Capture the flavor of a mimosa in a jello shot with a mix of orange gelatin and champagne. Easy to make and decorate with whipped cream and orange slices!

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Prepared mimosa jello shots, both stacked and singles, decorated with whipped cream on top and a orange slice on the side.

About Mimosa Jello Shots

Whether it be chill brunch or a rowdy sports party, these mimosa jello shots would be a bright and fun citrus-infused boozy dessert that everyone will be sure to love.

What tools do you need to make jello shots?

Before getting started, make sure you have the following on hand:

  • 2 Ounce Plastic Shot Cups with Lids. You can also use standard shot glasses, but be aware that you can’t “shoot” with those – since it’s solid glass, you can’t squeeze the cups to help loosen the jello. If you use any type of firm container, plan on serving the jello shots with spoons.
  • Funnel or Injector – Makes it easier to fill the jello cups.
  • Mixing bowl, saucepan, whisk – All used for preparing and mixing the jello shots.

What type of champagne should you use?

When it comes to capturing the taste of a mimosa, any type of champagne (or dry sparkling white wine) will do the trick.

As far as options, you could stick with classic champagne, which means that it’s from France and is made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or Pinot Meunier grapes. You could also go with (typically) less expensive options, like Cava from Spain or Prosecco from Italy.

4 stack high of mimosa jello shots, with the top most jello shot decorated with whipped cream and an orange slice.

Can you make jello shots in advance?

Yes, you totally can! That’s the best part about jello – once it’s made, it can last a few days in the refrigerator. Just make sure the jello shots are stored in a sealed container (or that the individual cups have their lids).

However, I would recommend waiting to decorate the jello shots with whipped cream and orange slices until just before serving. The whipped cream will “deflate” over time, becoming a soupy mess on top of the jello shots.

How long do jello shots last?

Once prepared, these jello shots can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three to five days.

Close up side view of a mimosa jello shot decorated with whipped cream and an orange slice, plus more stacked jello shot cups in the background.

Can you freeze jello shots?

Bad news here, guys. Because jello shots have a gelatinous form and freeze differently than water or juice, I can’t recommend freezing these jello shots. The freezing process will change the texture of the jello and dilute the flavor.

For best results, enjoy these jello shots while they’re freshly made.

Notes & tips for jello shots

  • Although you may be tempted to, do not add more than 1/2 cup alcohol (total) to these jello shots. Alcohol does not solidify, so more alcohol would cause the jello not to set properly. The recipe is balanced so that you can still enjoy boozy jello shots with classic jello texture.
  • You can increase the yield of this recipe without any issues or adjustments, so feel free to whip up one large batch!
A hand holding a decorated mimosa jello shot up to the cameara.

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How to make mimosa jello shots

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Add water to a saucepan, then bring to a boil.

Step 2 – Add powdered gelatin into a large mixing bowl, then pour in boiling water. Whisk them together until the gelatin is dissolved.

Step 3 – Pour in the champagne and a little more water, then whisk again to combine.

Step 4 – Pour jello into your chosen cups, filling about 3/4 or 4/5 full. Once ready, transfer the jello shots to the refrigerator to set.

Step 5 – Let chill.

Step 6 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Prepared mimosa jello shots, both stacked and singles, decorated with whipped cream on top and a orange slice on the side.
5 from 1 vote

Mimosa Jello Shots

10 mins prep + 5 mins cook + 2 hrs Setting Time
27 kcal
Yields: 14 jello shots
Capture the flavor of a mimosa in a jello shot with a mix of orange gelatin and champagne. Easy to make and decorate with whipped cream and orange slices!

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 3 ounces orange gelatin
  • 1/2 cup champagne, chilled
  • whipped cream, optional
  • orange slices, optional

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat.
    1 1/4 cups water
  • In a large bowl, pour in boiled water and add orange gelatin. Whisk quickly until gelatin is dissolved.
    3 ounces orange gelatin
  • Add chilled champagne and 1/4 cup cold water to gelatin mix and whisk quickly until combined.
    1/2 cup champagne, 1 1/4 cups water
  • Using a funnel or injector, pour gelatin into shot cups, smoothing or spooning out any bubbles that form on top. Fill cups almost all the way, leaving a small gap near the top.
  • Place finished jello shots in the refrigerator and let set for at least 2 hours.
  • Top each jello shot with whipped cream and orange slices (both optional).
    whipped cream, orange slices
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jello shot | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy