How to Make Skittles Vodka

Skittles Infused Vodka:
How to Make Skittles Vodka

How to make Skittles vodka — A trend that seems to be catching on around the boozy world is infusing vodka with candies or lozenges. Probably the most popular of these methods is infusing vodka with Skittles. We’ve also seen Fisherman’s Friend (throat lozenges) used as well.

Likely, this trend comes to us from Russia where they make a drink called Nastoyka – an infused vodka drink usually containing one or more of a wide variety of spices, herbs or berries. Originally, vodka was mixed with certain herbs and spices for medicinal purposes. Later people began to like the medicine’s effect better if it was administered orally – and so they drank.


Learning how to make Skittles vodka is pretty straightforward.  The method is basically the same no matter what you are infusing the vodka with – although you may need to strain more for some than others, depending on what you’re infusing your vodka with.


How to Make Skittles Vodka – What You’ll Need

  • 1.75L (40oz) bottle of Vodka
  • 1 pound bag (about 450g or equivalent) of Skittles
  • 5 Flasks or similar bottles
  • funnel
  • 5 empty plastic water bottles
  • coffee filters or paper towel for straining

How to Make Skittles Vodka – the Steps

Step 1: Pour approximately 8 ounces of vodka into each empty water bottle.

Step 2: Separate the Skittles into their five colours and then add the red Skittles to one water bottle, orange to another, green to the third etc until you have five different colored vodka Skittle combinations in your water bottles.

Step 3: Shake the hell out of em! Once you’ve shaken them for a bit, put them in the fridge to let them more fully dissolve overnight.

Step 4: Filter out the junk. You’ll see a lot of white floaties in the vodka. Use either coffee filters – you may have to use 3 or 4 – or paper towels to fully strain the mixture. Once you’ve strained them out into a bowl or pitcher or something (making sure there are no floaties left), transfer your Skittle infused vodka into your flasks or whatever you’re using to store your Skittle vodka.

Step 5: Enjoy your 5 different flavours of Skittle-infused vodka.


Now that you’ve made your Skittle-ey vodka, you’re probably pondering ways to enjoy it. Let us get you started with that.

Try enjoying the vodka straight – as a shot. Then try mixing it with lighter mixes such as 7-up and ginger ale. Next try mixing with cranberry juice.

Keep in mind that the infused vodka is already quite sweet thanks to the Skittles. So, be careful with adding it to sweet mixes.

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