Common Man Cocktails

How To Make and Filter Skittles Infused Vodka

Skittles Infused Vodka, one of our highly requested vodka infusions. Unlike many other infusions, there are not many alternatives to the flavors of a Skittles vodka besides making it yourself; I don’t think Skittles are big advocates of making alcoholic spirits with their product–but we are!

Making the infusion is fairly easy: split the colors and fill 1/3rd of of a jar with a color. Repeat for all five colors and let them sit for 24-hours until all the product is absorbed into the vodka. This leaves you with a white gooey sludge floating on the top of the vodka which requires filtration.

The second phase of our Skittles vodka is to remove the white sludge from the top. This product is chalky, oily and sticks to most of the things it touches,  including coffee filters. So, we took the Aeropress for a ride and, wow, this thing made the job easy! While I do plan to use this in a week or so to filter my latest coconut rum infusion, it got the job done for our skittles vodka in short time. Each vodka bottle (375ml absolute bottle) took six-minutes to filter out with the Aeropress–a worthy time!

Overall, there is how we went about creating our Skittles Vodka, infused with real skittles and filtered with an Aeropress.

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7 Comments

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    Kris Deagle
    December 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Could you filter with the process you filtered the coconut rum with? Using the sieve, strainers and coffee filters?

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    Kris Deagle
    December 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Actually, just watched the episode…I am with you now.

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    dschommer
    December 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Sure, just may take some time, the chalky white goo isn’t nearly as airated as the coconut pieces, which you can push down on to squeeze out the goodness 🙂

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    Kris Deagle
    December 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Hmm, I am inclined to try this now. All of your homemade recipes look interesting and fun (plus, what is more rewarding than drinking your own brand rather than a manufacturers one?) but this will definitely be top of the list.

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    Kris Deagle
    December 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    The one issue is I live in Australia and as you know (and often mention in your videos), our liquor is expensive. Actually, everything of ours is expensive.

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    Kristian
    May 13, 2013 at 4:43 am

    No where near the most expensive bottle of flavoured vodka in the world.

    I’m assuming those are 700ml Absolut bottles? They go for about $40 here in Australia, which would cost me $200 for this experiment.

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      dschommer
      May 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

      Nope, they are 375ml bottles. So, my guess means about half the cost (but I doubt it’s that cut and dry on pricing)

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