Our friend, Debbie, makes these whenever she has a party and they are always a huge hit. They are easy to make and deceptively innocent. What could be a better party treat? I made these for a Super Bowl party and they went faster than I had anticipated! You can use any type of vodka for this, but remember you will be consuming the alcohol so you might want to spring for something with a little bit of quality.
Step 1: Fill glass mason jars or a glass bowl with gummy candies. I used gummy bears, gummy cherries, and gummy raspberries.
Step 2: Pour vodka into the jars so it covers the gummy candies and place the lid on the jar. If you are using a glass bowl, cover it with plastic wrap making sure the plastic wrap does not touch the vodka, and place jars in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 days. The longer they soak, the stronger they will be!
According to some sources on the internet, plastic and vodka don’t mix. Apparently, the vodka breaks down the plastic causing it to be harmful when ingested. I keep finding conflicting information about this, and I am pretty certain I have seen vodka sold in plastic bottles. Just to be on the safe side, I am going to advise you to not let the plastic wrap touch the vodka.
Step 3: Occasionally, you will want to turn the jars and let them stand upside down for a few hours. This will promote even absorption. The gummy candies will swell pretty significantly so leave a little more headspace in the jars than I did.
Step 4: When you are ready to serve you vodka-infused candies, give them a quick rinse under cold water and divide into small cups. I found 3-ounce cups (100 count) at Walmart for $1.29.