Does bubble gum shots remind you of something? I think they do. The bubblegum cocktail or bubble gum shot is a great drink to have when chilling or relaxing with some friends. It has an awesome taste just like the popular bubblegum you could have had as a kid.
The bubblegum shot is a go for to me because it is refreshing and filled with goodness in each sip. A little flavor of bubble gum and alcohol is sure not a bad idea if you ask me.
I call this one classy because that’s what it is. And you know what? It’s top notch for both male and female (up to drinking age) as it’s sweetness is on a whole new level with a mix of alcohol.
Asides from being really tasty it is also very pretty, I just love the word pretty for this one because you could have your eyes glued on it for so long without realizing. It’s just eye catchy.
You can add a little tweak to this cocktail if you want to have some fun with it. For those of us that love a mix of sweet and sour in one glass, not to worry this one got you covered.
What is the bubblegum drink?
The bubblegum drink or cocktail is a liquor induced with bubblegum flavors to produce a the same taste as bubblegum.
This shot combines vodka, melon liqueur, sweet and sour, creme de banana, orange juice and grenadine properly combined to give a tangy sweet taste.
Like I said before the name could ring a bell at its mention. Remember the bazooka gum you chewed growing up? The bubblegum cocktail is said to have been inspired by it. The cocktail was created to have the bubblegum taste and flavor with a mix of alcohol, even though it’s not clear who the first producer was.
The bazooka bubble gum is said to have been produced by the Topps Company of Brooklyn, New York after the II World War. It came with the red, blue and white color scheme. Soon after, the packaging was changed and this time it was made to feature the comic character Bazooka Joe which come in different strips.
The bazooka bubblegum, eventually was made in different varieties and soon was widely spread and sold in many countries which translated the strips in their language.
Due to the acceptance of the bubblegum, an account has it that a New York bartender known as Eben Freeman was said to have developed this drink. Freeman is said to have developed this drink from a mix of syrups, lime, lemon and egg whites (optional) which gives it a frothy finishing.
Another account claims that the cocktail was first produced by Michael Tsirtsis, bartender who was challenged by Roger Landes (Mfk) to produce a cocktail with shredded bubble gum.
Tsirtsis is said to have taken the challenge to produce the cocktail retaining the bubblegum flavor while doing away with the synthetic flavor of the bubblegum. He is said to have made a syrup from some fruits and roots, rum, lemon juice, cinnamon sarsaparilla and a chewing gum (simmered for about an hour and removing the gum). This cocktail was said to have the exact same taste as the bubblegum.
Bubblegum shot recipes and other tasteful variations
We have seen what the bubblegum cocktail is, which we have said is a shot made to have given you the exact same taste as the bubblegum, combining it’s flavors. Over time, the bubblegum shot has gained wide acceptance and is consumed in various countries around the world.
Also, different variations have also been created to suit the taste of its consumers as different people love different stuff. The bubblegum shot is quite simple and straightforward. It also allows you add your own style to give you just what your taste buds will like.
I particularly love this recipe because it takes little or no time to get set and ready to be relished.
We said earlier that is shot is simply amazing! So let’s get into it.
Due to the simplicity of this recipe, you wouldn’t be needing anything much for it. All you need is:
- A cordial glass or shot glass.
- Cocktail shaker.
- Measuring cup (optional).
Bubblegum shot ingredients
- 1 ounce of lemon juice or lime
- 1 cup of bubblegum flavoured vodka
- 1 ounce of banana liqueur
- 1 ounce of sweet and sour
- 1 ounce of Grenadine
- 1 ounce Melon liqueur
- Some ice cubes
- Get your ingredients set.
- Add your ice in a cocktail shaker.
- Pour in your liqueur
- Shake mix properly.
- Strain into to cordial or shot glass.
- Serve and enjoy.
Cocktails are probably the simplest things to make right?
Maybe. Preparing your bubblegum shot shouldn’t take longer than 5 mins and trust me every second is worth it. About 3 to 5 minutes and then you can enjoy your glass of delectable bubblegum flavoured shot.
Some shots of bubblegum cocktail with friends is sure not a bad idea, it’s also a great choice for a party if you are planning one. However, do not get carried away by its sweetness, consume responsibly.
Where the cocktail shaker is not available, you can stir the liqueur in a tall glass and strain into your shot glass.
Blue bazooka bubblegum shot
You have probably heard of the blue bazooka bubblegum shot a lot and it could have made you wonder if it is different from just the bubblegum shot. We’ll soon find that out.
The blue bazooka bubblegum cocktail is just a tweak to the regular bubblegum cocktail. For the the blue bazooka, you need just three ingredients, the Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, the Bols Blue Curacao and Banana Liqueur. Just like the original bubblegum cocktail, the method of preparation is the same. Put your ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, add your liqueur, shake, strain into your shot glass and enjoy.
The blue curaçao is very important in the blue bazooka even though it can be replaced with any other orange flavored liqueur to give you that blue color.
We all want to know some varieties to what we consume because this gives us a range of options to choose from. It also allows our taste buds make it’s pick of a favorite.
So does the bubblegum cocktail come in varieties? It’s a sure yes.
There are different ways the bubblegum cocktail can be twisted and styled and we’ll be seeing some of them.
Hard bubblegum lemonade
The hard bubblegum lemonade is one of the varieties of bubblegum cocktail. For this, you’ll need a bubblegum vodka, club soda, pink lemonade concentrate and some ice cubes.
Procedure for this is not any different from what we have already. Simply add all your ingredients in a shaker, shake to mix properly, strain and enjoy!
The bazooka frosty is a variety of the bubblegum cocktail. The ingredients needed for this is a bubblegum vodka, milk, white chocolate and some ice cubes.
The producer for this is just the same, add your ingredients in a blender or cocktail shaker, shake strain and serve.
The Russian bubblegum is yet another variety of the bubblegum cocktail. Like others, it is nothing over the top and it’s as simple as you can think of. To make this, you’ll be needing bubblegum vodka, milk, kahlua and some ice cubes.
This just like the other varieties has the same method of preparation. Simply mix all your ingredients in a cocktail shaker, serve and enjoy.
Pinky bubblegum shot
The pinky bubblegum shot is another variety you are likely going to see in your menu. This is a mix of sweet and sour which a lot of us just like me love to have. For this shot you’ll need bubblegum syrup, lime or lemon juice, soda (if you like your drink a little more bitter) or lemonade, gin and some ice cubes.
Mix your ingredients in a shaker and shake, strain and serve. You can add some lemon slices in it if you want.
Fruity sweet bubblegum cocktail
You can already guess what this looks like or maybe tastes like from the name. The fruity sweet bubblegum variety, is made using the bubblegum syrup, rum, apple juice, lemon juice, strawberry liqueur and some ice cubes.
The fruity sweet is not different from others in its preparation. In your shaker add your ingredients, shake to mix properly and serve.
These are some of the varieties of the bubblegum alcoholic drink. There could be several other varieties out there.
In conclusion, the bubblegum cocktail gives you refreshing and sweetening feel in every gulp. By now you should be getting ready to try this out already. It’s better experienced than told.
A blend of bubblegum flavor, tang and sweet all in one glass. This is a sure unique and fun cocktail and if you ask me, I think it’s worth the try.
Remember however, you always have to drink responsibly!