Whiskey Gummies

This is a rather gourmet version of the jell-o shot without quite the punch of the original college favorite allowing you to claim you enjoy them for the taste rather than the buzz.  They were adapted from Heston Blumenthal at Home and were quite a hit at a recent sporting event in Cincy…

Whiskey Candies Ready for Eating


  • Misting of grapeseed or other neutral oil
  • 200g Jack Daniels Single Barrel Whiskey or other Premium Whiskey
  • 30g powdered gelatin
  • 200g liquid glucose
  • 150g caster sugar
  • Granulated sugar for dusting


  • Lightly grease a spherical or square candy / chocolate mold with a neutral oil such as grapeseed.
  • Pour 130g of Whiskey into a small pan and add the gelatin.  Stir over low heat until the gelatin is fully dissolved; remove from heat.
  • Pour the remaining 70g of Whiskey into another pan and add the glucose and caster sugar.  Bring to 255F over high heat (use a candy thermometer being sure not to let it touch the bottom of the pot).
  • Remove the mixture from heat and allow to cool to 212F.
  • Add the Bourbon and gelatin mixture and stir together until well blended.
  • Pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle and fill the chosen mold to just below full.  If you are using a larger square mold, you may want to fill it to half full in order to have a more manageable bite.
Whiskey Candies in Molds

You can use any shape mold, just adjust the fill level to ensure a good sized bite


  • Place in the refrigerator and let set for 6 hours.
  • Unmold one at a time into a bowl of sugar and coat evenly.

Whiskey Candies Ready for Eating

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