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Gummy Bear Sangria?! by Julia Walck

Caught myself daydreaming about this gummy bear sangria right now. I made this a while ago, and have a hankering to do it again real soon!

This recipe is from My Name is Yeh and was too yummy not to share! Here's a recap below. 

Gummy Bear Sangria

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups gummy bears

1 1/2 cups vodka (or go crazy, I don't judge)

1 bottle white wine

1 cups apple juice

1/2 cup to 1 cup fizzy water

2 large apples, sliced

1 lime, sliced, plus more for garnish

Instructions:

Grab a jar and pour in the bears. Save a couple to make cute little skewers when serving. Cover the gummy bears in vodka, cover the container and soak ‘em at room temp. overnight. (Or at least 8 hours)

Pour your vodka into another jar, and separate the gummy bears. (I saved my gummy-bear-soaked vodka, and it turned to jello. Jello! Gummy bear flavored JELLO. I could literally turn the mason jar upside down and the vodka wouldn't even budge).

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add ice or chill before serving. Top it off with some lime slices and gummy bear skewers! 

PS: These lil' glasses that are pictured, I got the set of 8 at a garage sale for $5. And that "Cheers" pitcher? Goodwill for $5! Thrifting for the win. 

Bottoms Up! by Julia Walck

Let me just say that craft cocktails are my favorite kind of cocktails. I don't mean to sound pretentious, but I like when there's effort put in to something, where you can push the boundaries and experiment. I have a book called Craft Cocktails that gives recipes and alongside them shows beautifully styled photos of drinks. While flipping through it the other day I had a strong urge to draw some... and then drink some.

Gin and Tonic

The Tiffany & Co. Cocktail

The Standard

In case any of these look appealing to you, here are some recipes below. Enjoy! 

  1. Gin and Tonic
     
    1. 1/16 tsp. raw quinine powder
    2. 1 oz. fresh lime juice
    3. 1 1/2 oz. cane sugar simple syrup
    4. 1 1/2 oz. Tanqueray No. Ten gin
    5. 1/2 oz. sparkling water
       
  2. The Tiffany & Co. Cocktail
     
    1. 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
    2. 1/2 oz. cane-sugar simple syrup
    3. 1/2 oz. Grey Goose pear vodka
    4. 4 oz. Ruffino Moscato D'asti
    5. 1/4 to 1/2 oz. Alize Bleu Cognac-Vodka Liqueur
       
  3. The Standard
     
    1. 4 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6
    2. 1 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
    3. 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
    4. 3/4 oz. yellow chartreuse
    5. 1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin