All Grown Up: Gelatin Shimmer Shots

Delight your guests by serving these sparkly, sweet treats at your next party.

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You might not think to serve gelatin shots to a group of sophisticated grown-ups, but these wiggly “shimmer shots” look and taste so good, they’ll charm every guest at your next party — any guest over 21 that is! I’ll show you how to create boozy, beautiful shimmer shots in the video and how-to steps below. You’ll also learn how to make chic glittery champagne cocktails — get the how-to for those bubbly concoctions. Cheers!

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Daniel Collopy

Tools and Materials

  • two cups peach juice
  • one cup of cold pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup of whipped cream flavored vodka
  • four packets of pure gelatin
  • edible glitter
  • baking spray
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • 9x13 rectangular tray
  • measuring cup
  • large pot
  • sharp knife

Shimmer Shots and Bubbly Bling 02:45

Learn how to make easy shimmer shots and bubbly bling.

Make Shimmer Shots

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Daniel Collopy

Bring two cups of peach juice to a gentle boil. In a bowl, mix: One cup of cold pineapple juice, 1/2 cup of whipped cream flavored vodka. Shake four packets of pure gelatin onto the surface of the liquids. Let stand and thicken for about four minutes. Add boiling peach juice to bowl and stir until it’s all dissolved. Spray the pan with baking-cooking spray to help the gelatin release after refrigeration. Pour mixture into rectangular pan and refrigerate overnight.

*See video above for demonstration.

Flip Gelatin

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When it’s time to party, flip the block of gelatin onto a flat, clean surface.

Cut Into Strips

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Trim all sides of the gelatin to create nice straight edges. Next, cut the block into strips approximately 1-1/2” wide.


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Daniel Collopy

Cut strips into individual shots. Each shot should be about 2-1/2” long to create rectangles small enough for guests to pop into their mouths without feeling clumsy. Or – use holiday cookie cutters to create any shape! 

Shimmer Your Shots

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Daniel Collopy

Shake some edible glitter onto a flat plate. With clean, dry hands, place each shot directly down onto the glitter.

Flip and Serve

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Daniel Collopy

Now you have perfectly shimmered shots that your guests will be talking about for a long time.

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