Friday, June 1, 2012
Skittles Infused Alcohol?
This recipe is from an info-graphic by Iheartmonster that floats around the web quite often. I made a few alterations for a test run.
I followed the info-graphic for the most part, but I had no vodka. I used everclear instead...which caused a bit of an issue. I also used a small bag of skittles and had just enough to make to make a small batch.
You need 60 skittles of one color ( i used red and there were only 60 in the small bag) per 6 .oz of vodka ( I used everclear).
-separate the skittles by color
-add 60 skittles to a clean and empty plastic water bottle (or another bottle)
-add 6 .oz of vodka
-shake and let the skittles completely dissolve. (lots of shaking or let it sit over night)
-filter the brew threw a coffee filter
This only makes about 8 oz per color. I only did red for the experiment.
In the end, the skittles took a very long time to dissolve because I used everclear instead of vodka. There is a solubility issue because vodka has much more water than everclear. It still worked and tasted great though. I added some seltzer water to it and it made a tasty drink. I would recommend getting a larger bag of skittles and using vodka instead of everclear like the info-graphic suggests.
Im going to start up a batch of Chianti here soon and make some more smash