I was out for drinks with a friend of mine the other night and we overheard an over-hydrated young lady next to us talking about the number of vodka bears she had consumed that night. Being the curious cat that I am, I had to lean over and jump into her conversation to find out what a vodka bear could be. To my surprise, it is the most wonderful sounding idea since I saw Nutella French toast on a brunch menu two weeks ago. Gummy bears and gummy peach rings soaked in vodka! The next day at work was research time and I decided to try the project myself. I’ve read that using sugar free gummies is better, and that 5 days is the best soaking time, but I’m settling with around 2 to 3 days. Below is my recipe. I used peach rings in peach vodka and gummy bears in regular vodka. Both are great!
These things grow!! They remind me of those really fun plastic dinosaurs (The ones I used to get as a kid.) that grew in water. I never really understood those anyway, because yeah, they got huge–but that’s about it. You couldn’t play with them because they got too slimy, and they didn’t shrink back to normal to play with all over again! At least these are a tasty type of toasted!
- Vodka of choice
- Gummies of choice
- Glass bowl
- Plastic wrap
Place gummies in bowl and pour in vodka until they are immersed. Seal tightly with plastic wrap and let sit in fridge for at least 2 days. Enjoy carefully–these are supposedly potent.
For some even more alcoholic fun, try throwing a gummy ring (or bear!) into your favorite martini. They look pretty and add a special twist! Oh, and as a disclaimer, please don’t make these in a home with kids. Try Googling vodka bears and read all the horror stories of women with drunk kids. I refuse to let my kid be introduced to liquor through vodka, let alone gummy bears. Scotch only for my little girl!–kidding, sorta.