Serve Boozy Rummy Bears for New Year’s Eve

Rummy Bears

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES


  • gummy bears
  • coconut rum (or your favorite liquor)



Place desired amount of gummy bears in a glass dish. Pour rum so it barely covers candy and stir. Let them soak for either a few hours or even overnight.


Place soaked bearsย in shot glasses to serve or small plastic containers with lids. Drink or discard leftover infused rum.

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rummy bears in a dish with alcohol

Looking for a fun and easy adult treat for New Year’s Eve? Alcohol infused gummy bears is the answer! 🙌

Try soaking gummy bears in your favorite liquor for a new spin on cocktails! They taste super yummy and are very easy to prepare in advance.

Simply add some gummy bears to a dish, pour your preferred liquor over top, and let them soak for either a few hours or even overnight — the longer they sit, the boozier they get!

rummy bears in a bowl

These alcohol-infused gummy bears pack a punch!

Gummy bears happen to be my favorite candy, so I was excited to try this and it did not disappoint! In fact, I can see how it would be easy to overindulge in these so be careful and responsible when enjoying! 😉

I used coconut rum in mine for a sweet and more tropical flavor, but you could also use vodka or have fun experimenting with different flavors of alcohol. You could also try out other candies, like gummy Lifesavers, Swedish Fish, or Twizzler Bites!


Rummy Bears

prep time: 5 MINUTES

total time: 5 MINUTES

Soak gummy bears in rum for a boozy way to enjoy this beloved chewy candy!


  • gummy bears
  • coconut rum (or your favorite liquor)



Place desired amount of gummy bears in a glass dish. Pour rum so it barely covers candy and stir. Let them soak for either a few hours or even overnight.


Place soaked bearsย in shot glasses to serve or small plastic containers with lids. Drink or discard leftover infused rum.

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

rummy bears in cups

What a fun treat for a party and a great alternative to Jell-O shots!

I love how the gummy bears puff up because of the liquor and they taste great! I feel like they are optimal about a day after soaking and would be super fun to make ahead and serve at your next party… of course, once social gatherings are safe again.

Eating keto or want to keep it low carb? Grab your favorite keto-friendly alcohol and some sugar-free gummy bears!

cup of gummy bears

Speaking of Sugar-Free Gummy Bears…

If you need a little cheering up or just some laughs, then you have to check out the reviews of these sugar-free gummy bears over on Amazon. I kid you not, I was cackling at some of the funny things the reviewers had to say. Apparently, if you eat too many sugar-free gummy bears it causes gastric distress. Check out a few of my favorite comments from the reviews:

“Everything you read is true. I write this from the discomfort of my own bathroom at 1:30 am. It’s like pulling the pin on a hand grenade and swallowing it.”

“I kind of figured all the other reviews were just playing up some mild discomfort for laughs and that it wasn’t actually THAT bad… I was wrong. I had ten of them like 3 hours ago and my stomach still sounds like it’s trying to dissolve a tire.”

“Thought it wasn’t true. Four hours after eating these gummies, the most important thing in the world was the toilet.”

cranberry Moscow mule

Looking for more fun cocktails and adult drink ideas? Check these out…

Looking for a fun NYE drink for the kiddos? Make this Grinch hot chocolate!

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 44

  1. xkitkatzx

    I love that you got to cackle at the review comments. People are so creative & funny at the same time. I miss other human beings

  2. Emily

    I used to make these all the time in college! Super good! They work best with gummy bears, because the larger gummies (like worms or the gummy octopuses) tend to fall apart when they soak up the liquor. The gummies will get HUGE by the way (they almost triple in size).

    Have fun and CHEERS! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Penny K

    Vanilla vodka works great too!

  4. Bunny

    Discard leftover infused rum?!?! I donโ€™t think so ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Sophie


  5. c melendez

    Just add more gummies.

  6. ToriSC

    Do these get super sticky when wet? Or can you dry them out some?

    • Brittany

      They become almost like a jello consistency.

  7. Amy

    I also used to make these all the time in college (donโ€™t tell my mom). We used vodka but I bet these are even better ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. Chris

    I know I am biased since we live not too far from the factory, but the gummy bears shown (with an A on the bellies) are made by the family owned Albanese Candy factory and are SUPERIOR in taste and texture to other brands. They outperform for this recipe as well. (some of the tropical flavors, like pineapple, are AMAZING with Malibu) Happy Holidays H2S family!!

    • Nicky

      I love that brand of gummies!!

    • JenH

      They are the only gummies to buy! (as I’m opening my delivery today of the 5 lbs bag from Amazon ๐Ÿ˜) I couldn’t imagine living in the same town!!

    • podvintage

      They are THE best! So happy that our Sprouts carry them.

  9. Melie

    On the subject of festive alcohol, Bailey’s style Irish cream is super easy to make. There are lots of recipes online that include a bit of cocoa powder, but I just do equal parts whiskey, sweetened condensed milk, and cream with a splash of vanilla. Being able to make just the quantity I need without a giant bottle taking up space in my fridge is a game changer, not to mention being able to adjust how sweet/creamy/boozy it is.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yummy sounds great Melie! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™Œ

    • Chloe

      I didnโ€™t know such a thing was possible. Your comment has made this post a gold mine for me!

  10. ATM

    Could you make these with Swedish fish? I love these

    • Kellie Z

      Yes, it says you can use Swedish Fish, gummy lifesavers or Twizzler bites.

  11. Tia

    Fireball and gummy worms are the best!

  12. MrsBK

    For those that like rum and coke try the haribo gummy cola bottles soaked in rum ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‹

  13. kindercuellar

    Fireball with Cinnamon Bears are SO delicious. You’re welcome.

  14. grason

    Too many people drink

    • MommySpendsLess

      How many people drink? What is the allow-able number of drinking people?

      • Katrina


    • alee79

      I donโ€™t drink but this is something fun to do for a special occasion

  15. Smellyann

    As much as I would love to do this, with three gummy-crazy teenagers in the house, I think that would be tempting fate!

  16. Lexy

    I think I went out to Walmart on the 23rd and they were all wiped out of gummy bears!!!!

    • Jen

      Yep! Gummy bears & other candies are really popular to make a Mexican treat, gummies with Chili powder & chamoy (a

  17. chenga57

    Has anyone done this with tequila?

  18. Christine

    I make these in the summer at the cook outs and call them Adult Vitamins! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  19. Observant Mom

    I think this is irresponsible to do if you have kids that are not of drinking age. Kids will help themselves if you leave these in sight.

    • Christine

      News Flash! You are not the only responsible adult on the planet. They are not around children. Save your judgmental comments for a Mommy Blog! Have a great New Year!

    • lady

      Youโ€™re also probably the kind of mom that protests detergent pods. Hereโ€™s a trick I use as a mom! WATCH YOUR DAMN KIDS. Youโ€™re welcome!

      • Observant Mom

        Since you are wondering about my laundry habits… I don’t use pods because I like to measure out how much detergent I use. Most people tend to use too much detergent. As for watching my kids, my kids are grown and guess what?! They are responsible adults ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Susi


  20. Treesha Corade

    I love snacking on gummy bears at work. I am going to try this and no one would at work would ever know Iโ€™m snacking on anything different.

  21. ATM

    I did some with flavored vodka and the original gummy bears brand, however they never really became soft and when they did they ended up melting all forming like jello consistency, any tips!? What did i do wrong? Help

    • Alejandra Martin

      i love when this happens! Move them to the fridge, they will harden right back up into one BIG gummy. Slide them apart and eat as boozy cubes. We do this on purpose and we call them stained glass gummy cubes! Some kids of alcohol and gummies just react like this.

      To keep it from happening in the future, place the whole thing in the fridge and the gummies won’t melt into the alcohol, =)

  22. catmom

    I’m going to try Jim Beam Vanilla Bourbon for one batch and Wolf’s Pecan Bourbon on another. No kids in our house..just responsible adults who use detergent pods!

    • Christine

      Wolfโ€™s Pecan Bourbon sounds awesome! I’m on a search to find this on the east coast. Thanks Catmom from another responsible adult pod detergent user ….LOL

  23. Jody

    After reading this post last week, I gave some hard-to-buy-for adults on my Christmas list a bag of gummy bears and a bottle of Malibu rum along with the ‘recipe’. Everyone loved it! Thanks H2S for helping me wrap up my list!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow I love this idea! Thanks Jody!

  24. Emily

    In case anyone was curious, I tried this for a friend’s Christmas party. I used Cherry vodka (disgusting), Run (not as bad, but still gross), and finally champagne (definitely the best tasting!) Thanks for the idea. Even the gross ones were fun because we laughed at each person’s reactions! lol

  25. Alejandra M

    Sooooo… use vodka (we use tito’s, not sure if this happens with other kinds), cover the gummies, leave on the counter or in a cupboard for 48 hours. Stir occasionally. The gummies will MELT! Then, place into the fridge and the whole continer will harden like one huge gummy! Then slide into cubes and enjoy! We call them stained class gummy squares.

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