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Bubblegum Vodka

Y’all ready to get FUNKY?!

I understand if you say no. I don’t know how I feel about someone asking me if I’d like to get funky.

But if it dealt with bubblegum vodka, then I wouldn’t mind what enticing term they’d use–I’d be all over that ‘ish like white on rice!

I know this isn’t my usual cupcake or ooey gooey bar, but that’s why I like it. It’s different. Experimental. Interesting. I bet you’ve never made your own vodka, have you?

(if you have, just refrain from saying anything and let’s move on, mmkay? You’re obviously cooler than me and we don’t need to bring that up and crush any egos, alright? Cool.)

Technically I didn’t ferment any potatoes or anything fancy to make this. Hell, I can’t even bake a potato, much less ferment one for weeks in some technological harvesting system to make my own vodka.

By “make”, I simply mean I jazzed it up a bit using my favorite flavor in the whole wide world: bubblegum. If that’s a shocker to you, you must be new here. So hello, I’m Hayley, and I am downright addicted to bubblegum.

So much that I threw some in ice cream, cookies, cupcakes… and now, vodka.

It’s actually REALLY easy. All you need is vodka, some bubble gum, and patience. Unfortunately, I lack the latter so in the meantime, I drank my sorrows away with liquor far less cool than bubblegum vodka until it was ready for my excited and thirsty face.

First, unwrap some of your favorite, juicy pink bubblegum. Make sure you get the forrealz bubblegum and not the candy-coated bubblegum. The wrapped Dubble Bubbles are perfect.

Know what else I love? Zombie nails. Thanks, I did them myself.

Drop all these puurty pink gums into an airtight container with a fitting lid:

…then get this bubblegum DRUUUUUNNKKKKKKK.

You want to fill the container so that it covers the bubblegum.

Seal ‘em up with the lid all nice and tight, and let these take a vodka bath for a week at the least–the longer they sit, the more intense the flavor.

After it’s all said and done, here’s what you’ll be drooling over:

Look at it, all pretty in pink!

Strain that puppy through a funnel into a mini bottle, label removed. Seal it up tight, tie on a ribbon, and gift to your friends, family, and anyone else you think deserves to taste something freakingamazing.

Glorious, glorious vodka!

Well don’t just stare at it. MAKE something!

Folks, let me introduce you to Bubbletini. She’s really cool, sweet, and you definitely want to meet her.

Whoa, now. It’s almost my cocktail time!

Bubblegum Vodka *inspired by Fashionably Bombed 

1 mini bottle vodka, any brand
About 4-5 pieces Dubble Bubble, unwrapped

1. In an airtight container with a fitting lid, drop in bubblegum pieces.
2. Pour the vodka over the top of the bubblegum, just enough to cover it. Attach the lid tightly and allow the vodka to ferment in a dark, cool place about a week at the least, up to three weeks. The longer it sits, the more intense the flavor.
3. Strain and funnel the vodka back into the mini bottle. Screw on the lid, tie a ribbon around it, and voila! All done. Cocktail time.

Bubbletini

About 2 ounces homemade bubblegum vodka
About 2 ounces lemonade
Ice
Splash of club soda or tonic water
Splash of grenadine (for color)
Pink sprinkles
Two pieces Dubble Bubble, unwrapped
Pink sprinkles

1. Rim your martini glass in pink sprinkles–it’s the hot thing to do.
2. In a cocktail shaker, bring together the bubblegum vodka, lemonade and ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the sprinkle-rimmed martini glass. Add the splash of club soda and grenadine.
3. Using two toothpicks, spear together two unwrapped pieces of gum and deposit it into the drink as a garnish.
4. Sippy-sippy.

 

Juuuuust so you know, two of these in the dead afternoon make house cleaning REALLY easy. And fun! Blasting Spice Girls is totally optional.

Have a wonderful day!!

xo, Hayley

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Comments

  1. I love, love, love this idea! I seriously would have never in a million years thought to flavor liquor like this. It’s so simple, yet super creative and I love that. Not only does it sound like it will taste good but it’s super pretty. I can’t wait to make this for myself and give it as a gift! Also, the bubbletini sounds de-lisssh. =)
    Kara

  2. I can make my own flavored vodka instead of just buying it? Nice! Love it!

  3. So. Awesome. You rock, you know that? This is…cool. We totally need to have martinis together sometime. Some Friday night I’ll lock Mel in his office and we can get smashed on vodka.

    Oh, and the nails are SO cool.

  4. That’s an awesome idea! Love it!!!

  5. this sounds so good. it would make a good bachelorette party drink/ goodie bag.
    i love ur blog by the way.

  6. I’ve had myself many bubbletinis, and let me tell you…they’re fabulous!!! The Aloft hotel near Greenbay makes them in a huge glass tank right on the bar. Delicious!!

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