Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Easy Vodka Gummy Bears


Hi all. Hope you guys had a great weekend! Mine was really busy but I found some time to make these yummy drunken gummy bears!  Vodka gummies seem to be the new ‘fun’ thing to make for parties and so I tested them out using the most basic recipe I could find.  I was overwhelmed when searching for recipes because it seems that everyone does something a little different with their gummies.  Some people soak them for a full week, others add fruit juice to the concoction and others were just really long and complicated.  Naturally I went with the easiest one I found and was very happy with the results.  Do not waste your time soaking these bears for days like some people do, it isn't necessary at all and it will turn them into slime.  I soaked mine for 2 days and they were perfectly plump and potent!  I could imagine these tasting amazing with flavoured vodka but I just used regular absolut vodka, next time I may try raspberry vodka.

A few key tips for these gummies:
  • Do not use weird no-name gummies! Make sure they are good quality gummies you can find at a bulk barn or at a candy store. They should be soft!
  • Use decent quality vodka or flavoured vodka for a more fruity flavour.
  • Stir stir stir.  These guys stuck together so I made sure to stir them up 3 times a day.  This will also help to distribute the vodka.
  • Refrigerate! Many people just leave their container of gummies on the counter and while there is nothing wrong with that, I find that the chilled gummies are easier to eat and are much more refreshing.  Put it this way…who the hell likes a warm shot of any liquor? Chilled all the way please!

These gummies are really fun for any party and are a hit with the young and older folks too, plus gummies aren't that high in calories either so enjoy!!

Easy Vodka Gummy Bears
Ingredients:
  • 1 container of gummy bears (500 gm)
  • 1 375 ml bottle of vodka


Empty the gummy bears in a tupperware container big enough to hold
 both the gummies and liquid.


Pour the vodka over the gummies until they are completely covered.  Do not use the whole bottle if you don’t have to, the gummies just need to be covered… not drowning in the vodka.


Cover tupperware with a tight lid and place in your fridge. Keep  the gummies in the fridge for 2 days and stir them around 2 to 3 times a day if they are sticking together.  By the second day there might not even be any liquid left but you can still keep them chilled in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.


Your little bears should be plump and full of vodka! These are highly addictive and some bears are more potent tasting than others. Your guests will thoroughly enjoy!





38 comments:

  1. Ha, this is awesome! Of course I've seen vodka gummy bears before, but somehow I didn't think it would be quite so easy. I wonder if it would work the same way for agar-based gummies... Guess I'll just have to try it and find out. ;)

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  2. That is so awesome! And so easy to make too.

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  3. Haha I have heard of these before, everyone loves them ;)
    I definitely want to try them on my 18th!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  4. Oooooer so evil, I love it :D Have you ever tried musk sticks in vodka?

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  5. Reminds me of college, yay! I always liked to put extra vodka in and strain it out later, because then you have gummy bear flavored vodka!

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  6. What a creative way to enjoy the gummy bears!

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  7. I have never heard of these before. I can imagine they would be addictive! I generally don't eat gummy bears because they tend to contain gelatin, but I will hunt for some that don't! I DO like vodka. ;)

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  8. I don't drink vodka so these gummy bears would probably be dangerous for me (I would probably think I'm a gummy bear) but they are super cute.

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  9. Love gummies.... Need to try this!!!!

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  10. I am gummy bear obsessed lately! I have heard about these and love this easy way to prepare them!

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  11. I haven't heard of vodka gummy bears before but I love the idea! They look like so much fun :)

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  12. Ha I knew these would end up on the blog. Happy gummy Hour!

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  13. Wow, I love these cute gummy bears with " added value".
    Great idea, cheers :)

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  14. Best. Idea. Ever. These look fun :)

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  15. Somehow I've missed the boat on this trend! Fun idea - gummy bears are always fun to eat, and soaking them in vodka just adds that much more fun. ;-)

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  16. Well, I guess you might guess at MR. KR's and my age! This one has passed me by, too! However my daughter loves gummies so I am going to pin this on her board!

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  17. you are killing with all your amazing gummy bears

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  18. This post makes me smile :) Do you know how long they would last if you put them in your fridge in a sealed jar?

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  19. I don't eat gummies, but I've heard of this before. I bet it's VERY easy to get tipsy on these. :)

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  20. OH my! This is so much fun to make and to eat. :) Really perfect for parties and gatherings.

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  21. Ooo I want to know how my friends in college/med school and i never thought of this!

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  22. I never knew you could do that with gummi bears. Too fun! Gotta try it -- well, for research purposes, right? ;)

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  23. jaja, this is amazing, the best shot ever! Thanks for the idea Natalie!

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  24. This does really make me miss my days of gelatine. Hehe. Maybe I should try and make some agar agar ones :)

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  25. What a fun Idea. I just purchased some citrus flavored vodka, I bet that would be okay too. i just have to make sure I keep these away from my teenagers.

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  26. finally a easy gummy voka recepie thanks :D

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  27. i think i will try a variation using gummy worms and tequila, probably a get hit at the next fiesta night

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  28. Been looking at different directions on how to make these, but this is the best easy way to make them! Gonna try them for my birthday! !! ��

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  29. Ha ha, Natalie, this makes me laugh so hard, but I'm glad that everyone who wanted to make vodka gummy bears has found their answer! www.chuonthis.ca

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    1. lol those vodka soaked bears are a hot commodity !! :)

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  30. I used this method except I used Vladivar Raspberry & Vanilla flavored vodka and my vodka gummy bears are in the fridge at the moment 1 day to go before they are ready but they already look very plump & smell delicious!!

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  31. I tried with some gummy bear that were not soft at first. After the vodka they were soft. My question have anyone ever tried with very soft gummy bears

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