Fun, romantic, and festive, these Strawberry Jello Shots made with rosé wine are a fun way to sweeten a Valentine's Day meal, summer parties, or any celebration!
Whenever Valentine's Day rolls around I remind myself to not be totally sucked in by this Hallmark holiday (because Valentine's Day should be every day, am I right??). So I'm getting into the spirit with a few tasty, fun, romantic recipes for you and your sweetie.
But you don't need to wait for Valentine's Day to make this simple jello shots recipe. It's sure to be a huge hit any time of the year! In fact, this may end up being one of your favorite jello shot recipes.
❤️ What makes these jello shots the perfect adult treat?
- You only need a few simple ingredients to make them.
- They're great to make ahead of time for your next party. And easy for your party guests to eat.
- Perfect for small or large gatherings.
- They're full of delicious flavors and add a fun twist on basic jello shots.
🍓 Ingredient notes
- Unflavored gelatin
- Rosé wine - a good, dry wine will work best in this recipe. I use a little less than two cups as I don't like to add too much alcohol
- Seltzer water - to add some sparkly effervescence
- Still water - I use 2 cups of water
- Lime juice and mini lime wedges - for a bit of tasty tartness
- Strawberries - use ripe, fresh strawberries
✅ Step-by-step instructions
Here's how to make this simple recipe (for full details and nutritional information, see my recipe card below):
- Begin by adding water and unflavored gelatin to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- After the gelatin has dissolved in the boiling water, remove from heat and pour jello mixture into a heatproof bowl.
- Mix in rosé, sugar, and seltzer water, then pour into mini plastic jello shot cups, baking sheet, cookie sheet, or other mold.
- Refrigerate for a few minutes until the mixture starts to set, then add the strawberries. Chill for 3-4 hours.
Plan on chilling them for at least 4 hours for them to fully set. You may need longer depending on how many you make.
I add a little seltzer water to add some bubbly, without adding actual bubbly. This gives them a bit of effervescence without overpowering them with alcohol.
I prefer to not overdo it with the alcohol in my jello shots, but if you like them a bit stronger, you can a little bit of regular vodka. But be sure to watch your flavor combos so it doesn't end up overpowering the rest of the recipe.
More Valentine's Day Recipes
Strawberry Jello Shots
- 2 cups water
- 4 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 - ¾ cups Rosé I like Rosé of Malbec or Brut Rosé
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup seltzer water
- 1 - ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- In a saucepan over medium high heat, bring 2 cups water plus the contents of four packs of unflavored gelatin (most boxes include 4 packs per box) to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Once the mixture has dissolved and is boiling, remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl.
- Add rosé, sugar, lime juice, and seltzer water to the bowl and stir to mix.
- Gently pour mixture into a pan or molds.
- Refrigerate for a few minutes until the mixture starts to set, about 5-10 minutes.
- Sprinkle in the strawberries, then return to the refrigerator to chill until firm and ready to slice. This can take about 3-4 hours.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.