With the explosion of all things pink lately (which you won't find me complaining about), rosé has gotten a bit of a second life in the past few years. I mean, it's pink, comes in all sorts of delicious variations… what's not to love? While you can certainly earn your pink points by simply serving it at your next party (pretty glasses get extra points!), why not make it into a jello shot and really take the trend to the next level?
1 1/4 cups rosé sparkling wine
1/4 cup gin (You can also do a flavored gin like the juniper gin I used.)
1/4 cup club soda
1/4 cup simple syrup*
2 packets of unflavored gelatine
cherries and lemon peel for garnish
*If you are using a relatively sweet rosé, you may want to lessen the more concentrated syrup and add a bit more of the champagne instead to balance out the sweetness.
Add the club soda and simple syrup into a small pan and pour the packets of gelatine over the top of the liquid. Allow the gelatine to bloom for two minutes, and then heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring often, until the gelatine is dissolved. Pour into a medium size bowl.
Pour your mixture into short-stemmed champagne glasses (called coupe glasses), add in your cherry, and allow them to set in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve!
Aren't they beautiful?? The cool thing is the club soda and wine will add bubbles to your drink and the faster you get them into the fridge to set, the more bubbles will stay once frozen in time and make your shot look like it was just poured from the bottle. I've seen this sort of jello shot served both in pretty glasses or also put into molds and served on a platter instead, so do whatever you like if you don't have this type of glassware on hand. I would suggest putting some small dessert spoons out with the shots if you do the glasses though so they can be eaten right out of the glass. Cheers! xo. Laura
Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman