Happy New Year everyone! What better way to celebrate than with a new drink? This week’s sweet of the week is an adult take on a childhood classic. Growing up if your favorite bear wasn’t the white mystery flavor than you weren’t living. The Bitterman Tropical Polar Bear is a martini that envelops the white gummi bear flavor. An extra spin to the recipe, add gummi bears pre-soaked in your favorite vodka. Below are both recipes, hope you and your party enjoy these sweet treats!
Bitterman Tropical Polar Bear
1/2 oz. Raspberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. fresh lemon or sweet and sour mix
1 oz. Sprite
1 scoop of ice
Shake all ingredients but Sprite in a cocktail shaker. Pour into a martini glass, then add the oz. of Sprite.
Vodka Infused Gummi Bears (For our recipe only the white and green bears are used.)
Place gummi bears in a glass bowl.
Pour favorite vodka (raspberry for ours) in the bowl to the point the bears are drowning.
Let bears soak for three days in the fridge or merely a five hours on the counter top They should only be squishy not liquefied. They will be ready to serve.
A special touch we added was the combination of both elements. We threw a few extra gummi’s in the drink. Our second thought was a gummi bear skewer like they do with the olives. The gummi bears will be soft. It was easiest to poke a hole through them with a fork before attaching them to the cocktail straw. Finally for a decorative touch place the extra infused bears into mini cupcake liners to place near cocktails. Enjoy responsibly and bring the new year in in-style!