Bubblegum Vodka: Cocktail Ideas and DIY Recipe 

Published June 29, 2022
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Bubblegum is a flavor that brings a smile to everyone and anyone's face. It's certainly a flavor that doesn't jump to mind when you think of cocktails and shots. But the two make for a beautiful and remarkable pairing. Why not unwrap a bubblegum vodka cocktail?

Bubblegum Vodka Martini

This eye-catching, neon pink martini catches the eye, understandably. But the bubblegum flavor that rolls over the tongue with each sip is why you'll make it again and again. If you want the bubblegum vodka to shine a little extra, skip the banana liqueur and use a quarter ounce of orange liqueur.

bubblegum martini with lime wheel garnish

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces bubblegum vodka
  • ¾ ounce banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bubble gum vodka, banana liqueur, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Pink Sparkler

It's a bubblegum martini, but with beautiful crisp prosecco bubbles.

pink sparkler cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces bubblegum vodka
  • ¼ ounce banana liqueur
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lemon twist for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bubblegum vodka, banana liqueur, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with lemon twist, if desired.

Bubblegum Vodka Highball

Walk and chew gum at the same time by enjoying your bubblegum vodka in a far safer glass. At least safer from spillage.

bubblegum vodka highball

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bubblegum vodka
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • ½ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bubblegum vodka, lemonade, and raspberry liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  5. Garnish with lemon wedge.

Pink Bubblegum Shot

Bubblegum, bubblegum, in a dish, how many shots do you wish? Maybe the old playground rhyme didn't quite go like that, but this is a new age. There are even blue versions of bubblegum shots that skip the bubblegum vodka.

bubblegum shot cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounce crème de banana
  • ¾ ounce bubblegum vodka
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, crème de banana, bubblegum vodka, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice, if desired.

Bubblegum Club

Think of this as your classic clover club, but with a few extra twists.

bubblegum club cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bubblegum vodka
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add bubblegum vodka, lemon juice, banana liqueur, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Bubble Berry Cocktail

Mingle your bubblegum flavors with some berry notes.

bubblegum berry cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces bubblegum vodka
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ¼ ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 ounces cherry juice
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bubblegum vodka, strawberry liqueur, orange liqueur, and cherry juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.

Making Bubblegum Infused Vodka

If you're having difficulty finding bubblegum vodka in stores, the next best thing is making some yourself at home! The process is simple and effortless, and in fact, the hardest part is waiting for the infusion to be ready!

bubblegum pieces

Ingredients

  • 20 pieces bubblegum sliced in halves, such as Double Bubble or Bazooka Joe bubblegum
  • 750 mL vodka
  • Two large, clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large, clean jar or bottle, add prepared gum and vodka and seal tightly.
  2. Gently shake the jar to mix ingredients.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place for approximately two to three days, giving the mixture a firm but gentle swirl each day.
  4. After the final day, pour a small amount into a glass to sample. If it meets your expectations, funnel and strain ingredients into a second clean jar or bottle. If not, allow the mix to infuse a little longer, repeating the above steps until the flavor is ideal.

Store the bubblegum-infused vodka in a cool, dry place similar to where you infused it. The bubblegum vodka will keep for approximately one to two years before the flavor begins to fade. But do discard if the flavor beings to be affected or fade drastically.

The Best Mixers and Cocktails for Bubblegum Vodka

Bubble gum vodka has a very unique and distinctive flavor, but you're still able to mix it up with quite a few things or create a classic cocktail riff.

Mixers

These mixers pair well with your bubblegum vodka, and several make for a great start to making your own cocktail.

  • Club soda
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Simple syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Orange liqueur or blue curaçao
  • Silver or coconut rum
  • Tequila
  • Lemonade
  • Pink lemonade
  • Berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries
  • Cherry juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Orange juice
  • Prosecco
  • Cream of coconut
  • Amaretto
  • Banana liqueur
  • Apple brandy

Cocktails to Substitute Bubblegum Vodka

Swap your bubblegum vodka in for the base spirit in any of these cocktails, including just about any fruity martinis, or consider adding a splash of bubble gum vodka to the existing recipe.

Bubblegum in a Glass

No need to worry about what to do with your bubblegum wrapper when you're enjoying any of these sweet, pink drinks instead of chomping on a piece of gum. Once you unwrap a bubblegum vodka cocktail, the only stress is what you'll try next once you reach the bottom of your glass.

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