How To: Vodka Poké Balls (Gotta Eat 'Em All!)

Vodka Poké Balls (Gotta Eat 'Em All!)

Pokémon GO has become a cultural phenomenon. Finally, we can do what we always dreamed of back when we were kids—catch Pokémon in real life!

But let's not forget that we're in adulthood now, and in adulthood, we can catch Pokémon by day and celebrate our successes at night. I can't think of a better way to commemorate catching Pikachu or Charmander than with vodka-soaked Poké Balls.

Back in 2014, BigEatsBen, a dedicated Imgur user, wrote a detailed tutorial on how to make vodka-soaked Poké Balls. These genius gummies are time-consuming creations, but chances are you've been putting a lot of time and patience into catching your Pokémon, too. So why not apply some of that energy to making these incredibly fun Poké Balls?

What You Need

Step 1: Cut the Gummy Rings in Half

Use a sharp knife to cut the gummy rings in half. Separate the red from the white, and snack on the mixed-colored pieces (you'll need to keep up your energy).

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Step 2: Soak in Vodka & Melt the Gummies

Put the red and white gummies in separate medium saucepans. Pour about ½ cup of vodka over each color, then turn the heat on medium-low and stir them around only until they are melted. Don't let the melted gummy mixture boil or you will cook off the vodka (we certainly don't want that to happen).

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Step 3: Pour into Molds & Freeze

Set aside a small amount of melted white gummy for later, to be used to decorate the balls. Pour the rest of the melted-down gummy-and-vodka mixture into cooking-sprayed cake pop molds (one for white, one for red), leaving a little bit of room at the top. Freeze the molds for one hour.

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Step 4: Melt the Black Gummies & Spread Over the Top

Next, melt the black gummies with some vodka. Since you are using far fewer gummies, you will only need to add about a tablespoon or two of vodka for this batch.

Once the black gummies are melted, spread them over the top of both the chilled red and white gummies in the molds. Put the molds back in the freezer for one more hour.

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Step 5: Assemble Your Poké Balls

Pop the halves out of the cake pop molds and stick them together to make a Poké Ball! Because they are made of gummies, they should stick together pretty well, but if not, a little warm water dribbled on the surfaces you're trying to stick together should help.

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Place the Poke Balls back into the molds to prepare them for the finishing touches.

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Remember the small amount of white gummy you set aside? You can now melt it back down. Once it is melted, use a melon baller to scoop a small circle of melted white gummy onto the center of the Poké Balls.

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Vodka, I Choose You!

We're definitely not advocating anyone make and consume a bunch of these adult Poké Balls before running around the neighborhood at midnight searching for Pokémon (no matter how fun catching Bulbasaur in a drunken state might sound).

But, if you're a little tipsy and a Jigglypuff happens to show up in your backyard, then what are you waiting for? Go catch that Pokémon!

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