Why wait for summer to enjoy these boozy little numbers? Alcohol, gummy bears and ice blocks are good for any time of year!
Noticed how the weather’s got a lot more effing freezing since that awful cold snap we suffered through recently? Well, we reckon it’s time to celebrate the journey to spring (embrace our optimism) with these vodka and gummy bear popsicles. Make ’em tonight and they’ll be ready for the weekend.
A 500ml bottle of Sprite (or two if you wanna make a party batch)
And your tools:
Ice Block Moulds
Popsicle Sticks (optional)
1. Separate translucent Haribo from milky Haribo. Proceed to eat the milky Haribo (you don’t need those ones) and put gummy bears, cola bottles and rings in a bowl.
2. Douse the Haribo in vodka, enough so they’re all covered. These need to be left for few hours so the vodka can be absorbed into the sweets. Cover the bowl and leave. Might as well pour your yourself a sneaky drink at this point seeing as the vodka’s out, and get on with something else.
3. A few hours later and the Haribo should be looking a little more plump. Drain off the remaining vodka using a sieve (failing that, your hand).
4. Fill up each mould with Sprite, leaving a little space to accommodate the Haribo.
5. Drop a few of the spiked Haribo into each lolly mould. Though it’s tempting to make each lolly full of Haribo, try and restrain because the vodka jellies don’t freeze completely so your lolly will be mushy and will never make it out of the mould.
6. Put the base on each lolly and put them in the freezer. Lolly moulds always come with their own base but for more aesthetically pleasing results, use wooden lolly sticks, poking them firmly in place and then in the freezer.
7. Leave lollies in the freezer overnight. Don’t try pulling them out before then, they won’t be frozen and the lolly stick will come out without the lolly. Trust us… Once completely frozen, run the moulds under warm water briefly and the lollies will glide straight out. Time to enjoy!