Many times, a shot is named for something that tastes only tangentially like its name. Not so with the Green Gummy Bear. This shot tastes like a candy you know and love, and also gets you wasted. Despite being green, this popular shot has a light orange taste. So put on your safety belt and get ready to ride the Green Gummy Bear shot!
Green Gummy Bear
- ½ oz orange vodka
- ½ oz Midori
- Splash lemon-lime soda
Add orange vodka and Midori to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a shot glass. Top the shot with a splash of 7-up or Sprite. Serve, chug, and enjoy repeatedly.
The Green Gummy Bear is the most well know of the Gummy Bear shots named for a specific color. The green comes from the melon flavored Midori, but the flavor is punctuated by the mandarin orange vodka and lemon-lime soda.
More Random Gummy Bear Facts
The Green Gummy Bear is said to be strawberry flavored but I’ve always thought it tasted like orange. The world’s largest gummy bear available for purchase weighs about five pounds! I’d sure love to infuse that thing with vodka. The gelatin that gummy bears are made from dates back to over 4000 years ago, in ancient Egypt.
Hairbo, the company that originated gummy bears, was started in Bonn, Germany by confectioner Hans Riegel. The company name is taken from the first two letters of Riegel’s first and last name, and the city of Bonn. Over 80 million gummy bears are manufactured every year.