Drunken Gummy Bears
(For those alcoholics over the age of twenty-one!)
Yes, I like alcohol. Yes, I am cheap. And yes, I like ways to make cheap alcohol taste delicious. What can I say? My goal is, and has always been, to make sure everyone has a good, delicious time celebrating life. And what better way than to incorporate gummy bears into the picture? If I can infuse alcohol in something, then by gosh-darn-it, I will.
This simple recipe requires few ingredients & effort, but it does call for a good amount of time, waiting, and patience. Diving into these lovely bears too early can result in a pretty potent, nose-crunching vodka flavor. We want to avoid that sheet.
Alright, and with that, I present to you the Drunk Gummy Bear How-To.
- Tons of Haribo Gummy Bears (I purchased 10 small bags)
- Handle of Unnamed Vodka
- Get a big container and dump all your gummy bears into it. Spread it out evenly.
- Pour your handle of vodka into the container and make sure all the gummy bears are submerged.
- Cover the container with plastic wrap or foil and place it in the fridge.
- Let it sit for one week before you take it out.
- After a week, take it out and serve it to your friends!
I loved making this because it was so simple and everyone absolutely loved the fact they were getting drunk somehow off of gummy bears. They are extremely addictive and the taste of the vodka is eliminated after a week.
As you can see from the second photo, the sugars from the alcohol are broken down and absorbed by the gummy bears, causing them to swell nearly 3-5 times their size. It’s awesome. It’s sugary. It’s refined alcoholism.
I got inventive and made two batches- one, using regular vodka, and another, using watermelon vodka. In the end, I preferred the regular, but I would recommend others to get creative to try variations on the Drunk Gummy Bears. Perhaps use Gummy Worms? Sour Apple Vodka? Who knows what these different inventions could lead to! Except, maybe, more drunk people. Which, of course, I highly approve of.
The Un-Starving Artist