Apparently the "new thing" in bars, replacing Jell-O shots.
I used the Big Bear size, which are about 3x the size of regular gummi bears. I saw some recipes that used gummi worms and gummi sharks, so anything gummi is supposed to work. And the only thing I read not to use was Swedish Fish, which are more wax based I guess and they just melt together.
How do they taste you ask? Well, depends on the color, some of them taste very medicine-ish to me, especially the red, but I've always been sensitive to the taste of food colorings so I'm probably not a good judge on that. Some just tasted like cheap popsicles, with a blast of vodka. The texture is still chewy, slightly slimy but not too much and just a little bit squishy. On the whole, pretty good, and just a fun treat, plus they're pretty, see above.
The "recipe" if you want to try it is to:
- Put the gummis in a bowl, I'd recommend glass or ceramic
- Mostly cover with vodka
- Cover with plastic wrap
- Refrigerate for 2 days or until the vodka gets absorbed completely.
- Don't eat too many at once.
- Hide from teenagers if at all possible (I told him I was keeping track of how many were left!).