If you haven’t been able to tell, my blog posts have been few and far between as of late, so I’ve decided to resort to desperate measures. For those of you who know me personally, you know that I am a certified mixologist (whatever the hell that means) a.k.a a bartender. I have decided that in my time of need for material to place on this site that I will post some cocktail recipes every now and again just to stir the pot–spruce things up and make sure that everybody (21+) in the club is gettin’ tipsy every now and then–in moderation please drink responsibly yada yada ding dong.
So with that lackluster introduction, I bring you drink numero one…
DRINK #1: The Gummy Bear Martini
This one is for all ya’ll kids out there…and by kids I obviously mean those of you who are 21+ with a mighty sweet tooth and hate the taste of alcohol.
What do you need?
Citrus vodka (Absolut Citron works)
Cranberry juice (the good stuff with all the sugar, not the straight up stuff that cures UTIs)
Gummy Bears (they’re so cute)
Now, I’m not good at measurements, so this recipe is for only one drink. If you plan on making a big ol’ batch, just convert some numbers and, well, I’ll leave that up to you!
Take your shaker and plop some ice in there. Pour in 1oz of citrus vodka and 1oz of the peach schnapps. Pour in just a dash of cranberry juice, close the shaker and shake, shake, shake. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a few friendly, yet soon to be very drunk, gummy bears.
And there you have it! The Gummy Bear Martini. Soon to be a favorite! Trust me, just try it.
If you’re a big fan of gummy bears and alcohol, there’s still more you can do! Simply take a big ol’ batch of your favorite brand of bears, throw ’em in a bowl and douse them with enough rum to rise just below the surface of the bears. Stick the bowl in the fridge and let it sit overnight and BAM–“rummy bears.” Those suckers get mighty big overnight–I’m talking Honey I Shrunk Your Kids big…so obviously the bears would be playing the parents. Anyways, strain the bears of any excess rum, place them into a new bowl, or the old one if you’re into that save the planet stuff, and enjoy! No need to get fancy, hands will do, but sometimes toothpicks are fun…just don’t hurt the bears.
I wonder if gummy bears are mean drunks?