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Mulled Wine Jello Shots

December 2, 2021 | Updated August 15, 2022 | Laura

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One of my favorite holiday flavors is mulled wine, but a big pot of hot mulled wine can be a pain to bring to your holiday or Christmas party. So why not make mulled wine Jello shots that are just as delicious instead! These Jello shots are filled with all the same tasty spices and wine as actual mulled wine. The perfect winter treat!

Mulled Wine Jello Shots Recipe

Spiced and Spiked Jello Shots

If I had to choose one flavor of Christmas, I would choose mulled wine. It's quickly become a tradition of my husband and I that we drink a batch of mulled wine while putting up our Christmas decorations and reminiscing about past years.

As great as mulled wine is while staying in a home bundled up on the couch with the fire roaring, it can be a pain to bring to all of those festive parties due to its highly staining color, its warm temperature, and large quantity.

But you know what's super easy and always a fan favorite at any party? Yep, Jello shots. So I had this idea to put mulled wine into gelatin shot- so I can still have my delicious mulled wine and easily share it with others.

Mulled Red Wine Jello Shots: Ingredients

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✽ Unflavored Gelatin Powder: I use unflavored gelatin powder so I can be in control of all the flavors and ensure these shots taste just like the real deal.

✽ Orange Juice: I love when orange is one of the main flavors in mulled wine. It pairs so well with the spices and red wine. I like to swap out the water normally used in Jello shots with orange juice for big orange flavor. You can use store bought or freshly squeezed.

✽ Red Wine: The best wine to use in this recipe is a dry red wine. I like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon the best. Also, don't worry about getting anything fancy here. Even the cheapest dry red will make delicious mulled wine.

✽ Honey: Instead of sugar, I use honey for extra flavor. You can also substitute with white or brown sugar if you don't have any honey on hand.

✽ Cranberries: A small taste of fresh cranberry in these shots will make them taste extra good and bring in a bit of tartness.

✽ Lemon Juice: A bit of lemon juice will add in some more citrus and balance out the sweetness of the honey.

✽ Spices: You gotta have spices for mulled wine. I like to go big here- cinnamon stick, freshly grated nutmeg, star anise, whole clove, and fresh ginger.

✽ Triple Sec: I use triple sec but any orange liqueur would work. Helps to maximize the orange in the mulled wine with adding in some booze.

✽ Brandy: My favorite liquor to add to mulled wine is brandy. A match made in heaven, indeed.

✽ Garnish:: Candied Ginger + Freshly Grated Nutmeg

Mulled Wine Christmas Jello Shots Recipe

How to Make Mulled Wine Jello Shots Recipe

➊ In a medium bowl, pour in 1/2 cup of cold orange juice, sprinkle 2 envelopes (~ 2 tablespoons) of unflavored gelatin on top, and let sit.

βž‹ Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup red wine, 3 tablespoons honey, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 strip of fresh ginger, and 1/4 cup of halved fresh cranberries.

Mix well and place over medium heat until simmering. Lower heat to medium-low, and allow to slowly simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add in 3/4 cup of red wine, and heat just until it begins simmering. Remove from heat.

➌ Strain warm red wine mixture into the bowl of orange juice and gelatin. Whisk until combined.

Whisk in 1/2 cup triple sec and 1/2 cup brandy. Pour into 2-ounce plastic shot cups, and chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until set.

➍ If desired, right before serving grate fresh nutmeg on top and garnish with a piece of candided ginger. Cheers!

Traditional Mulled Wine

If you want a cup of warm traditional mulled wine, check out my mulled wine recipe! I created this recipe by researching the science and history of mulled wine. Want to know more? Watch my video below!

For this recipe:

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Mulled Wine Shots for Christmas and Holiday Party

Mulled Wine Jell-O Shots

By Laura | Laura the Gastronaut
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Chill Time: 4 hours | Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 12 shots

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One of my favorite holiday flavors is mulled wine, but a big pot of hot mulled wine can be a pain to bring to your holiday or Christmas party. So why not make mulled wine Jello shots that are just as delicious instead! These Jello shots are filled with all the same tasty spices and wine as actual mulled wine. The perfect winter treat!

*Some of these ingredient links may be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.*

Ingredients

β€’ 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
β€’ 1/2 cup orange juice
β€’ 1 cup red wine, divided
β€’ 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, halved
β€’ 3 tablespoons honey
β€’ 1 tablespoon lemon juice
β€’ 1 cinnamon stick
β€’ 1 star anise
β€’ 1 whole clove, crushed
β€’ 1 small slice fresh ginger
β€’ 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
β€’ 1/2 cup triple sec
β€’ 1/2 cup brandy
β€’ Grated nutmeg + candied ginger, for garnish

Instructions

➊ In a medium bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin powder on top of cold orange juice. Set aside.
βž‹ Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup red wine, cranberries, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, star anise, clove, ginger, and nutmeg. Mix well, and place over medium heat until simmering. Lower heat to medium-low and continue to slowly simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add in 3/4 cup red wine, and heat just until simmering.
➌ Strain warm red wine mixture into the bowl of set gelatin and orange juice. Whisk until well combined and gelatin is dissolved.
➍ Whisk in triple sec and brandy.
➎ Pour mixture into 2-ounce plastic shot cups, and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours or until set.
➏ Top with grated nutmeg, and garnish with candied ginger.

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Category: Alcoholic Shots, Winter Cuisine: American
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More Holiday Jello Shot Recipes:

✽ Hot Chocolate Jello Shots (creamy hot chocolate in jello shot form)
✽ Cranberry Jello Shots (made with both cranberry juice and fresh cranberries, these shots have all the delicious cranberry flavor)
✽ Cinnamon Jello Shots (these cinnamon shots are made with Fireball and Red Hots, and their red color make them perfect for Christmas)
β†’ Check out all of my shot recipes!

Bon appΓ©tit!

December 2, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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