The Perfect Bubble Gum Cocktail with Infused Vodka

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This light and refreshing bubble gum cocktail is playful and fun to make. It’s made with infused bubble gum vodka, fresh lemon juice, and a touch of simple syrup. It has the perfect balance of bubble gum flavor with a bit of tartness from the lemon. It’s delicious!

Bubble gum cocktail recipe with pink bubble gum garnish.

This candy-inspired creation is the star of our first episode in the candy cocktail series, where traditional spirits meet the whimsical world of sweets. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or simply looking to enjoy a unique concoction at home, this bubble gum cocktail is a must-try. 

Years ago, I was in a Hollywood bar with a shelf filled with infused vodka. The one that stood out to me was the jar filled with bubble gum! I couldn’t believe it and had to try it. The flavor was surprisingly delicious, and I knew I had to recreate it at home. And now, I’m sharing the recipe with you!

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Why You’ll Love This Drink

  1. It’s a fun drink with a unique twist on traditional cocktails.
  2. The bubble gum-infused vodka adds a subtle sweetness, making it perfect for those who don’t like overly sweet drinks.
  3. It’s easy to make at home and can be adjusted to your taste preferences. 

How to Make a Bubble Gum Cocktail


  • 28 oz Jar
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Jigger
  • Coupe or Martini Glass 
Bubble gum cocktail with infused bubble vodka and a bubble gum garnish.


Bubble Gum Infused Vodka: Recipe in the recipe card below.

15 pieces of bubble gum: Preferably the classic double-double gum for a classic flavor. 

24 oz vodka: Any decent quality vodka will work.

Bubble Gum Infused Sour

Bubblegum-flavored vodka: Make this a week ahead of time to use. 

Fresh lemon juice: Only use freshly squeezed lemon juice for this recipe. You can use Meyer lemons or Eureka lemons. 

Simple syrup: This is used to add a little bit of sweetness to the drink. It’s made using equal parts sugar and water. Follow my guide to making simple syrup for more information. 

Egg white: This is optional but recommended for a creamy texture and a well-balanced drink.

Pink cocktail with bubble gum in a coupe glass.

Infusing Vodka

Infusing vodka with the nostalgic flavor of bubble gum is straightforward but requires a bit of patience. Start by combining 15 pieces of bubble gum with 3 cups of vodka in a jar.

Seal the mixture and let it sit for a week, allowing the essence of the gum to meld with the vodka fully. After a week, strain the mixture through a mesh sieve to remove the gum. Voila! Your bubble gum vodka is ready to be the base of some fantastic cocktails.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Add a fun touch to your drinks using Hubba Bubba tape as a garnish.
  • This infusion is best used within the first month for optimal flavor.
  • Save time by infusing larger batches and storing them in smaller jars for future use. 
  • To make a mocktail version, replace the vodka with a zero-proof spirit and follow the same infusion process. 
  • You can substitute lemon juice for lime juice in this recipe if you don’t have lemons.

Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a curious beginner, bubble gum vodka offers a surprisingly sophisticated yet playful addition to your cocktail repertoire. Its unique blend of sweetness and nostalgia will make any gathering memorable. 

A pink cocktail made with bubble gum-infused vodka sitting on a bar cart.

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Gin and Jam Cocktail: An easy fruity cocktail made with jam.

Orange Juice Cocktails: The perfect cocktail for brunch! 

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Bubble gum cocktail recipe with pink bubble gum garnish.

Bubble Gum Cocktail with Infused Vodka

An easy four-ingredient bubble gum sour that's refreshing and not nearly as sweet as you think! The bubble gum aromas pair perfectly with tart lemon juice, creating a refreshing, well-balanced cocktail. 
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
5 days
Total Time: 5 days 5 minutes
Servings: 12 cocktails
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Eden


Bubble Gum Infused Vodka

  • 15 pieces bubble gum
  • 24 ounces vodka

Bubble Gum Sour (Serves 1)

  • 2 ounces bubble gum vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup, more if needed
  • 1/2 egg white , optional


Bubble Gum Infused Vodka

  • Combine the ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and let it sit for 1 week. Strain through a mesh sieve to remove the gum.

Bubble Gum Sour

  • Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker for 20 seconds with ice. 
  • Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with bubble gum.
  • I used the Hubba Bubba tape to make cute cocktail garnishes. 



You can easily turn this into a mocktail and infuse a zero-proof spirit with bubble gum for the same flavor.
This mixture will make 12 cocktails, and it’s best to use it within the first month. 


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 0.1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 0.4mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I use bubble gum to infuse the vodka?

While you can use different types of bubble gum, we recommend using the classic double-double gum for the most authentic and flavorful infusion. 

What is Bubble Gum Vodka?

Bubble gum vodka is a sweet, flavored vodka that captures the iconic taste of bubble gum through an infusion process. By soaking bubble gum in vodka, the spirit adopts the candy’s distinct flavor and aroma, creating a unique and delightful ingredient for various cocktails.

How Do You Drink Bubblegum Vodka?

Bubble gum vodka is versatile and can be enjoyed in several ways. While it’s fantastic on its own, chilled or over ice for those who enjoy sweet liquors, it truly shines as a cocktail base. My favorite way to enjoy bubble gum vodka is in a bubble gum sour, where its sweetness perfectly balances the tartness of fresh lemon juice, enhanced by the smooth texture provided by an optional egg white.

Bubble gum cocktail recipe.

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