Let me start with the obvious: this is not a health food. 😉
As someone who rarely drank alcohol in their twenties, it was a bit odd when I began to develop a taste for wine in my thirties. However, since my food (and life) philosophy is about balance, I certainly don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying a glass or two of red wine each week.
With Valentine’s Day coming up I wanted to play around with a different way to enjoy red wine, so apparently, this is what happens when your wine obsession meets your gelatin obsession.
I’ve also been informed by others (probably those who did drink in their twenties) that I’ve “created the adult version of a jello shot.” Regardless of what you want to call it, I call these red wine gummies delicious!
It’s really simple to make these and you just need a few ingredients and supplies:
- Candy mold
- Red wine of choice
- Natural sweetener like maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar (optional)
After that, you’re ready to make red wine gummies!
A few recipe notes:
- I prefer to heat these to about 80 – 90 degrees F so the liquid is just warm enough for the gelatin to dissolve, but it doesn’t burn off the alcohol. (If you wanted to lower the alcohol content, you could heat these to a higher temperature to burn off some of the alcohol.)
- I’ve made both the sweetened and unsweetened version and I personally prefer to have a bit of sweetness, but these are just fine if you want to omit the natural sweetener or try a sugar-free substitute like stevia.
- The serving size of these depends on your specific candy mold. My mold holds 4 total ounces of liquid and makes 12 gummies (with about 1 tablespoon of liquid each).
- As with any alcoholic beverage, please enjoy these responsibly and they are not intended for anyone under the legal drinking age. 🙂
- 4 ounces red wine
- 2 tablespoons gelatin
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, or other natural sweetener (optional)
- Add the red wine to a small saucepan over low-medium heat.
- Heat to about 80 - 90 degrees F, then remove from heat and whisk in gelatin and sweetener (if using).
- Pour into molds and then refrigerate for at least one hour, or until firm. Store in the refrigerator until serving.