Bucket List Bonanza – Vodka Gummy Bears

Item 54 on my Bucket List is to make Vodka Gummy Bears.  I’m not entirely sure if this one should count as completed, or as a fail, but here goes.

I found a recipe on MixThatDrink.com that was fairly straightforward.  Put sweets in a bowl, cover with booze, leave to infuse.  The article suggests  using cola bottles sweets as well.

I feel like vodka doesn’t really have much of a taste, so I bought some rum instead.  And when I went shopping I couldn’t find gummy bears, so I used cola bottles and Fruit Gums.

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I took out one of each sweet, for size comparison later.

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And then I poured the booze.

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The article says that despite popular opinion, you don’t need to cover or chill.  I did though, purely because it was the best way to stop my kitties getting drunk.  And a day later, I checked on them.

Firstly, the size comparison was great.  Look how much the cola bottles swelled.

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They were really slimy – but the article did say that would happen.  The thing is though, the centre was still fairly gummy, and the outside was slimy in a very unappealing way.  Not to mention that the rum I bought was very cheap and very bad.  So they didn’t taste all that great.

The Fruit Gums were even worse.  All the colour leeched from them and they looked disgusting.

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And they were worse than slimy.  The texture was so bad I couldn’t even finish one.  I had to spit it out.

So, like I said at the start of this post, I’m not entirely sure if this should count as a fail or not.  But I think I’m going to check it off, but add “retry vodka gummy bears” to the list.  And next time, I’ll use vodka and gummy bears.

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About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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One Response to Bucket List Bonanza – Vodka Gummy Bears

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