight was 1 ounce, so each of the envelopes contain about ¼-ounce of gelatin.

Pour ½ cup of the cold cranberry juice into a bowl and sprinkle the 2 envelopes of gelatin on top.

Using a bowl that has a pouring spout* will make it easier to pour the liquid into shot glasses later on. I forgot to do this when I was making this batch and had to transfer it to another bowl later on.

Set it aside and in a couple of minutes, you’ll see it start to puff up…then you know the gelatin is working.

gold champagne jello shots recipe steps

Step 5 – Heat The Rest Of The Juice

While you’re waiting for that, heat the rest of the juice (1 cup) on the stove and remove it from the heat just as it starts to boil.

Step 6 & 7 – Combine The Hot And Cold Mixtures

Then combine the hot juice with the cold juice and gelatin mixture.

Stir until all of the gelatin has dissolved and their are no lumps…this will take a couple of minutes. Read the instructions on your gelatin package to find out exactly how long you need to mix it.

Step 8 & 9 – Add The Champagne

The juice mixture should have cooled off by now.

If it’s still warm, wait a few minutes before adding 1 cup of the champagne (or sparkling wine). Otherwise, the alcohol will evaporate.

When mixing in the champagne, don’t stir it too much or you’ll lose most of the fizz.

Step 10 – Refrigerate

Then pour into shot glasses, put on the lid, and refrigerate until set, usually about 4 hours.

Serve the gold Champagne jelly shots

gold champagne jello shots on a tray

Just before serving, sprinkle the gold sugar over the top of the jelly shots.

Don’t do this too far in advance. The sugar will start to dissolve in the gelatin and doesn’t look as pretty when that happens.

Also, I like to serve jelly shots with mini tasting spoons*. Most of my friends prefer them (rather than having to down the shots straight from the cup).

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gold champagne jello shots

Gold Champagne Jelly Shots

4.86 from 21 votes
Servings: 16 shots
Prep 10 minutes
Cooling Time 4 hours
Total 4 hours 10 minutes


  • cups (divided) white cranberry juice
  • 2 ¼-ounce envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • cups Champagne Prosecco, Cava or any other kind of sparkling wine will also work
  • gold sugar


  • cookie sheet (optional)
  • 16 2-oz shot cups
  • mixing bowl
  • saucepan
  • measuring cup
  • Mini tasting spoons (optional)


  • Spread out shot cups on a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Pour ½ cup of cold white cranberry juice into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle 2 envelopes (or ½ ounce) of unflavored gelatin over the top and set it aside to allow the gelatin to bloom.
  • Add the rest (1 cup) of the white cranberry juice to the saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Remove the pot from the heat immediately after it starts boiling.
  • Add the hot juice into the bowl with the cold juice and gelatin mixture.
  • Stir until all of the gelatin has dissolved. This could take a couple of minutes. Read the directions on your gelatin package for the recommended amount of time.
  • Add 1½ cups of champagne to the bowl and mix briefly to combine. Don't stir it too much or it will lose all of its fizz.
  • Pour the champagne mixture into the shot cups on the cookie sheet.
  • Chill until set, usually about 4 hours. The jelly shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before serving.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle the tops of the jelly shots with gold sugar.
  • Serve with a mini tasting spoon for easier eating.


  • Putting the shot cups on a cookie sheet makes it easier to transport them to and from the refrigerator, and also catches any spills.
  • Using a bowl with a pouring lip makes it easier to fill the shot cups.
  • These jelly shots are not that sweet. If you prefer, you can add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of extra sugar in with the hot cranberry juice to made them sweeter.
Nutrition Facts
Gold Champagne Jelly Shots
Serving Size
1 shot
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

authorWanda Simone
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This post was originally published on January 29, 2020 but was updated with new content on March 19, 2024.

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  1. Tyler Frazier says:

    im going to have to try this on christmas.