Folks, we are hours away from New Year’s and you know what that means: ALCOHOL! Champagne, beer, Tom Collinses, I don’t care. Any way is a good way. Of course, this year, I will be imbibing in the privacy of my own home with my Christmas pajamas on. But I thought I’d make something festive to celebrate anyway. Champagne jello shots!
As noted in the caption above, this is not really a picture of the recipe I found. Probably because the recipe does not look like that. Sigh. I knew this going in, but did that stop me? Hell no. I wanted a Champagne vehicle.
My first problem? I have never, ever seen white sparking grape jello in the store. I don’t think it exists.
So, I got the closest thing I could find.
I know I know. Cue the angry readers.
You never do it right, OMG. If you would just follow the fucking directions your shit wouldn’t be so shitty. What are you– stupid? I’m never reading this blog ever, ever again.
Fine. Guilty as charged. But I think that if you want me to do it right, you should mail me some sparkling white grape jello. Go ahead:
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Durham, NC 27707
I’m serious. In fact, I think I’m going to make this my standing disclaimer. Fill my box, people.
Anyway, I pressed on.
Awesomest thing about this recipe? You add the champagne post-boil so as not to lose any of that lovely alcohol content.
Second awesomest thing? Now you have an open bottle of champagne, and even though you are still wearing your HO HO HO pajamas, no one will know if you take a swig before you put everything back in the refrigerator.
Four hours later, I cut and dished the jello. Uhh…
And even though this ended up looking like a pile of purple intestines and I didn’t even bother with the sprinkles, they tasted pretty good. And had champagne in them.
So not a total loss.
Happy New Year to you, Pintestes! I wish you health, wealth, and fails that at least will get you drunk.