Celebrate Wine Week With DIY Wine Gummies
Olivia Pope, Kathy Lee, Hoda and everyone at B+C (including me) would like to wish you a Happy Wine Week! Today, May 25th, is national Wine Day, so why not turn it into a whole week of celebrating? We kicked off our celebration with homemade wine gummies using red wine and unflavored gelatin. What’s great about this recipe is that you can make it with any type of wine. If you are a Chardonnay lover, use that. Think Pinot is the way to go? Use that! Pair these gummies with a wine slushie, red wine pasta and a Scandal marathon to get the party started ;)
— 1 cup wine
— 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
— 1 teaspoon sugar
— 4 Tablespoons or packets of unflavored gelatin
1. Pour 1 cup of wine into a pot and heat to about 180 – 200 degrees Fahrenheit (right before boiling).
2. Tear open a packet of gelatin and sprinkle into the wine. Stir until dissolved. Repeat for all 4 packets/tablespoons of gelatin.
3. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup.
4. Pour mixture into molds or pan and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
5. If using a pan, remove the gummy from the pan and punch out designs with cookie cutters.
Pour a cup of wine into a pot and heat to about 180 – 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour in each packet of gelatin separately and stir until combined. Then mix in one teaspoon of sugar and one tablespoon of maple syrup.
Pour the mixture into a pan or molds and set in the fridge for two hours to let harden.
Fun molds make everything better. We went for gems and stars.
Loosen the sides of the giant gummy and flip onto parchment paper. Use letter cookie cutters to punch out sassy sayings.
Wine time all the time, please :)
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Kurt Andre
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!