Boozy Bites: French 75 Jello Shots

I’m kick starting the Boozy Bites Series with a New Year’s champagne Jello shot. I’m serving the classic New Year’s French 75 cocktail in the form of a Jello shot.

French 75 Jello Shots

 

I usually like my French 75 with a splash of Chambord, but for the sake of simplicity I put my raspberry fix into the garnishing. Of course I did not use expensive champagne, but for these Jello shots it doesn’t much matter – they taste great and I’m betting the novelty of them will make them a hit at any party.

 

French 75 Jello Shots

Cheers to ringing 2012!

A few notes:

  • For the mold I used this Chicago Metallic Pan and poured three tablespoons in each cavity. However, the shots will work just as well poured into a loaf pan and cut into squares. To cut into squares, make sure to use a sharp knife and to lightly cover the knife with bake spray.
  • The champagne jello shots are displayed in an appetizer set from Z-Gallerie and can be found here.
  • For the cognac portion, I used Conjure Cognac which has a kick of orange, spice and vanilla.
  • These Jello shots can be made a day in advance and served chilled or room temperature.

French 75 Jello Shots

Yields approximately 16oz | Preparation: Lightly spray mold with bake spray then gently wipe it down with a paper towel (a little non-stick spray goes a long way when it comes to Jello shots).

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz plus 2oz champagne
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 envelopes Knox Gelatin
  • 3 oz cognac

Instructions:

  1. Place 10oz champagne, lemon juice and sugar in a sauce pan and then sprinkle gelatin on top. Let gelatin soften and bloom in mixture for two minutes.
  2. Once the gelatin has bloomed, place saucepan over low heat and stir until gelatin has completely dissolved, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add in remaining 2oz of champagne and cognac and stir to combine. Pour mixture into mold and chill for at least 40-60 minutes.
  4. To remove Jello shots firmly press finger in the center until Jello shot pulls away from the side walls of mold. Then use an offset icing spatula, gently guide Jello shot out of mold.

Optional: Garnish with raspberries and/or lemon twist.

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18 Responses to “Boozy Bites: French 75 Jello Shots”

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 30, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    I’d love to try these! Can you believe I’ve never had a single jello shot in my life? btw I might have to count how many boozy recipes you share next year… just for fun ;) Have a great new year Naomi!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 30, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Jello shots never looked so beautiful! A far upgrade from fraternity party jello shots years ago :)

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 30, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    omg so clever!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — December 30, 2011 @ 10:33 pm

    What a fun way to ring in the New Year with these jello shots. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    Lori — December 30, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Adorable… I love dish you are serving it in also, where did you get those?

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    Lori — December 30, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    Oops need to actually read…

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    amber — December 31, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    BTW If you wait until almost the end of the setting time you can blow bubbles into the jello with a straw and it looks more champagne-esque

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    beti — December 31, 2011 @ 2:40 am

    they look so cute! what a beautiful presentation

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    Ann P. — December 31, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    holy moly, these look SO awesome! the French 75 sounds like a great cocktail, but in jello shot form–that’s genius :)

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    nicole {sweet peony} — December 31, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    the prettiest jello shots i’ve seen! and they sound so delicious! happy 2012 naomi! thanks for an awesome year of amazing treats :)

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    sweetsugarbelle — January 1, 2012 @ 4:38 am

    I repeat myself, but you amaze me!

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    marla — January 1, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Such fun jello shots! Girl we need to get together soon. Let’s email some dates? Happy New Year!

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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — January 2, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    They look incredible though I must admit I’m not a jello fan! Happy new year to you and your family!

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    thecoffeesnob — January 2, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    These sound like a fantastic way to ring in the new year!

    Happy new year, Naomi- here’s to another year of incredibly creative sweets!

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    theurbanbaker — January 2, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    gorgeous, festive, pretty, and thirst quenching! What a great idea! Happy 2012.

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — January 3, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    It’s quite possible that I’m wrong about this, but I bet 2012 will be the year of the jello shot. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Happy New Year!

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