Vodka Gummy Bears Bring Together Our Favorite Vices
|All photos by Alexandra Leon|
Over the past week, these little guys marinated in a boozy pool in my fridge. Here's what I learned about mixing candy and alcohol.
On day one, I enthusiastically dropped the bears into the vodka. As I covered the glass in cling wrap, I caught a last whiff of liquor and sugar, and set out to wait those five long days.
When I checked them out on day three, there was a frightening, filmy residue floating in the vodka. This was normal, said e-how, but I started to reconsider the experiment.
Day five came around and I dug into what had become a pungent mass of gummy substance. The bears had grown to twice their size. After a moment of hesitation, I gulped down one of the loaded mutants.
I decided to take the vodka bears on an outing, and that's where I ran into trouble. While they seemed safe, sealed in an airtight container, the bears quickly melted into a syrupy mess.
Wondering how it tasted? Even better than the solid bears. It was a gooier, sweeter, adult version of Kool Aid. Even if every sip means you're ingesting about 20 gummy bears.
Ready for a bigger adventure? E-how says, "By using giant gummy bears, you can make it a whole different experience." Already preparing for next weekend.
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