Have you ever wished you could brew your own hard liquor without killing yourself or ruining your bathtub? Every guy’s thought about a magical booze font that endlessly rains the water of life down on him, but since we can’t have that yet, and starting from scratch can be expensive and time consuming, we’re presenting one of the next best things: Skittle-infused Vodka. It’s fast, easy, delicious, and versatile. I really wish I invented this idea; I imagine raunchy ads emblazoned with the perfect tag line: “get Skit-faced and puke the rainbow,” resulting in trillions of dollars, and me living out my life lounging in an orange-flavored pool surrounded by constantly tipsy models, living off a permanent buzz through osmosis. In any case, we stumbled across this brilliant idea in a number of DIY forums while mulling over affordable gifts for the holidays. Since no man wants to crochet personalized doilies, the idea of giving the gift of booze was an instant winner. We’ve documented the whole process for you so you too can get blasted in technicolor.
- Vodka; don’t bother getting ridiculous, expensive “premium” stuff. We really like Wyborowa; it’s a Polish Vodka that’s well priced, has a good taste and just enough of that throat sizzling burn to put hair on your chest and melt a Skittle. We used about 700ml per colour in our experiments. Think about a small water bottle mostly filled.
- Skittles…Craploads of Skittles. We bought the mega pound bag, and found that dividing it into the specific colors yielded enough of each for a good ratio of sugar to vodka. You can adjust Skittles to taste, and there’s nothing stopping you from hoarding them for a year and creating a batch to fill your hot tub.
- Bottles or jars to decant into. If you aren’t giving them away, then feel free to be lazy/cheap and rinse out plastic bottles that have a screw on lid. If you want them to look freakin’ awesome and impressive, try a dollar store- we found bar bottles with a pouring jig for a buck.
- Coffee filters. Hit up the dollar store again, you’ll be going through a fair amount of these as you refine your delicious nectar.