Vodka Gummy Bears

I recently went to see my dear friends, Rhonda & Lindsey, play in a softball tournament with the Son’s of Pitches. It was seriously the most entertaining softball tournament I’ve ever been to in my life. While I was there, I got to try Vodka Gummy Bears for the very first time. It will probably come as no surprise to you…I loved them. So…before I ate too many, I begged for the recipe.


  • 1 pound of Haribo Gummy Bears (do not substite with off-brand)
  • Bottle of Vodka (I used a 750 ML bottle of Grey Goose Vodka)
  • 12 oz can of Minute Maid Premium Fruit Punch (defrosted)


  1. Making Vodka Gummy Bears takes patience, like 5-7 days worth of patience.
  2. Put Gummy Bears in a large glass bowl (the largest bowl if you have a set of 3 nesting bowls).
  3. Pour Vodka over the Gummy Bears until they are completely submerged.
  4. Put plastic wrap over the top of the bowl and put the bowl in the refrigerator.
  5. Stir Gummy Bears a couple of times a day for 3-5 days. (First day, they were quite challenging to stir. I had to wash my hands and “stir”/separate with my hands. I kept adding vodka to keep them submerged.)
  6. When Gummy Bears are nice and plump, drain vodka off. (note: liquid will be gummy bear color and thick with sugar. you can drink it if you dare.)
  7. Add the 12 oz can of defrosted fruit punch and 1 1/2 cans of water to the bowl.
  8. Stir Gummy Bears a couple of times a day for another 2 days (or so).
  9. Taste test a Gummy Bear to see if they have achieved maximum plumpness and are soft in the center.
  10. Drain off excess liquid and put Gummy Bears in shot glasses. (I used plastic shot glasses. And since I made so many, I put the filled shot glasses in a large rectangular tupperware container.)

Important! Keep Vodka Gummy Bears cool. They dissolve if they get warm.

Who knew candy could be this much fun!


  1. Just when I was starting to get the jello shots thing down to a perfect science, along comes vodka gummy bears! Well, it is just a dang shame that it is too late to get them done by the weekend… anyway, I’m particularly looking forward to step number 10 “Drain Off Excess Liquid”, where most of it will accidentally get into my mouth. Thanks for the recipe!

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