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Mulled Wine Jell-O 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!

Mulled Wine Jello Shots Recipe

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SPICED & SPIKED

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 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 WINE JELL-O SHOT INGREDIENTS

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Unflavored Gelatin Powder: I use unflavored gelatin powder so I can be in control of all the flavors.

Orange Juice: I love when orange is one of the main flavors in mulled wine. It pairs so well with the spices and wine. I like to swap out the water 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 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.

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, 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 JELL-O SHOTS

• 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.

• Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup red wine, 3 tablespoons honey, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, 1/4 tsp 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 simmering.

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.

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


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!



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Mulled Wine Shots for Christmas and Holiday Party

Mulled Wine Jell-O Shots

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!

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By Laura Bullock | Laura The Gastronaut

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 12 shots

Ingredients

• 1/2 cup orange juice
• 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
• 1 cup red wine, divided
• 1/4 cup cranberries, halved
• 3 Tablespoons honey
• 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 1 star anise
• 1 whole clove, crushed
• 1 small slice fresh ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
• 1/2 cup triple sec
• 1/2 cup brandy
Candied ginger + grated nutmeg, for garnish

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin powder on top of 1/2 cup of cold orange juice. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup red wine, fresh 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.
3. Strain warm red wine mixture into the bowl of orange juice and gelatin. Whisk until well combined.
4. Whisk in triple sec and brandy.
5. Pour mixture into 2-ounce plastic shot cups, and chill in fridge for 3-4 hours or until set.
6. Top with grated nutmeg, and garnish with candied ginger.

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Category: Alcoholic Shots, Winter Cuisine: American

Keywords: christmas shot, mulled wine shot, mulled wine, gelatin shots, christmas jello shots

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Bon appétit!

December 2, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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