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:
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!