Home Bar Tips to Make Spirited Gummies
Can you imagine a candy with a twist of alcohol? A mix of your favourite childhood confectioneries with your favourite bar drinks. Let’s dive in to explore a twist of alcohol in gummies.
After reading this article, you will be able to make your own alcohol-infused candies in your home bar.
A Brief Guide To Crafting Alcohol-infused Gummies
1. Choose the right alcohol
Make sure to choose the right alcohol for making candies. We want a positive alcoholic twist in the candies, which can enhance the taste while giving you a delightful experience of alcohol. The type of alcohol that should be used has a great effect on the flavour and consistency of your candies.
Always go for high-proof spirits like vodka, rum or tequila, as they work best for infusing gummy candies. Ensure not to use carbonated or fizzy alcoholic bar drinks as they may interfere with the candy-making process.
2. Consider flavours
You can do flavour pairing with many things to make delicious candy. Choose flavours that go with selected bar drinks, almost complementing each other. Vodka goes well with berry or citrus fruits to make a fruity vodka cocktail, while rum works well with tropical fruits like pineapple or coconut. If your creativity kicks in, you can try unique flavours like tequila with lime and bourbon with caramel.
3. Finding the right gummy base
This is the most crucial step as it lays down the foundation for making alcohol-infused candies. You need to find the right gummy base. You can either make your gelatin mixture or you can use pre-made gelatin packets. You need to accommodate the alcohol with gelatin mixture, so strictly follow the instructions on the packet.
4. Don’t overdo the alcohol
You need to find the right balance of alcohol, as adding too much alcohol can disturb the process, preventing the gummies from setting properly and resulting in a mushy texture. Add one part of alcohol and three parts of the liquid mixture to make sure the gummies are set correctly while retaining the alcohol essence.
5. Incorporate acid for consistency
Sometimes candies become too soft or goey due to lack of acid. Prevent this by adding a small amount of citric acid or lemon juice to the mixture. The acidity will balance the sweetness and will help in achieving the desired gummy texture.
6. Use silicone moulds for easy removal
You can buy silicone moulds to remove gummies hassle-free. Silicone moulds are nonstick and flexible, allowing for easy removal of gummies once they have set. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, adding an extra layer of fun to the making process.
7. Chill and store correctly
Once the gummy mixture is poured into the mould, refrigerate it for at least 4 hours so that the texture and the gummies are set. Once ready, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Make sure to refrigerate them properly so that their freshness remains intact.
Now that you know how to make spirited gummies, try them on your own and make your favourite cocktails at home in your home bar. If you want to know more about how to make easy cocktails at your home bar, try The Bar now!