Tomorrow's National Champagne Day: Have a Jell-O Shot

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Photos by Molly Dunn
Adding a raspberry gives the champagne shot the perfect touch of color.
Although many believe that National Champagne Day is December 31, someone has declared tomorrow National Champagne Day for 2012, so we're going to celebrate.

While you could toast to a few glasses of bubbly champagne, why not celebrate a little differently tomorrow with champagne Jell-O shots.

You only need a few ingredients to put these fun drink concoctions together. So, invite your friends over tomorrow and enjoy bubbly shots of pineapple Jell-O and champagne.

First, boil 1 1/2 cups of water to mix with two 4-ounce serving-size boxes of pineapple Jell-O. You'll instantly smell the strong artificial pineapple scent from the Jell-O as you blend the water into the powder. I had trouble finding pineapple Jell-O, so if you can't find this flavor, use another fruity or tropical Jell-O flavor, like peach, lemon or strawberry.

Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 15 minutes; the Jell-O will start to form together just slightly.

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Lots and lots of bubbles.

Next, add two and a half cups of champagne to the Jell-O and stir until completely blended. I used Korbel champagne, but you can use any champagne you would like. The blogger who originally made these Jell-O shots used a cheap bottle of champagne and said it worked perfectly, so it's up to you.

Once you mix the champagne into the Jell-O, reserve about 3/4 cup to use as the foam that goes on top of the jell-o shots.

Place both the main mixture of champagne and Jell-O plus the reserved mixture for the foam in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.

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Some of the Jell-O shots didn't need the foam topping because they already had a layer of foam.
After 30 minutes, pour the champagne and Jell-O mixture into clear shot glasses -- but only fill about 3/4 of the way. Add your favorite berry or fruit (I used raspberries) to each shot glass. You can use sliced strawberries, blueberries or even pineapple to enhance the flavor of the pineapple Jell-O.

Once the glasses are filled, place them back in the refrigerator to set overnight. After the Jell-O shots are done, whip the reserved mixture until it turns into foam and place on top of each Jell-O shot.



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