There's something irreplaceably interactive about Jell-O shots, which is why they've made their way onto New Year's Eve soirées in years past, or why I even enjoyed a few at a party at this year's Aspen Food & Wine Classic. But by far the coolest rendition I've ever encountered comes from Donatella Arpaia, who envisioned a classier shot made with ice wine and topped with half-frozen grapes.
For a greater departure from the world of red party cups and paper Jell-O shot holders, I offered shot "squares" at my last party in ceramic spoons topped with half-frozen Champagne grapes. Want to do the same? Then keep reading.