Gummy Bears
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Gummy Bears
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The Gummy Bears cocktail is a whimsical and fun concoction that marries the familiar flavors of cola with the fruity punch of WKD blue, a brightly colored alcoholic beverage popular ... more The Gummy Bears cocktail is a whimsical and fun concoction that marries the familiar flavors of cola with the fruity punch of WKD blue, a brightly colored alcoholic beverage popular in the UK. Served in a pint glass, this playful drink takes its name from the beloved candy, hinting at a sweet, nostalgic taste that's reminiscent of the gummy treats. The blue hue of the WKD combined with the dark tones of the cola creates a visually interesting beverage. Overall, the Gummy Bears cocktail boasts a simplistic approach to mixing, requiring no complex techniques, and appealing to those with a palate for sweet, fizzy drinks that hark back to the flavors of childhood while still offering a touch of alcohol.
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Cola
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2% | 1.1 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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275ml 9.3oz 27.5cl
275ml 9.3oz 27.5cl

Method
How to make a Gummy Bears

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour half a pint of coke into a pint glass then pour in a bottle of WKD Blue
Stir well and serve

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Gummy Bears compare to standard cocktails?

The alcohol content of Gummy Bears is quite low at 2%, which is significantly lower than most standard cocktails. Standard cocktails typically have an alcohol content ranging from 10% to 25%, depending on the type and preparation. Gummy Bears is more akin to a light, slightly alcoholic beverage rather than a strong cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Gummy Bears cocktail?

The best way to serve a Gummy Bears cocktail is cold, directly in a pint glass as specified. Since the drink is stirred and not shaken, it should be served immediately after stirring to ensure it retains its carbonation and refreshing qualities. Adding ice is optional but can enhance its coldness.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I customize the Gummy Bears cocktail for a stronger taste?

Yes, you can customize the Gummy Bears cocktail for a stronger taste by adding a shot of a clear spirit, such as vodka or white rum. This will increase the alcohol content and intensify the flavor. Be sure to adjust the proportions of cola and WKD blue accordingly to maintain balance in the taste.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Gummy Bears cocktail best suited for?

Given its low alcohol content and sweet, easy-to-drink nature, the Gummy Bears cocktail is best suited for casual gatherings, summer parties, or as a fun beverage option at events where guests might prefer lighter alcoholic options. It's a good choice for those who enjoy sweet, fruity flavors without the high alcohol content of typical cocktails.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for WKD blue in the Gummy Bears cocktail?

For a non-alcoholic version of the Gummy Bears, you can substitute WKD blue with a non-alcoholic fruit-flavored blue soda or blue sports drink. While this will alter the taste slightly, it will retain the colorful appearance and fruity flavor profile, making it suitable for all ages and those avoiding alcohol.

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