Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Hour at Home: Drunken Gummy Bears

I have a major sweet tooth, so when I saw this "recipe" for vodka infused gummy bears, I knew I had to try it. They were sweet and strong and while I liked the taste, the texture was a little weird. They were still gummy on the outside, but were kind of hard in the middle. Perhaps if I had allowed them to come to room temperature, it would have helped the texture. I've been eating them cold, right out of the fridge.
To make the gummy bears, I poured 1/2 cup of vodka over a 6 oz. package of gummy bears and let them sit  in a covered container in the refrigerator for three days. I stirred the gummy bears once a day so they would evenly absorb the vodka. You'll know they're ready to eat when the vodka has been completely absorbed.

I ate a couple of them plain, but I really loved the gummy bears as a garnish for a Cosmopolitan. I think it would be a great garnish for any kind of specialty martini. I also think if you got creative with the packaging, they would be a really great party favor for a Halloween party.

4 comments:

  1. How buzzed can a person get on vodka-infused gummy bear? That's what I want to know.

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    1. My guess is pretty darn buzzed, but I haven't done that...yet.

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  2. Ha! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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