The obvious things to go for are the hard candies like Jolly Ranchers or those yummy Old Fashioned Candy Sticks that come in a million different flavours. I decided to keep it simple for now and just try one flavour as a test. Since Jolly Ranchers have already been done, I decided to test out one of those Candy Stick flavours. So, after much deliberation, we grabbed 5 cotton candy flavoured sticks (and a bunch of others just for eats) and began the experiment. In hindsight, I think it would have made more sense to just buy actual cotton candy if I am going to try a cotton candy flavoured vodka but too late now!! (maybe I'll try that another time)
Here is what I used:
2 cup (500 mL) mason jar
1 cup plain vodka (any brand will do)
5 candy sticks (I will probably put at least one more in next time)
4 coffee filters
Here's how I did it:
- Break candy sticks into pieces small enough to fit in your jar and be completely covered by your vodka.
- Pour in the vodka and shake it up
- Let the mixture sit overnight to allow the candy to dissolve, you can shake it a few more times during this time to speed up the process if you want.
- Once the candies have disintegrated, shake it up one more time, then pour it through the coffee filter to remove undissolved sediment. (I filtered mine 4 times and there was still some left over :(, obviously I need to come up with a better system)
- Get your drink on!
|Right after I poured the vodka in|
|After sitting a couple of hours|
|This is what it looked like when I got home from work the next day. The candy had completely|
disintegrated but left a ton of debris in the bottom of the jar.
|This is what the first filter looked like once most of the mixture had strained through, |
a ton of stuff was filtered out...
|...but obviously not all of it!|
|Here is the mixture in a shot (which I could not take, anyone who can handle shots is more than |
welcome to try this!). There is still plenty of sediment left over in the bottom
of the mason jar :(
|This is how I drank the previously mentioned shot!|
I thought this flavour was kind of "meh" to be honest (2/5). I tried to take a shot of it but vodka shots are just too hard for me to handle!! I was really hoping for the candy flavour to soften the harshness of the vodka more. I'm gonna give some other flavours a go though, and hope they turn out better!