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?
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Place the Poke Balls back into the molds to prepare them for the finishing touches.
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.
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!
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades