I’ve been playing around with infused vodkas as little lately… citrus is what we use the most… I made it REALLY citrussy and honestly you could drink it straight, although we use it to make all kinds of cocktails… more on that later. Skittles vodka is a lot more exciting and pretty! I made these this fall to use as Christmas presents… I mean, who doesn’t want neon suggery alchohol?
Makting it is easy, and actually pretty quick for infused alcohol… heres how you do it:
a bunch of skittles- I bought the big family sized bag, and only ate a few
empty/clean water bottles or jars (one for each color you plan on making)
cheap vodka- I’m went with Svedka… any cheaper just reminded me too much of freshman year of college- not in a good way
12 oz measuring cup with pour spout
bottles or jars for packaging (I found ming at World Market)
Start by separating out the skittles by color. Decide how many ounces of each color you want… Then collect 8-10 skittles per ounce of vodka, so for an example I did 8 ounces of each and used about 80 skittles of each color.
Next put the skittles with the correct amount of vodka in each water bottle/jar and shake a bunch.
Let them sit over night… I shook them each time I walked through the kitchen to help them out
Once everything is desolved and it looks kinda murky/thick but nothing big still floating, it is time to start filtering. This part gets MESSY so do this in an easy to clean location. After giving a bottle one last good shake, put the funnel into the measuring cup and line it with a few coffee filters. Pour the vodka through the filter… I had to scoop out goop every once in a while so that it would actually drain… this process takes patience and gets easier as you figure it out a little. once it is all through transfer the funnel to the decorative bottle and line it with one filter. Pour the vodka through again and fill the bottle. Cork the bottle, clean out the funnel and measuring cup and repeat with all of the colors. I choose to freeze mine and mix it with sprite or club soda (less sweet). enjoy!