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Mimosa Jello Shots are a fun change to the classic brunch coctktail and are so easy to make in 5 minutes. It's a bubbly boozy beverage served in solid form!
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Table of Contents
  1. Easy Mimosa Jello Shots
  2. Why We Love This Mimosa Jello Shots Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Mimosa Jello Shots
  7. Tips From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Jello Shot Recipes
  11. Mimosa Jello Shots Recipe

Mimosa Jello Shots are a quick and easy way to elevate the classic bubbly brunch cocktail into fun party food. This simple Jello shot recipe can be prepared in 5 minutes by mixing a box of orange jello with champagne and water.

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Easy Mimosa Jello Shots

Mimosa Jello Shots are the classiest single-serving sized cocktail that’s not just for the college crowd! Only 2 ingredients (plus water and optional garnish) are needed to make these delicious boozy bites; it’s as easy as dissolving fruit-flavored jello in boiling water, adding champagne, and setting it in the fridge to fuse and form into a fun boozy beverage that jiggles and wiggles.

With summer citrus in peak season and New Year’s parties around the corner, it’s always the perfect time for celebrating with these tasty treats.

Whether you slurp them, chew them, or eat them with a spoon, these Mimosa Jello Shots are the best way to break out the bubbly with a twist on the traditional brunch mixed drink. 

Everything you need to know on how to make the best jello shots.

Why We Love This Mimosa Jello Shots Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes.
  • Only uses 2 ingredients plus water.
  • Make-ahead recipe is the ideal time-saver for party prep.
  • Bursting with orange flavor and bubbles of tart champagne.
  • Fun to serve for any holiday, celebration, and summer get-togethers.
  • Perfect for bridal showers, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, brunches, and summer parties. 

Other Boozy Drinks

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Ingredients

  • Box Orange Jello
  • Water
  • Champagne
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Orange Chunks (optional)

Substitutions and Additions

  • Fruit Flavors: You can easily revise this recipe with your favorite fruit flavors. Try swapping the orange jello for lemon, lime, or cranberry jello for a different twist on the traditional mimosa.
  • Tasty Toppings: If you are feeling extra festive, you can garnish your shots with candied orange peels, candy orange wedges, fruit slice quarters, or even edible gold glitter.
  • Bubbly Beverages: Feel free to use your favorite champagne or sparkling wine in this recipe. Prosecco or cava are a few less expensive swaps for champagne.
  • Pour In The Peel: For some added fun, try serving your Mimosa Jello Shots in fruit peels! Pour the liquid shot inside of hollowed-out orange rind and then set them in the fridge. You can slice the rinds further into bite-sized, individual slices for the perfect party treat! 
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How to Make Mimosa Jello Shots

Mimosa Jello Shots are a fun way to serve a classic brunch cocktail in the form of a slurpable shot. This recipe is so quick and easy to make using only a packet of jello combined with water and champagne; leave it to set in the fridge while you prep for your party.

  1. Make The Mixture: Add boiling water to the jello and mix until the powder has dissolved. Add the cold water and champagne. Give a slight stir. 
  2. Fill: Fill each shot cup until about ¾ of the way full.
    Pro Tip: For easy transport, line up your shot cups on a baking sheet or moveable flat surface. 
  3. Chill: Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or until set. 
  4. Serve: If desired, add a garnish of whipped cream and orange wedges. Enjoy!
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Tips From Our Recipe Developer

  • If you decide to add the garnishes, do not add them until you’re ready to serve the shots.
  • Be careful going over ½ cup champagne as alcohol can cause the jello to not set up.
  • I use an injector to fill my shot cups because it’s just quicker and less messy. However, a pourable measuring cup works as well. 
  • If you place all your empty cups onto a small rimmed tray before filling them with the liquid it will be easier to transfer your Mimosa Jello Shots to the refrigerator to chill.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: These shots will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks, without garnishes added. If storing, be sure to place the lids on the shots and do not add garnishes until you are ready to serve.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my jello shots in advance?

You can make Jello Shots a few days ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator with the plastic lids that come with the package of shot cups. Garnish them just before you are ready to serve.

Can I freeze my jello shots?

It is not recommended to freeze these shots because the consistency and texture will change. It is best to keep them covered in the fridge until you are ready to serve them. If you choose to freeze your jello shots, they will not freeze solid. The texture may be grainy or icy, but you can eat them straight from the freezer if you don’t mind the cold.

Can I make these jello shots without alcohol?

You can leave out the champagne to make these jello shots non-alcoholic and replace it with sparkling white grape juice for a similar taste. You can also try ginger ale for a slightly stronger taste. Either substitution will make a perfectly flavorful and fun jello shot that is kid-friendly or for adults who prefer no alcohol.

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Other Easy Jello Shot Recipes

5 from 2 votes
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Mimosa Jello Shots

Serves — 14
Mimosa Jello Shots are a fun change to the classic brunch coctktail and are so easy to make in 5 minutes. It's a bubbly boozy beverage served in solid form!
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces Orange Jello (1 box)
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • ½ cup Champagne
  • ¼ cup Cold Water
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  • Orange Chunks (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place the orange jello in a medium mixing bowl and add the boiling water.
  • Mix until the jello has dissolved.
  • Add the cold water and champagne. Give a slight stir.
  • Line up your shot cups on a baking sheet or moveable flat surface.
  • Fill each shot cup until about ¾ of the way full.
  • Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until set.
  • If desired, add a garnish of whipped cream and orange wedges. Enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: These shots will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks, without garnishes added. If storing, be sure to place the lids on the shots and do not add garnishes until you are ready to serve.
Tips:
  • If you decide to add the garnishes, do not add them until you’re ready to serve the shots.
  • Be careful going over ½ cup champagne as alcohol can cause the jello to not set up.
  • I use an injector to fill my shot cups because it’s just quicker and less messy. However, a pourable measuring cup works as well.
  • If you place all your empty cups onto a small rimmed tray before filling them with the liquid it will be easier to transfer your Mimosa Jello Shots to the refrigerator to chill.

Nutrition Info

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

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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