Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Josh’s Flavored Vodka

For Josh’s birthday this year, I got him glass flasks for making infused drinks.  He’s really enjoyed them and so far has made Jolly Rancher and Skittle infused vodka. 

Take it from me… it is yummy!  For everyone who’s already asked for the recipe, and for those of you who haven’t, but will want it…Here’s how you make it: 

First separate out the Skittle candy flavors.  You’ll need 60 of each color.  2

Add the 60 Skittles to 6 ounces of vodka in an empty water bottle to allow for the candy shells to break down.  Let them sit for 24 hours and shake them periodically. 


As the candies dissolve, there will be the white candy residue floating at the top of the liquid.  This is okay, you just need to filter that off.


Next, sift the Skittle mix to separate the flavored liquid from the candy coating remnants.  Use 4 coffee filters in a funnel to do so.  You should end up with about 6 ounces of liquid.


Pour the Skittle Vodka concentrate into an 8.5 oz. container and fill the bottle up to the neck with vodka.  (I found these containers at Sur La Table on sale for $3.96). 

Aren’t they pretty??


Store the containers in the freezer and enjoy!


Now for the Jolly Ranchers…  This recipe is even easier! 

Just sort out the Jolly Rancher flavors and unwrap 12 and put them in the glass container.



Next, fill the flasks with vodka.


Let them sit overnight while the candy dissolves.  There’s no straining with the Jolly Ranchers like there was with the Skittles.  Shake the flasks periodically, then freeze and enjoy!


We’ve tried Coke Zero, Sprite, and my favorite, Club Soda as mixers.  The vodka is pretty sweet, so I think the club soda is best, but everyone seems to really like the Sprite too. 

For you health nuts out there - the Jolly Ranchers only add about 15 cals per ounce and the Skittles only add about 7 cals per oz. of vodka, so you don’t need to feel too guilty about it!

Let me know what you think if you try this recipe out.  It’s fun to make and to drink!  Cheers!



  1. Can't wait to try them this weekend! I favor the Sprite myself.

    BTW, love the mobile version of your blog! It loads so quickly!

  2. That looks so yummy! I'm going to have to try it!

  3. Heck yes! I am soooo making this for my Fourth of July party! Sounds so yummy and refreshing mixed with Sprite!

  4. My husband makes these drinks as well. The best Jolly Rancher one so far is the one he calls Blue Lightening (w/ blue raspberry). It goes really well over Sprite or Club Soda. Good to see someone enjoys these types of drinks!

    ~a lurker

  5. How pretty are these?! I can't wait to try!

  6. i LOVE the photos, lauren!! i might make some just to take pictures of it (well, probably not *just*) ;) xoxo!

  7. Thanks for sharing such a great idea! They look really pretty!!

  8. OK, we need another playdate STAT and an overnight stay... STAT!

  9. So pretty.. I can just taste the rainbow! Unfortunately I'll have to wait about four more months until I will get to have one of those drinks! But lil Reesey-Piecey is worth the wait!

  10. yum this sounds amazing i'll def have to try but it'll be in about 6 1/2 more months ((expecting in Dec.)) but thanxs for the recipes!!