Blue Gummy Bear Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blue Gummy Bear cocktail is a relatively new addition to the cocktail world. It's a playful, fun drink that's perfect for those who enjoy sweet, fruity flavors. The cocktail is named after the popular candy, the gummy bear, and aims to replicate its sweet, fruity flavor in liquid form. It's a hit at parties and is especially popular among younger adults.

How Blue Gummy Bear Tastes?

The Blue Gummy Bear cocktail is a sweet, fruity delight. It has a strong blue raspberry flavor, with a hint of sourness from the lemon-lime soda. The vodka gives it a slight kick, but the overall taste is smooth and refreshing.

Interesting facts about Blue Gummy Bear

  • The Blue Gummy Bear cocktail is named after the popular candy, the gummy bear.
  • Despite its sweet, fruity flavor, it contains a fair amount of alcohol, making it a 'sneaky' strong drink.
  • The blue color of the cocktail comes from the blue raspberry flavored vodka and the blue curaçao.


  • Blue raspberry vodka: 1.5 oz(45ml)
  • Blue curaçao: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Lemon lime soda: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Gummy bears: for garnish

A few good options for Blue Gummy Bear are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Blue Raspberry Vodka

It's the blue-ming base of this drink, bringing in the raspberry sweetness and that vibrant blue hue! At 1.5oz, we've got just enough to let the razzle-dazzle shine without turning you into a wobbly bear. Less? You'd miss the berry magic. More? You'd risk overshadowing the blue curaçao's delicate performance.

Mary Mitkina

Blue Curaçao

This 0.5oz dash of blue-tiful liqueur isn't just for looks; it complements the vodka with a hint of bitter orange essence. Skip it, and you lose that tropical twist and color that makes our bear so gummy-lovely. An alternative could be triple sec with blue food coloring, but it'll taste less of the Caribbean and more of the color blue, if you catch my drift.

Emma Rose

Lemon-Lime Soda

This fizzy lifting drink, served at 2oz, cuts through the sweetness and brings balance to the fruity flavors with its zingy freshness. Too much could drown the berries in bubbles, too little and it might be too heavy on the sweet side. Substituting with a tonic could add a quinine quirk if you're feeling adventurous!

Alex Green

Gummy Bears

The garnish is more than a bear necessity, it's the whimsy that winks at the kid inside all of us. They don't alter the flavor but add an element of fun to the presentation. Leave them out, and it's like a bear without fur – still good, but not as endearing.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Blue Gummy Bear Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the blue raspberry vodka and blue curaçao to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top with the lemon-lime soda.
  6. Garnish with a few gummy bears.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to fully combine the flavors.
  • Use a fun glass to serve this cocktail to enhance its playful nature.
  • You can freeze the gummy bears before using them as a garnish. This will help them to hold their shape and not melt in the cocktail.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Cheese Platter: The sweetness of the Blue Gummy Bear cocktail pairs well with a variety of cheeses, specifically creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese which can balance the sweetness with their rich flavor.
  • Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing fruit salad would complement the fruity notes in the cocktail without overwhelming the palate.
  • Sushi: The delicate flavors of sushi, especially those with a slight sweetness like a dragon roll or a California roll, can be enhanced by the crisp and fruity elements of the cocktail.

Drink Pairings

  • Iced Water: To cleanse the palate between sips and enjoy the full flavor spectrum of the Blue Gummy Bear cocktail.
  • Sparkling Water: For those who prefer less sweetness and more fizz, sparkling water on the side could balance out the experience.
  • White Wine: A crisp Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay with citrusy notes would be a nice counterpart while still adhering to the overall fruity theme.

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What you could change in Blue Gummy Bear

  • You can substitute the blue raspberry vodka with regular vodka and a splash of blue raspberry syrup.
  • If you can't find lemon-lime soda, you can use a combination of lemon and lime juice with a bit of simple syrup.

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And of course - twists🍹

Cotton Candy Dream

  • Substitute lemon-lime soda with cotton candy-flavored soda.
  • Add a cotton candy garnish on top.

This twist turns our bear into a fluffy, carnival-inspired treat. The new soda infuses the drink with even more sugary sweetness and the cotton candy garnish melts delightfully into the concoction as you sip. Perfect for those who believe there's no such thing as too sweet!

Arctic Chill

  • Swap blue raspberry vodka with regular vodka and a splash of blue food coloring.
  • Serve in a chilled, frosted glass with crushed ice.

The clean taste of the vodka puts more emphasis on the crispness of the drink, and the crushed ice adds an extra frosty touch. It's as if the gummy bear took a dip in an icy arctic pool – brrreathtakingly refreshing!

Tropical Gummy

  • Add a splash of coconut cream.
  • Use tropical flavored gummy bears for garnish.

Welcome to the bear's tropical getaway – a creamier, dreamier sip that brings the vacation vibes straight to your taste buds. Be prepared for the beachy twist that might just prompt an impromptu limbo challenge with your friends!

In case you forgot basics how to make Blue Gummy Bear

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

Learn everything on how to shake

Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

Learn everything on how to strain

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blue Gummy Bear

Can I use any other type of gummy candy for garnish?

Yes, any type of gummy candy can be used for garnish (e.g. gummy worms, gummy fishes etc.), although the gummy bears are a fun touch that ties in with the drink's name.

Is this a good cocktail for a summer party?

Yes, the Blue Gummy Bear is a refreshing, fruity and colorful cocktail that is perfect for a summer party.

Can I make a pitcher of Blue Gummy Bear cocktail in advance?

It's best to make the Blue Gummy Bear cocktail fresh so the soda maintains its fizz. However, you can make a large batch of the vodka and blue curaçao mixture in advance and store it in the fridge. Just add the soda and gummy bears when you're ready to serve.

What kind of glass is best to serve this cocktail in?

This cocktail looks great in a tall, clear glass to showcase its vibrant blue color. A hurricane glass or highball glass would be ideal.

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