Friday, May 10, 2013

Drunken Gummy Bears - Fail

Today I was going to share Drunken Gummy Bears with all of you.  Unfortunately, this recipe was a fail.  I found several blogs online that had Gummy Bears soaked in vodka.  I followed the directions, but they really just turned into a huge blob in the vodka.  I also didn't really love the taste.  They really had a strong vodka taste, rather then the vodka tasting like gummy bears.  I was sad that they weren't as good at the jelly bean infused vodka.  I am going to share the recipe with all of you, and you may want to do some research also, maybe you can make a better batch then I did.

Drunken Gummy Bears


1 8 oz bag of gummy bears
1 1/4 cups good vodka (I used Ketel One)


1.  Put the gummy bears in a jar.  I used a one pint mason jar.

2.  Pour the vodka over the gummy bears.

3.  Let sit for 2 to 3 weeks.

4.  After 2 weeks they tasted just okay, but were kind of a huge chunk of gummy bears

5.  After week 3 they were a little more separate, but still tasted pretty strong.  They may be more like jello shots then anything else, but they are very loose and liquidy.

Makes a 1 pint jar of Drunken Gummies

Sorry, that I don't have something better for you today.  Next week I will make sure to have a great Happy Hour Cocktail.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Skittles vodka turns out great. After you let it soak for about a week, strain out the skittles and you have fruity/sugary vodka. Fun for summer cocktails.

  2. Drunken gummies work much better with rum, and you only soak them for a day or two at most. (You generally don't make them to infuse into the rum, but get the rum to soak into the gummy whatever you're using-I've had it done with gummy worms.) But they are very, very, very strong when you do them that way-think a bite sized Jello shot.

    Inspired Weekends 18

  3. The reason they did that is because you didn't refrigerate them. You must keep them in fridge. Also, Kettle One is a horrible quality vodka whereas you want to use good quality to avoid the sting.

  4. That's wonderful that you also show the "oops" recipes. It saves someone else from going through the same thing. Best wishes, Linda

  5. Hi! Found you on Ducks 'n a Row link up. I have made these before using gummy worms for a halloween party. I used a flavored vodka, maybe fruit punch or something and soaked them just for a few hours and then the gummy worms tasted pretty good. They weren't amazing, but they were good. Now following you on G+.
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

  6. Thank you so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!


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