Boozy Gummy Bears

This is an easy recipe for how to make Vodka Gummy Bears. They are super easy to make and are the perfect addition to any adult party. 

vodka gummy bears

Vodka Gummy Bears

Who doesn’t want to be the awesome person that shows up at the party with a big old container of Vodka Soaked Gummy Bears? This is hands down the sure-fire way to be the instant life of the party. It’s like a gummy bear shot, but in candy form!

Last time I made these, J thought it would be a great idea to make 5 pounds 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 cream flavored vodka.

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!

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Tips for how to make vodka gummy bears

  • Allison made sure to emphasize that you’ll want to make these in a glass bowl because plastic affects the texture of the gummy bears.
  • You’ll want to pour the vodka over the gummy bears until it just covers them.
  • Be 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).
  • I keep these in the refrigerator until I’m ready to serve.
  • I like to serve these with a little cup of toothpicks right next to the serving dish to keep things clean.

how to make vodka gummy bears

Frequently asked questions about making drunken gummy bears

  • Do gummy bears soaked in vodka get you drunk? If you eat too many in quick succession then yes, they will get your drunk. As with any alcoholic beverages and food items, moderation is advisable.
  • Should I keep vodka gummy bears in refrigerator? Yes, until serving.
  • Is there a way to avoid sliminess? Although I haven’t personally found them to be slimy (though they are slightly wet since you’re soaking them in liquid) One of our gracious readers, Teela, shared that using sugar-free gummy bears helps eliminate the goo- give it a shot!
  • How strong are vodka gummy bears? These tend to be pretty strong and pack quite the punch.
  • Can I make vodka gummy bears in plastic or metal? I wouldn’t advise it, specifically in plastic as it adversely affects the texture. I’ve never tried metal, so I can’t speak to that but if you try it, please comment and let me know how it goes.
  • How long do alcohol gummy bears last? They can last up to a week but are optimal 3 days after starting the soak.
  • Can you freeze them? You can put them in the freezer, but it’s not likely they’re fully freeze as they contain so much alcohol.
  • Can I use a different type of alcohol? You totally can. I bet champagne gummy bears would be delicious!

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Vodka Gummy Bears
Prep Time
5 mins
Soaking time
3 d
Total Time
5 mins
 

This is an easy recipe for how to make Vodka Gummy Bears. They are super easy 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.

Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vodka gummy bears
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Allison Stephens
Ingredients
  • Gummy bears
  • Whipped cream flavored vodka
Instructions
  1. Place the gummy bears in the glass bowl.

  2. Pour the vodka over the gummy bears so that it covers them.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for 3 days, stirring once or twice daily.

  4. Serve but be careful because these pack quite the punch!

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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.
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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33 Comments

  • Reply
    KC the Kitchen Chopper
    May 22, 2015 at 11:57 am These are so fun and "cute to boot". I'll be keeping these in my for the 4th! :) KC the Kitchen Chopper recently posted...Almond, Cinnamon, Nut ButterMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 10:03 pm Thank you- enjoy! :)
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        Elizabeth
        June 12, 2016 at 6:46 pm I made these but they turned into one solid mass . Any idea why , I thought maybe my gummy bears were too fresh and soft . We cut them into squares and they tasted fine just not as cute as the Bears .
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          Jessy
          June 13, 2016 at 8:50 am Hi Elizabeth- I'm sorry to hear that! How odd, ours didn't start turning into one big mass for about a week later (we were actually using toothpicks to eat them with no issues). What kind of gummy bears did you use? Maybe certain brands react differently to the booze? Ours were from our bulk food's section at Wegman's, the ones with a wider variety of flavors. Also, what vessel did you store them in? Could it be a possible reaction to the container material? I'm sorry I don't have a better answer for you.
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    Erlene
    May 22, 2015 at 1:10 pm I've seen these before and have always wanted to try making them. Maybe this weekend will be the time. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Erlene recently posted...Part 4 – 25 Amazing Seafood Dinner SaladsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 10:03 pm Thank you- I hope you enjoy!
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    Stephanie
    May 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm Wow! Sounds like an easy item that will be the hit of any adult party! Stephanie recently posted...Little man’s fruit smoothieMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm It was super easy! :)
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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    May 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm I've never heard of boozy gummy bears, what a fun party idea! Joy @ Joy Love Food recently posted...Strawberry Shortcake SconesMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm Thanks- they were tasty and fun :)
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    Nicky @ Little Family Adventure
    May 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm I'd love to the the person who brings boozy gummies to a party. I hope your friend will love Austin. It's a great town. Nicky @ Little Family Adventure recently posted...How Far Would You Drive? Survey Says…..My Profile
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 10:01 pm I think they're really excited and I'm glad they'll be living in a place that I've always wanted to visit :)
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    Betsy @ Desserts Required
    May 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm I'm so confused....what was the problem with a ton of Boozy Gummy Bears in the fridge all week?!? I think these sound fabulous.
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm Haha it's an excellent problem to have, but I'll never get any work done during the day if I enjoy them all week!
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    Diane
    May 23, 2015 at 2:01 am This is a first for me. The idea of gummies and Vodka....never thought of that. They look like little jewels! Great Party idea! Diane recently posted...Festive Cherry Almond CupcakesMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 24, 2015 at 9:58 pm Thank you- they were delicious little jewels!
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    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    May 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm I'd love to have that problem! what a fun party favor!! Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily recently posted...Honey Dijon Avocado Dressing #RecipeReduxMy Profile
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      Jessy
      May 27, 2015 at 9:28 am Thanks- they were pretty tasty!
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    Jenn @ Organized Home Organized School
    June 12, 2015 at 4:21 am I am so trying these! What a unique idea.....or maybe I'm just late finding out about them. How did you keep the kids out of the candy? ;-) Jenn @ Organized Home Organized School recently posted...Summer Organization And Decluttering Projects: Organizing Children’s Art SuppliesMy Profile
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      Jessy
      June 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm Thank you- they're delicious but dangerous :) Luckily, all of the kids in attendance can't even walk yet. I still haven't thought about how to keep them away in the future...
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    Tamara
    October 6, 2016 at 8:57 am Do you lay these out on a single layer?
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      Jessy
      October 6, 2016 at 10:21 am Hi Tamara- I haven't found it necessary to keep them in a single layer. The first time we made these, we had so many gummy bears that it would have required a TON of vessels to have one single layer (my husband got a little excited and bought a 5 lb. bag). I hope that helps!
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    Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen
    July 1, 2017 at 9:50 am These are such a great idea! Can't wait to try them!
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      Jessy
      July 2, 2017 at 11:26 am Thank you :) Enjoy!
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    Jerome
    July 2, 2017 at 9:26 am Made these yesterday and they turned into a huge mono colored glass dish of goo. You could still see the gummy bears but, they were ins a heavy gello like syrup. I got them out of the bulk bin at Cub Foods. Don't know if the gelatin or sugars were breaking down. It was so bad I couldn't even strain them out. They were in a layer of about three deep so I'm going to try them again with a single layer.
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      Jessy
      July 2, 2017 at 11:22 am Bummer! I'm sorry to hear that this happened. It sounds like you used a glass dish so that's probably not it. I've only done it with the gummy bears that have a ton of flavors as opposed to the usual gummy bears. I don't know if that would affect it. Let me know how it goes with the single layer.
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      Jessy
      July 2, 2017 at 11:25 am Also, did you stir them periodically? That helps too.
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    Teela
    August 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm The goo comes from the sugar... Always use sugar free bears :)
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      Jessy
      August 4, 2017 at 11:30 am Interesting, I never would have guessed but it makes sense! I'll add a note to the recipe- thanks for the info, Teela :)
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    Allison
    September 1, 2017 at 4:26 pm Do they need to be refrigerated?
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    Katie A
    September 3, 2018 at 7:57 am What brand of gummy bears did you use?
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