Q: What do you call a bear without teeth?
A: A gummy bear.
Drunken Gummy Bears.
I saw these on Pinterest and burst out laughing.
Vodka soaked gummies. What a fun idea.
Turns out, as I searched around the internet, people are throwing all sorts of candy into alcohol. I saw Negroni bears, Rum & Cola gummies, Tequila Raspberry bears, and Absinthe gummy bears here. There were some soaked gummy worms here and vodka soaked Life Saver gummies here.
I read on some sites where people had problems with the bears turning into a gelatinous mess. I’m not sure if it was the type or grade of alcohol used, but I did not encounter any difficulties with that. My bears swelled up and kept their shape.
It has been longer than one week of soaking and I have a festive bunch of completely inebriated bears hanging in the fridge for when I need a quick little nip.
Vodka (I used Absolut)
3. Serve in a candy dish as a snack (For the adults only!) or use in a Gummy Bear Martini (recipe below)
Recipe from NcEasyFood.org
3 drunken gummy bears
A splash of dry vermouth (about 1/4 ounce)
2 ounces of vodka
1. Splash a small amount of dry vermouth into a martini glass and gently coat the inside of your glass with it. Swirl and then discard.
2. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and vodka, shake vigorously to chill the vodka before straining it into martini glass.
3. Garnish with gummy bears and drink up.
Makes one cocktail
Recipe adapted from the Lemon Drop Martini recipe at Celebrations.com
Drunken Gummy Bears deserve some proper party music.
Here come Pirate Sons with just the ticket.
Currently based in Edinburgh, these guys play bang your head up and down, spot on grungy rock.