I was watching a news program about what all the kids are doing to get drunk these days. They are always coming up with new ideas to sneak it, or make it taste better. Although I think it is not very responsible for these teenage kids to do, it is genius. I am not a teenager, and well over the approved drinking age, so I took a note from the kids and decided to try out one of their newest ideas.
This is an easy and very rewarding treat. However, I did experience some do's and don'ts to this process. Apparently, gummies act like a sponge and just soak up the vodka. I just used regular vodka. I was nervous to try a flavored vodka because I thought it might interact with the gummie candy flavor and it might not taste very good. Now that I have tried it, I think it might be okay and I will try whipped cream vodka next time.
- Put your gummies in a glass dish
- Fill the dish with vodka so that they are submerged
- Cover with plastic wrap and put into the refrigerator
- Keep in the fridge for 12 hours up to 4 days. The longer you keep in the fridge, the more time the gummie has to soak up the vodka. If the gummies have soaked up all the vodka, you can add more until your desired size of your gummie. They can hold a lot!
After 12 hours you can see that it is not that much bigger than the regular gummie, but there was vodka in there and it tasted good, but I could taste some of the vodka. After 48 hours all the vodka was soaked up from the dish, and you can see how big my gummies got! These were really good and I could not taste the vodka at all. Meaning: These can be dangerous. I don't like vodka after too many times of it coming back up after drinking it, but these things were delicious and a huge hit!
What was not a hit were the swedish fish. I thought I would try them too because my husband loves swedish fish. These did not work out at all. I was surprised. It didn't soak up the vodka as much, it just made the texture really gross and slimy, and the center was hard as a rock. I spit mine out! So learn from me, these do not work!
So for your next party or just Saturday night, I recommend these treats! Such a fun and unique idea!