After our wildly successful Drunk Gummy Bears post, I’ve been looking for a way to combine my favorite alcoholic beverage with some colorful gummy candy. What is that beverage? A classic margarita, of course! Just imagine it. A fruity gummy bear packed with a fruity, sour tequila punch. They didn’t turn out quite as planned but these jiggly, pink squares are even better!
I stumbled onto this science magic after some trial and error. I made up a large pitcher of margaritas, mixed in a bunch of gummy bears and let it sit. After a few days, the gummy bears lost their color and quadrupled in size. Quite different from their interaction with vodka. But the liquid still tasted yummy so I didn’t give up! I ran the mix through a blender, creating a gelatinous slush and spread it in a pan. The next morning… Jello-reminiscent pink squares of gummy bear margaritas. Amazing!
Gummy Bear Margarita Jigglers
750 mL tequila
175 mL triple sec
175 mL lime juice
175 mL lemon juice
20 ounces gummy bears
Mix together tequila, triple sec, lime and lemon juice.
Pour over gummy bears in a large container.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap and allow to soak in fridge for 5 days.
After soaking time, run the mixture through a blender until smooth.
Line a 9x 13” baking dish with a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of parchment paper.
Strain mixture through a fine wire sieve and pour into prepared dish.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to set up overnight in the fridge.
Cut into pieces and serve.
Store leftovers in fridge.