19 September 2006

The Illustrated Guide To...


Skittles Vodka!


"Hey Apu, have you got any of that beer with candy floating in it? You know - skittle brau?"
"No, but this is better!"

In time to get it ready for the weekend, here is my so-easy-a-drunk-could-do-it (which is kind of the point!) guide to making your own, fabulous...skittle vodka!

You will need a 700mL bottle of vodka and a 250gram (share-pack size) packet of skittles, another empty bottle, a funnel and a tea strainer.

  • Start by pouring out about 1/4 of the vodka, to make room for the skittles (you might at this stage want to do a quality-control taste test of the vodka). Then, put all of the skittles except for the green ones, into the bottle (the green skittles will turn the skittle vodka brown).



  • Then give the bottle a good shake to get the colours to mix, and leave it to stand. Over the next few hours, the skittles will slowly start to dissolve.

    After three hours

  • Over the next two days, the skittles will dissolve, and the sugar will form a thick scum on the top.

    Sk_vok_24

    Your skittles vodka is almost ready when there are no traces of skittles on the bottom of the bottle.

  • All that's left to do now is remove the sugar scum from the vodka! The easiest way I've found to do this is put the bottle in the freezer for a few hours. Then, place a funnel inside the neck of a clean empty vodka bottle, and put a tea strainer inside that. Then pour the chilled skittles vodka through the funnel into the empty bottle. The frozen sugar scum will be filtered out.

    SK_vok_done

    Time now to enjoy! Try doing it in shots, or having in a highball with soda water (it is much too sweet to mix with lemonade - I even think so, and I have three sugars in my coffee). You could even try adding gelatine to make skittles vodka jelly - now there's an idea for next time...
  • 8 comments:

    Rex said...

    I guess if you are going to develop diabetes, you might as well be drunk too!!

    sikamikanico said...

    AND have rotting teeth! It's a tridefecta.

    Lux Lisbon said...

    *waving back from helsingborg sweden*

    cotard said...

    ...sheer genius!

    kitekat said...

    :O oh i want some!

    sikamikanico said...

    Not till you're 16.

    (Three months, three days to go...)

    kitekat said...

    in that case... could you possibly make some for my birthday? =)

    sikamikanico said...

    All right I will. Don't tell Mutti.

    (I don't think Vati would care, unless you were actually falling down the stairs)