This is a really easy recipe that will produce a delicious and colourful rainbow of homemade Skittles vodka.
You could make a batch as home-made gifts. Getting into a thrifty mindset, it is a great idea to make and prepare DIY Gifts all year round. Have a little stockpile of beautifully-made, special presents, ready to give loved ones, family and friends. Making your own gifts can save you a small fortune.
It’s easy to believe that the more you spend on a present, the more the recipient will feel loved. The truth is, the more thought and time you put into a present, the more the recipient will KNOW they are loved.
Why not put even more thought into the gift by personalising and decorating the labels for each bottle. You could write on the glass with a Sharpie, or decorate the bottles with 3D Embellishing paste – as in this previous article: 3D embellished glass jars
You will need
First off you will need clean, sterilised, small glass bottles with screw top or stoppered lids. You can shop around kitchen stores or supermarkets during the sales to find cheap, empty, glass bottles.
You can save even more money by recycling your empty small glass bottles. Supermarkets sell small wine bottles that you can re-use once you’ve enjoyed the contents.. or try using empty soy-sauce or vinegar bottles.
To recycle your own bottles, ensure you wash each bottle and lid thoroughly. When you have a good stash, sterilise in bulk, all the bottles and lids using sterilising solution. You can buy a pot of sterilising powder for under £2 which will make a few batches of sterilising solution – available from anywhere that sells home-brewing equipment, or here is one from Amazon – VWP Cleanser and sterilser – 100g
Skittles vodka recipe
- 2 family-sized bags of Skittles
- 1.5 litres of vodka (two 75cl bottles)
- feel free to double up if you want to make a large batch for presents
- Separate the Skittles into piles of each colour
- Place each colour in a clean mason jar or bottle
- Top up with vodka
- Screw the lids onto each bottle nice and tightly and give each bottle a really good shake
- You can now leave the bottles overnight (if you’re in a hurry), or for a day or so. Shake the bottles a few times a day, to help the Skittles to dissolve into the vodka
- After a couple of days the Skittles will have completely dissolved. You will have created a fruity rainbow of Skittles vodka
- Filter the vodka through a coffee filter or cheese cloth at this point, to remove the sugary sediment
- Pour the Skittles vodka into smaller gift-sized bottles
- Screw the lids tightly on the smaller gift-sized bottles and decorate away
As an alternative to separating the colours, you can add all the colours into one batch minus the green ones (which can make it taste sour) and make a separate green batch or just eat the leftover green skittles!
If you are running short of time and need to have it ready in an hour rather than soaking over night… simply shake the mixture vigorously every ten minutes and you will still create a very tasty skittles vodka.
What to do with your Skittles vodka
- This Skittles vodka is best served chilled straight from the fridge, or over ice. It is delicious when you add lemonade or tonic water as it’s pretty strong if you drink it neat!
- This Skittles vodka should be stored in a cool dark place and will keep for months.. but you know it won’t have a chance to last that long!
- Get creative if you are making little bottles of Skittles vodka as gifts, maybe tie a ribbon around the neck. You could decorate the label with glitter or a Sharpie pen, use 3D embelishing paste on the glass, or perhaps tie a parcel label around the neck and write ‘Drink Me’ on it
Enjoy, drink responsibly and get used to being incredibly popular – as you start to give bottles of home-made alcohol as gifts!
You might enjoy these related homemade alcohol recipes…
If you would like to receive Thrifty Sustainability updates by email when a new article is added, please subscribe here: