New Years Jello Shots

These New Years Jello Shots are the perfect way to ring in the new year. Champagne Jello is decorated with gold sprinkles for a festive look.

New Year’s Eve is one of our favorite parts of the holiday season. It marks a new chapter – a new year for new beginnings. It’s also another chance for family and friends to get together to celebrate their love for one another and just have a great time. One of our favorite ways to ring in the new year is with champagne, but we like to do it a bit differently. With these New Years jello shots!

These Champagne Jello Shots are so good, and they’re so pretty and festive!  These are sure to be a hit at a New Years Eve party, or any celebration to ring in the New Year.  These are great on a Buffet table, or on a tray to pass around, or served to guests.  No matter how you choose to serve them, they’re sure to be a favorite! Make sure you keep these in your favorites!

Party Shots!

These are the classiest Jello shots you’ll ever make. We all know that Jell shots are great for parties, but when the New Year rolls around, it’s kind of nice to class things up a bit. After all, you can have them with vodka any time! We love to make these champagne Jello shots as a fun way to serve up the classiest of alcoholic beverages to friends and family. The naturally golden color of the champagne combined with the sprinkle garnish makes for a sparkly New Years Eve drink that everyone is always wowed by.

 Closeup shot of new years jello shots on tablecloth


It takes less than a handful of ingredients to make these fun shots. You’ll find everything you need at your local grocery store, and if your store doesn’t carry alcohol, your local liquor store.

  • Champagne
  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Sprinkle medley

**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.

New Years Jello Shots Instructions

Making these shots is as easy as snagging the ingredients. A few simple steps and a few minutes is all it takes!

Step 1: Let the Gelatin Bloom

Sprinkle the gelatin over hot water, and let is sit for 5 minutes to allow it to bloom. Stir to dissolved the gelatin completely.

Step 2: Add the Champagne

Next, add the champagne into the dissolved hot gelatin mixture.

Gelatin being poured into shot glass

Step 3: Make the Shots

Place 12 shot glasses on a small cookie sheet. Then, place a quarter teaspoon of gold sprinkles in the bottom of each glass.

Overehead shot of spoonful of sprinkles

Pour each shot glass half full of the shot mixture and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.

Remove the set shots and fill them with the remaining gelatin. Place them back in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, then sprinkle with the Sprinkle Medley before serving.

Hint: Our favorite sprinkles for this recipe are Shimmering Decorative Sprinkles and Midnight Moon sprinkles.


These will keep for 3 – 5 days in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container.



There’s nothing much to this recipe, but we still have a couple of tips to make sure you have the best shots possible for your New Year party.

Let the Gelatin Bloom: It’s important that you allow the gelatin to bloom for about 5 minutes. This allows it to thoroughly infuse with the water when mixed and evenly set.

High-Quality Champagne: These shots are unflavored, so use high-quality champagne. You want your shots to be delicious.

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New years jello shots on cutting board


If you have questions about these New Years Jello shots, then we have answers. The following FAQ answers all the most common questions about Jello shots.

How long are Jello shots good?
These will last for 3 -5 days in the refrigerator in a tightly-covered container.

Why didn’t my Jello shots set?
Jello shots that don’t set could be caused by a few things. If your water isn’t hot enough, the gelatin can’t gel. If you added too much alcohol, shots will have a hard time setting, as well.

Why are my Jello shots not freezing?
They’ll almost never freeze, and place them in the freezer won’t even cause them to set faster. This is due to the alcohol in the shots.

Can you put too much alcohol in Jello shots?
Yes. There’s no danger with this recipe because champagne doesn’t have a high alcohol content, but if you make Jello shots with something like vodka, you can add too much alcohol. This will cause the shots not to set.

Why do Jello shots get you drunk faster?
Most Jello shots are made with fruit-flavored Jello. This sweetness masks the taste of the alcohol, which can often lead to eating more shots than you should.

New years jello shots on cutting board with candles in background

Try These New Years Jello Shots

These New Years Jello shots are a great way to have a ton of fun at your New Years Eve party and still keep it classy. They’re so easy to make, and they give that classic champagne flavor that we all enjoy on New Years Eve. Give these shots a try for your party, and we know you and your family will love them.


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New Years Jello Shots

These New Years Jello Shots are the perfect way to ring in the new year. Champagne Jello is decorated with gold sprinkles for a festive look.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings



  • Sprinkle the Gelatin over Hot Water, and let sit for 5 minutes to allow the Gelatin to bloom.  
  • Stir Gelatin to dissolve completely, then add Champagne, and stir well to blend. 
  • Place 12 shot glasses on a tray or Cookie Sheet that will fit in the refrigerator, and place a 1/4  teaspoon of Gold Sprinkles in the bottom of each shot glass. 
  • Pour each Shot Glass 1/2 full of the Gelatin mixture, and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to set. 
  • Remove from the refrigerator, and fill Shot Glasses with remaining Gelatin.  Place back in the refrigerator to set completely, at least 2 hours for best results. 
  • Before serving, sprinkle the Sprinkle Medley on top to decorate.  Serve, and Enjoy!

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