These deep red jello shots get the grown-up treatment with Campari. It’s likely you know Campari from the trendy Negroni—a mix of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, served in an Old Fashioned glass and garnished with a half-wheel of orange. In these festive shots, Campari is mixed with cranberry juice and a bit of sugar to balance out the bitterness. The sweet orange zest rim not only looks sparkly and pretty, but the citrus marries nicely with Campari, too. These are equally as delicious as a pre-party ice-breaker as they are a palate cleanser before dessert.
Heat juice, gelatin and 1 tablespoon sugar in a large saucepan over medium until gelatin and sugar dissolve, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in Campari. Divide among 25 2-oz. shot glasses and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. On a plate, combine orange zest and remaining 1 tsp. sugar. Dip the rim of each shot glass into the sugar mixture to coat, patting gently with your fingers, if necessary, to help sugar adhere.