Gummy Bears for Adults! (Contains Alcohol)
Alcoholic gummy bears for adults! How awesome is that? Not only do you get to eat gummy bears, but you have your favourite tipple in it as well! My Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Gummy Bears were an instant hit with the family and after getting some feedback from my awesome readers, it seems they have enjoyed it very much as well! So today, I am going to share with you my experience of making not one but THREE alcoholic gummy bears! That’s red wine, white wine and rosé. Actually, I lie, I made four different kinds of gummies, one being japanese plum wine, but they were so yummy, I ate them all before I could take any photos! However, the recipe I’m sharing with you has the same amount of liquid regardless of what wine you’re using. The only end difference is the different colour the gummies are, which in actual fact the plum wine and white wine looked almost identical!
Ok, enough rambling, heres the recipe!
- 1 cup alcohol (red/white/champagne/vodka/rosé)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons plain gelatine
- Pour the alcohol into a small saucepan with the sugar and gelatine, leave this for a few minutes, once the gelatine is completely absorbed, whisk to combine.
- Put the saucepan over low-medium heat and let it warm through (do not boil). Wait until the gelatine completely dissolves. You will know its ready when your liquid looks smooth and the texture is slightly syrupy. Continue to stir the mixture every now and then so that you don’t burn the alcohol content.
- Pour into moulds or silicon pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Remove from moulds. If you use a pan, you can cut up the gummy into smaller pieces.
- Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. They will keep for 2-3 weeks.
I didn’t use expensive wines, you don’t need to! Any old wine will do! I chose ones that I knew were sweet, refreshing and fruity. So knock yourself out and find your perfect match!
Red: Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo for its rich, intense aroma of ripe fruits such as cherry and strawberry and a hint of oak and sweet spices. 13.5% alcohol
White: Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie for its delicate flavours of pear and citrus fruit. 11.5% alcohol
Rosé: Gallo Vineyards White Grenache Rosé. This grape is the force behind many of southern France’s most delicious reds – including Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It has lovely red berry flavours such as strawberry, raspberry and red cherries, very refreshing. 10% alcohol
You can use any type of alcohol that you like, the only difference might be that some alcohols will have a thicker consistency or sweeter taste, therefore you may want to alter the amount of sugar used.
- Do not heat up the mixture until the gelatine is absorbed and whisked with the juice, as this may cook your gelatine too quickly and you’ll end up with lumps. If you do, then you’ll have to wait for your mixture to cool down a bit for the lumps to separate and float to the top (about 10 minutes). Once this happens, you can scrape this from the top.
- You can use gelatine leaves, but powder is easier to measure accurately.
- For vegetarians, you can use Vege-Gel from Dr.Oetker or agar-agar powder.
Don’t they look so adorable? And so yummy too! S said that he can actually smell the alcohol content from the gummies, admittedly the Rioja was much stronger in taste but I still think they weren’t as strong as drinking the wine straight from the glass/bottle (obviously the sugar helped! As Mary Poppin sang “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, in this case, the wine). If you tried making my Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Gummy Bears, be sure to keep those and these separate, you wouldn’t want little hands reaching for the wrong container!
But the best thing of all? You won’t stain your clothes/carpet with a little spillage! Heck you don’t even need a mop or tissue! I am guilty of picking the gummy off the floor and popping it straight into my mouth! 😛
Until next time…
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