These gummy bears are a delicious boozy treat and so easy to make! Prep time is about 10 minutes and they can be ready to eat in under three hours. You’ve probably seen vodka soaked gummy bears, which of course are also easy to make. Literally just soaking a bowl of gummy bears with vodka. However, you have to soak them overnight, up to 24 hours, to really get the vodka in there.
Enter, the homemade boozy gummy bear! I came up with this idea when my son and I were making regular gummy bears one day using jello. Since I make jello shots often, I thought why not try it as a gummy?! What’s great about the homemade version is that you can come with so many flavor varieties and really customize it to your favorites!
I used raspberry flavored Jello for these shots and the flavor really pops! You can taste the vodka a little bit, but it’s not an overwhelming flavor. Basically you get the raspberry flavor, with a little bite of vodka at the end.
How to serve boozy gummy bears
I think a great way to serve these would be to add a handful into shot cups so everyone can grab a “shot” worth of gummy bears! This recipe is for about 50 bears so if you make it for a party you’ll need to make several batches. Each bear holds about 3ml in liquid form, so I’d estimate about 10-12 bears equal a one ounce shot. They are a bit tacky and stick together so keep that in mind when serving them. Keep the gummies in the fridge until ready to serve. They’ll stay good a few days if you cover them, after that they start to shrink down as they dry out.
After making the mixture use a dropper to carefully squirt it into the gummy bear molds. A lot of molds come with eye droppers to use but the ones I have did not. Instead I used a medicine syringe and it worked wonderfully.
These little guys pack a punch so beware! They are purely alcohol, no other liquid goes into making these. But they are so sweet it would be easy to eat a whole bunch without realizing it! Be sure to clearly keep them separate from other candy so your kids aren’t tempted.
Here’s how to make these delicious boozy gummy bears!
You can use any flavor jello that you like! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You can use any flavor jello that you like!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.