Party on with these amazingly popular alcoholic or non-alcoholic versions of the Dazzling Champagne Jelly Flutes!!
What are your New Year’s traditions? So many cultures and families have so many interesting traditions, don’t they? I know that some folks eat noodles, some eat 12 grapes at midnight, and some eat anything sweet to start the New Year. Did you know that some break plates, throw a loaf of bread against the wall and some even flush out toilets at midnight?
And then there is the tradition of eating and wearing everything round! I am all in favor of that! After all the holiday parties, wearing something round comes easy to me 🙂
No matter what the traditions, champagne toasts are ubiquitous at New Year’s parties and I absolutely love to make these Dazzling Champagne Jelly Flutes. They never fail to well…dazzle :). They can also be made with sparkling grape juice for a non-alcoholic version.
Here is how I make them. The recipe can be multiplied for the number of servings you need.
Dazzling Champagne Jelly Flutes
- 1 ½ tablespoon Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1 cup 7 up- regular or diet
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup champagne
- 2 strawberries, cut in half
To make the Dazzling Champagne Jelly Flutes-
- In a saucepan, combine the gelatin with the 7 up. Stir well. Add the sugar and stir again.
- Warm the sauce pan over low heat just until both the sugar and the gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Add the champagne, stir and pour about half of the mixture into the flutes. Let the flutes chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so.
- Take the flutes out of the refrigerator. Drop in the strawberry halves and gently push them in with a skewer or chopstick.
- Whisk the rest of the champagne mixture with a wire whisk, until frothy. Top off the flutes with the frothy mixture and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Serve! Enjoy!
Wishing you all a Happy New Year!