Introduction: The Alien Shooter

Ever wanted to eat an alien in a jar?

Ok, so even if you didn't, you should still try this shooter.
 
 

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

You'll need:
-Silver Tequila
-Green Gummi Bears soaked in Midori
-Shot Glass

Note:  Add gummi bears to a glass mason jar.  Fill mason jar with Midori until the liqueur is 1-2" above the gummi bears.  Soak at room temperature for 24 hours or more.  The gummi bears will double in size.  Be sure to slosh the gummies around in the jar every so often or else they'll stick to one another and will tear when you try to pry them apart.
 
 
 

Step 2: Add and Pour

Add a gummi bear to the bottom of the shot glass, and pour the tequila to the rim.
 

Step 3: Alternative Recipe

Soak the gummi bears in sweetened lime juice.

Rim the shot glass with a sugar/salt mixture.

Garnish with a small lime slice.
 

Comments

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Hevic (author)2010-05-12

would strawberry liquer (red) and vodka work as well?
i'm trying to think of alternative recipes to use for the other gummi bears
blue curacao for blue gummi bears?
cointreau for yellow and orange?

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ksharp2 (author)Hevic2011-10-09

Picturing the strawberry ones is a bit of a ghastly image... bloody little chunk of what in the bottom? Maybe for Halloween..?

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AngryRedhead (author)Hevic2010-05-12
If you look at the related Instructables to your right (my other two shooters), you'll be able to use up the rest of the gummi bears cos I ran into the same dilemma as you.  :-P

HOWEVER!!  You can use whatever liqueur and liquor you'd like and develop your own shooter.  You can do one with strawberry liqueur and 99 Bananas or coconut rum or whatever.
 
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dwhole (author)2010-07-27

I tried this with Gaetano brand melon liqueur, and the gummy bears pulled an 'alien abduction,' and vanished in the nothing. I only had them soak over night, and they were 96.2% dissolved (strictly scientific, of course).

Anyone else have a similar situation? My thinking is that maybe off-brand melon liqueur contains a flavor/ingredient that inhibits pectin? Or maybe the Vegas heat (we keep our A/C between 80-82F) contributes to the sugar dissolving?

Next time I'll try sugar-free gummies, or keep it in the fridge. Any insight would be awesome.

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AngryRedhead (author)dwhole2010-08-05

I'm going to guess the heat was the big factor. You can do it in the fridge. They'll eventually dissolve, but it'll definitely buy you some time. Doing it at room temperature will speed up the process. My apologies for it not coming out right!!!! :(

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alittlestranger (author)2009-12-26

what a greta idea! I definitely want to make these for new years! :D

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Had so much fun with these on new year! thanks for the 'ible! Blogged about it herewww.alittlestranger.com

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LOL!  Awesome.
 
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Awesome!  One thing (that I'm just now adding that I'd forgotten about) is you have to slosh around the gummies soaking in the liqueur or else they'll stick to each other and tear when you try to separate them.  Just keep the jar on the counter and when you go by, just give it a quick slosh.
 
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Anomic06 (author)AngryRedhead2010-01-04

you could try soaking in a flat glass baking dish, (casserole?).  Like a single layer of bears in the bottom then fill to like a half inch over the bears.  Might take a little more liqueur this way but worth it if your really wanting to impress with looks.  Also, you might be able to store and reuse it.

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ok will bear (ha!) that in mind. ;)

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jamwaffles (author)2010-01-03

Forgive me for being a noob and not knowing ANYTHING about cocktails (i guess I am 15), but why rim the glass with "sugar/salt mixture"?

Nice instructable :)

Thanks :)

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AngryRedhead (author)jamwaffles2010-01-03
Rimming the glass hints back to tequila shots and margaritas.  You could make it only salt or only sugar.

This could easily be made into a virgin shooter:
Soak gummi in sweetened lime juice.
Substitute tequila with lemonade/sprite.
Rim shot glass with sugar.

If you wanted to be a little evil and turn it into a virgin dare drink:
Soak gummi in sweetened lime juice.
Substitute tequila with lemonade.
Rim with Fruit Fresh powder.

It should make you pucker like nobody's business without killing you.  Do it at your own risk and definitely don't do more than 2 or your stomach will be feeling it.  I cannot confirm how "good" or "bad" of an idea it would be.  I'm just saying from previous experiments that it would be a bit evil.
 
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xana (author)AngryRedhead2010-01-03

or replace the fruit fresh with citric acid powder

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jamwaffles (author)xana2010-01-04

Now you're talking ;P

What's fruitfresh by the way? is it some sort of concentrated fruit powder? no wait.. is it something to keep fruit fresh? i dunno. can someone enlighten me please lol

James

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AngryRedhead (author)jamwaffles2010-01-04
Fruit Fresh

It has a little sweetener, but it's still pretty tart with the ascorbic and citric acid in it.  You can also find it in the grocery store with the pickling or baking goods.
 
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jamwaffles (author)AngryRedhead2010-01-04

Ah great - thanks very much :)

James

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jamwaffles (author)AngryRedhead2010-01-03

Ah ok thanks very much to both of your quick replies :)

James

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skipernicus (author)jamwaffles2010-01-03

Sinc eyou asked so nicely: This is a variant of a margarita trick - you rim the glass with salt to enhance the flavor of the drink. Some bartenders add sugar to the salt mix to make it a little sweeter.

In short: flavor enhancer for tequila drinks.

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makendo (author)2009-12-26

 Ha, brilliant. Just don't drink too many, or you'll find yourself singing this exceptionally stupid song...

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piperjon (author)makendo2009-12-27

...He's wearing...jockey shorts... why, why WHY WHY???? is he wearing JOCKEY SHORTS???

Okay, that's it, back to sobriety.

(Not really)

Pj

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xana (author)piperjon2010-01-03

its an answer to crazy frog where he dose not have any paints on.

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AngryRedhead (author)makendo2009-12-26
Or this one...

Thanks!
 
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Nettiemac (author)AngryRedhead2010-01-03

Yikes!  I remember that cartoon series, and remember enjoying it. 

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makendo (author)AngryRedhead2009-12-26

 Ugh. You win.

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AngryRedhead (author)makendo2009-12-26
There are no winners in a game like this.  We both lost.  :-P
 
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Spint (author)AngryRedhead2009-12-26

Truer words were never spoken. *shudder*

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Nettiemac (author)makendo2010-01-03

Oookaay, I had to go and watch that, didn't I?

Now I am not going to get that tune out of my head.  eeeekk. 

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mg0930mg (author)2010-01-03

this should help.

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doplgangr (author)2010-01-03

This gets my vote as the drink of the new decade.

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AngryRedhead (author)doplgangr2010-01-03
Wow!  Thanks!
 
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piperjon (author)2009-12-27

I had no idea that gummy bears got BLOATED in the presence of cordials...!  But then again, so do I.  Ehh, more than you wanted to know, I bet.  :-)

But it sure gives rise to a whole lot of other deviant ways of torturing the wee gummy bear with various victuals, eh?

Pj

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AngryRedhead (author)piperjon2009-12-27
Who doesn't bloat in the presence of alcohol?  ;-)
 
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piperjon (author)AngryRedhead2009-12-27

Hmm, good point.  Not only do I bloat, but I'm funnier, better looking, sing better, dance AMAZINGLY, and am unbearably desireable.  No, really!   Don't believe me? Ask anyone who has tripped over me... <schnortt>

Pj

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RavingMadStudios (author)2009-12-26

Funny, and tasty too. Nice one. Makes me wish that I was going out for New Year's. Or just that I lived in Roswell.

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You could just soak some gummi bears in midori and eat them anyway, right?
 
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Eat them? I'm handing them out for Halloween.

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ROFL

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lemonie (author)2009-12-26

That's a good effect, one I'll think about...

L

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AngryRedhead (author)lemonie2009-12-26
It's an effect that's easy to achieve.
 

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