Instructables

Love Potions

Love Potions (AKA Skittles Vodka) are a great gift for your dream girl on Moping Day...I mean Valentine's Day. It took about three days to brew these concoctions so make sure you start early enough. I got the basic recipe from mixthatdrink.com/skittles-vodka-tutorial/ but made a few changes in terms of proportions. 
 
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

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Materials:
Solo Cups
Coffee Filters
Funnel
5-6 Flasks/Bottles - I used 10oz Orangina bottles (great to drink while making this stuff)
5 plastic bottles - I used Gatorade bottles because of the wide mouth and screw top (also great to drink)

Ingredients:
2 pounds of Skittles
1.75L of Vodka
Love

Step 2: Sort and Dissolve

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Sort out the five different skittle colors from all 2lbs, and put them in your 5 plastic bottles.

Add 12oz (1/5 of the 1.75L bottle) of vodka to each skittles container. Seal the bottles and shake each bottle vigorously every few hours. Takes about 24 hours to dissolve the skittles completely.

Also I would recommend wearing gloves when handling so many skittles and the mixtures as it stains your fingers and took four days to get out.     

Step 3: Filter

Once the skittles have dissolved, a foam is left on the mixtures and must be removed. Use your coffee filters and solo cups to accomplish this as quickly as possible. Wear those gloves!

Originally I tried using paper towels to filter the foam away but it soaked up too much of the vodka and took a really long time. Therefore I switched to the coffee filters, but these still took some time to filter the drink so I had multiple setups going at once. Make sure you only add a little vodka onto the filters at one time because the foam will build up and stop the drink from moving through. Scrap off the foam once it builds up and squeeze any vodka left in the filters into the cup below.

This process took a few hours and requires your attention. 
WHERE did you get those cute little bottles? I love them & want some too! Thanks.
Grymee (author)  Cybercyanide2 years ago
Those are simply empty Orangina bottles. They're awesome
Zem4 years ago
 So, could you make a non-alcoholic version using carbonated water or Sprite?
Grymee (author)  Zem4 years ago
I honestly don't know how that would turn out but my instinct says no. I don't think the water would dissolve the skittles that well or take on the flavor. The Sprite would probably work better, however I think you would lose a lot of the carbonation in the process. Maybe if you grinded up the skittles before adding them to the sprite it would help
if your goal is simply non-alchoholic fruitiy drink, uh, Kool-aid? Or a squirt of flavored syrup or candy flavors in sprite, adding a drop or two of food color if needed. You can make condensed Kool-aid and thin it out with club soda if you want a carbonated version.
Zem Grymee4 years ago
 Yeah.. After I posted I thought about the carbonation... But I think I'll try it with Sprite sometime. Thanks!
jwystup4 years ago
These are amazing!! We didn't have any fancy bottles, we just put them back in the gatorade bottles but we're planning on finding some pretty ones for next time! Everyone loves them. There isn't much alcohol taste to it, especially for doing a shot of vodka. It has been deemed "The shot that chases itself" since the skittles aftertaste makes you forget you just took a shot!

As far as sprite goes, the vodka wound up very sweet and it might be too much sugar.
Grymee (author)  jwystup4 years ago
 Thanks I'm really glad you enjoyed them. I like "The shot that chases itself" label
l8nite4 years ago
Ive never seen bottles like that, or, heard of orangina for that matter. Where is it from? Does the resulting liquid taste like skittles?
Grymee (author)  l8nite4 years ago
http://www.orangina.eu/en

The potion gives you a good shot of skittles sweetness before the vodka kicks in
Nope, not at all! Orangina is basically orange juice.
Orangina is the best drink ever, and you can do so much with the bottles.