This is an easy recipe for how to make Boozy Gummy Bears. They are super simple to make and are the perfect addition to any adult party. These are made with Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka, but you can use any alcohol that you’d like.
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When I was a kid, I always looked forward to the forth of July. Every year, a distant cousin of my father’s would host a huge family picnic. I’m talking well over 100 people (what can I say, we Italian’s multiply like rabbits!).
This particular cousin owned a huge and absolutely gorgeous property, complete with some really well-kept acreage (plenty of space to play baseball and kickball). They had a beautiful in ground pool with a water slide and diving board and a pool house where the booze was kept for the adults.
In addition to that gorgeous yard, they had a wooded area with a pretty sweet rope swing that we kids absolutely adored. There was a bridge over a small creek that took you back to a path and a little house they had back there. It wasn’t really a house of course, but it was a pantry and this is where all the desserts were stored. As kids we would sneak into that pantry and steal cookies and swipe cake frosting with our fingers!
As kids, my sister and I really looked forward to the family picnic because not only were there a ton of super fun things for kids to do there (and so much incredible food!) but it was an opportunity for us to play with all 8 billion of our cousins!
Over the years as we got older, they stopped throwing the picnic for whatever reason. I think as the kids got older everyone started just going their own way. And I’m also pretty sure they eventually sold the house and property.
So when my mom mentioned that a different cousin of my dad’s decided to host a family picnic this year, I was totally excited. These ended long before J came into the picture and even though it’s not going to be at the same place that the previous picnics were held, I cant wait for my girls to get to hang with their cousins and get a taste of all the holiday fun that I enjoyed as a kid!
So I decided to revamp this post since we’re approaching a holiday weekend. Because really, who doesn’t want to be the awesome person that shows up at the adult BBQ with a big old container of Boozy Gummy Bears?
Last time I made these, J thought it would be a great idea to make 5 lbs. worth! Silly J. While in some ways it was a good idea because they were delicious and dangerously addictive, we then had a container of left over Boozy Gummy Bears in our fridge and during the week I’m just not about that life.
I’ve always referred to these as Rummy Bears because I’ve only ever enjoyed them with rum. But a while back at a girls night, my friend Allison made them with Whipped Vodka by Pinnacle which is whipped cream flavored vodka, if you haven’t already figured that out.
Since I’m not a huge rum fan, you can imagine my joy when I tasted these with vodka. I had initially been worried that they would be too sweet, but the whipped cream flavor went perfectly with the gummy bears.
Allison made sure to emphasize that you’ll want to make these in a glass bowl because plastic effects the texture of the gummy bears. Also, make sure you give yourself a few days before your party as these are optimal 3 days after you pour in the vodka (stir it once or twice a day).
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This is an easy recipe for how to make Boozy Gummy Bears. They are super simple to make and are the perfect addition to any adult party. These are made with Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka, but you can use any alcohol that you'd like.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
Yields 12 Servings
- Whipped Vodka by Pinnacle
- In a glass container spread out your gummy bears.
- Place the gummy bears into your glass bowl.
- Pour the vodka over the gummy bears so that it covers them.
- Cover and refrigerate for 3 days, stirring once or twice daily.
- Enjoy but be careful because these pack quite the punch!
Make sure to use a glass bowl, as plastic adversely effects the texture. These are optimal after soaking for 3 days. One of our gracious readers, Teela, shared that using sugar-free gummy bears helps eliminate the goo- give it a shot!
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