Tuesday, December 27, 2011
the best or worst thing ever
This picture was labeled "Champagne Jello Shots" but upon further inspection, it's actually jello shots with creme soda, vanilla vodka and butterscotch schnapps. That sounds insanely delicious, but in honor of New Year's Eve, I decided to pursue the initial recipe.
I'm not sure if this is the best, worst, funniest or weirdest thing I've ever seen. I mean, does champagne really need to be improved upon? I know grain alcohol does, which is why jello shots were prevalent in college, but champagne? It's pretty scrumptious already. Plus, jello shots tend to lead to consuming mass quantities of whatever alcohol is used, and I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to chug champagne (pretty sure). Not to mention, champagne already results in a massive hangover. Mixing it with powdered sugar and sprinkles is certainly not going to make that problem any better.
But hey, throw caution to the wind! It's New Year's Eve! You can be over-the-top corny and festive.These are adorable and I'm sure you already planned to be too drunk and too hungover anyways.
Champagne Jello Shots
1 package grape jello
1 cup boiling water
1 cup chilled Champagne
(You know how to make jello, but here you go...)
Add the jello and boiling water and stir until powder is dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature. Slowly add the champagne and stir in. Pour into an ice cube tray and refrigerate until set. To serve, dip trays in hot water for 5 seconds then run a knife around the outside of the shot. Dip in crystal sugar for garnish.