Vodka Soaked Gummy Bears
“Gummy Bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere, high adventure that’s beyond compare, we are the Gummy Bears… ”
Remember that cartoon? Talking, singing, bouncing, candy. My favorite candy actually. Does it get any better?
Yes … yes it does. You grow up and soak your favorite candy in booze!
My mom’s friend Cathy makes drunken gummies for their bowling team (those wild bowling ladies!), but she uses gummy cherries. You can pick any gummy you want.
Gummy penguins, gummy coke bottles, gummy strawberries, peaches, watermelons… the possibilities are endless (though I have heard that Swedish Fish don’t work that well in vodka)
I added some gummy Life Savers to my bears. Hands down, “Haribo Gold-Bears” are the best in the world.
I didn’t like the idea of sticky fingers from pulling them out of a zip lock bag or party bowl, so I took the time (really it’s only about 15 minutes) to stick them all on tooth picks.
We are headed to the beach this weekend to meet up with my best friend from college and I can’t wait to bring these little guys with us!
They have quite a kick. Eat responsibly
Shopping List (inspired by Cathy Macomber on the Tuesday Nite Wildcats)
1 bag of gummy bears or gummy candy of your choice
1 cup of Absolute or Gray Goose vodka (or enough to cover the candy completely)
Place your bears in a large bowl and pour over your vodka, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least 24 hours. I wouldn’t go further than 48 hours, they may start breaking down.
Pour out your vodka (serve if you like, it will be pink and sweet from the bears) and carefully skewer your gummy bears. Arrange and serve.