The gummy bear martini is a popular vodka cocktail that is a joy to share with friends. With its whimsical candy garnish and yummy taste, it's a great excuse to act like a kid again while drinking like an adult.
This simple recipe creates a delicious fruity blend with raspberry vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice. It is just sweet enough to forget that there's alcohol in it, and it's easy to have one too many.
While designed as a martini, this recipe can be used to make gummy bear shots: shake it up and strain into three or four shot glasses. Gummy bear candies come in many flavors and, in the spirit of this cocktail's inspiration, have fun mixing up flavors to create your own version. Just don't forget the gummy bear garnish—that's the most important part!
- 1 1/2 ounces raspberry vodka
- 1 ounce peach schnapps
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- Garnish: gummy bears
Gather the ingredients.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the raspberry vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice.
Garnish with a skewer of gummy bears. Serve and enjoy.
- You can infuse your own vodka with raspberries. It should take about one week and is a great way to use the fruits when they are in season. Alternatively, there are plenty of brands that make excellent raspberry vodka.
- Serving this martini in a chilled glass makes it just a little bit better. There's no need to pre-chill it if you don't have space in the freezer. Instead, simply place a few ice cubes in the glass while you're mixing, then discard them prior to straining.
- Make a white gummy bear martini by shaking 1 ounce each of raspberry vodka, peach schnapps, and sour mix. Strain into a cocktail glass, add a splash of lemon-lime soda and garnish with gummy bears.
- Switch to peach vodka and raspberry liqueur.
- You can also opt for citrus, pineapple, or pear vodkas, or go with liqueurs of those flavors.
- Muddle a little fresh watermelon or a few berries into the shaker.
- Swap the cranberry juice for apple juice or, for a green cocktail, pour a melon liqueur instead.
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How to Make Vodka Gummy Bears
Vodka-soaked gummy bears are a boozy treat, and they're fun to make while you have gummies around. Place the gummies in a bowl and add enough vodka to cover, then let them rest overnight and soak up the alcohol; no need to cover or refrigerate. The gummies will grow in size and get a bit slimy, so they're not the best-looking garnish. Instead, use a skewer or spoon to eat. This works with worms and other gummies and flavored vodka, rum, or tequila. Just make sure to keep them away from kids.