Gummy Bear Margarita

Gummy Bear Margarita Cocktail Recipe

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Infusion: 120 hrs
Total: 120 hrs 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
327 Calories
0g Fat
53g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 327
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The gummy bear margarita is a lot of fun and a great way to act like a kid while enjoying an adult beverage. Recreating the flavor of favorite childhood candies happens quite often in the cocktail world. This fruity margarita does that by adding Watermelon Pucker to the recipe then builds up the fruity flavor with cranberry juice and grenadine.

The recipe features a tequila infusion of kiwi and raspberry. It's a simple project and unique flavor that takes just about a week to make. If you don't want to wait, this margarita is just as delicious with your favorite blanco tequila.

The fun part about a cocktail inspired by these tiny candies is that there really are no rules or perfect ratios needed to replicate the inspiration. Gummy bears come in a variety of flavors and colors, so let your creative juices flow and mix up your own personal gummy bear margarita.

Don't forget the gummy bear garnish, though! The candy is half the fun.


For the Raspberry-Kiwi Tequila:

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle blanco tequila

  • 1 cup raspberries, rinsed

  • 1/3 cup peeled and sliced kiwi

For the Cocktail:

  • Granulated sugar, for rimming

  • Gummy bears, for garnish

  • 1 1/2 ounces raspberry-kiwi tequila, or blanco tequila

  • 1 ounce watermelon liqueur

  • 1/2 ounce triple sec

  • 1 ounce sour mix

  • 1 ounce cranberry juice

  • 1 dash grenadine

Steps to Make It

Make the Raspberry-Kiwi Tequila

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In an infusion jar, add the raspberries and kiwi. Fill with tequila.

  3. Seal the jar, shake well, and store in a cool, dark place for 5 days, shaking daily.

  4. Test the infusion to see how the flavor is developing. Infuse longer if needed, tasting it daily until it reaches your desired intensity.

  5. Strain out the fruits and bottle the flavored tequila. Store like any other liquor.


  • Use a wide-mouthed jar for the infusion to make adding and removing the fruit easier.
  • Mason jars are a good choice that can be reused. A 32-ounce (1-quart) jar is the minimum size for a full bottle of tequila and the fruits.
  • Because of the kiwi's tiny seeds and small raspberry pieces, you may need to strain this infusion through a fine-mesh strainer. You can also strain it a few times or use cheesecloth to remove all the fruity bits.

Make the Gummy Bear Margarita

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rim a chilled margarita glass with sugar, fill with ice and gummy bears.

  3. In a cocktail shaker, pour the tequila, watermelon liqueur, triple sec, sour mix, cranberry juice, and grenadine. Fill with ice.

  4. Shake well.

  5. Strain into the prepared glass.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Variation

  • This margarita can be served up without ice or blended with 1 cup of ice.
  • If you choose to use the non-flavored tequila option, consider bringing back the kiwi and raspberry flavors with additional ingredients. For instance, you can use a raspberry liqueur or syrup in place of the grenadine or split it with the cranberry juice. To add kiwi, muddle a few slices of the fruit with the sour mix before shaking everything together.
  • As an alternative to Watermelon Pucker, try another melon-flavored liqueur. Midori is a great choice and there are similar options from brands like Bols.

How Strong Is a Gummy Bear Margarita?

This margarita is lighter than many recipes and just slightly stronger than a glass of wine. On average, its alcohol content should fall around 16 percent ABV (32 proof).