Before we go any further, I need to be clear: this is not a child-friendly recipe. Specifically, it should be prepared by those that are 21 years of age or older.
Sorry for the obvious stipulation, but when I originally saw this recipe on this blog, I noticed that an irate parent had commented that she didn’t think it was wise to be making vodka with a kid-friendly ingredient. I don’t mean to be rude, but sometimes common sense just doesn’t seem to come naturally to people.
So please parents, don’t give this vodka to your five year old, okay?
Good, glad we got that settled.
At any rate, this is a seriously fun recipe. It’s so easy to make that a child could do it, except that children should definitely not be allowed anywhere near this, got it? I have a definite feeling it’s going to start popping up more often in our apartment whenever I have friends over. For starters, this vodka is bright pink, which automatically moves it into the “super awesome” category. And yes, it tastes just like bubble gum – that same pink bubble gum that we all chewed as kids. I made a martini with some lemonade and it was a piece of childhood heaven.
Except it had vodka.
I love adulthood.
Bubble Gum Vodka
You have two options with this, you can either let the gum steep for at least 24 hours, or you can cut the pieces in half and it would only need to sit for 12 hours. The longer you can let it sit the better so the vodka really soaks up all that bubble gum flavor. For this recipe I used Double Bubble.
8 oz vodka
8 pieces bubble gum (do not use sugar-free)
Combine the vodka and gum in a container with a lid and allow to sit for 12 – 24 hours.
Bubble Gum Martini
Recipe inspired by Taylor Takes a Taste
1 oz bubble gum vodka
2 oz lemonade
Run a lemon slice over the rim of martini glass and then dip in sugar. In a martini shaker, combine the vodka and lemonade over ice and shake. Pour into martini glass and enjoy.