When I think of New Year's Eve I think of shimmery objects, whether it is the sparkle of a sequin dress, the diamond like quality of a crystal champagne flute or the fireworks that light up the sky as the clock strikes midnight. New Year's Eve has a sparkle to it that just simply isn't matched on any other holiday.
So when I thought about making the perfect jelly to celebrate this occasion I just knew it had to shimmer. This was the beginning of my hunt for edible glitter which pretty much became an obsession in November if I am to be totally honest. I finally sourced it online from CK Products. This glitter is intended for the purpose of baking, so it did not maintain it's flake like form in a hot liquid environment, but the final result is perfect.
The other requirement for the perfect New Year's Eve Jelly is really - you guessed it - WINE. I chose a rose because of the beautiful colour but this recipe would also work with a white wine. If you choose to go the route of something bubbly, keep in mind that you will need to boil the champagne/prosecco before adding the pectin in order to boil off the carbon dioxide.
The other GREAT thing about this recipe is that it is SUPER easy. You could have 7 jars made in 45 minutes from start to finish. What a great gift to give to the friends you are having over to help you celebrate the start of another fabulous year!
New Year's Eve Jelly
6 cups sugar
4 tbsp edible glitter
2 - 3 oz packages liquid pectin
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the pectin.
Ladle the jelly into hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe lids and jar edges clean before finger tightening lids and placing them back in the hot water bath. Process jars for 10 minutes.