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Swedish Fish Cordial...It's horrible!

 I have been playing about with making cordials (Infused Vodka) for a while now. I have had some successes (Really good ones) and some not so good ones. This is one of the not so good ones.
I hate Swedish Fish. Really really hate them. Rather lick a hedgehog than eat a Swedish Fish...But I have a friend who is nuts about them. In honor of her (Her name is Gazelle), I made the Gazelle Swedish Fish Cordial. This was inspired by the "Shoot The Rainbow" instructable-Which actually tastes good. 
If you know someone who loves these candy nightmares, make them a bottle. They may think you are the coolest.
Or they might curse you to your grave for having concocted such a nightmare.
First up...The stuff you need.
 
 
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Step 1: The nightmare begins. Here's the stuff.

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 First you need a bag of the little red fruity fish of satan.
Then a 1 quart jar (With lid)
Two cups of cheap vodka
A strainer
Coffee Filters
A large bowl or pitcher
A bottle that can be sealed.

You will need all of this eventually. Right away, you need the vodka, a jar and the fish.
Do I really need to mention that everything should be clean?
Really?

Step 2: Mix it up and wait

Put the fish into the jar and pour the vodka on top.
Put the top on tightly and slosh it around gently, then store in a cool dry place for a week.
I should have put mine in a closet. I had to stare at it every day as it mocked me with it's horribleness.
jeff-o4 years ago
Maybe you could use the leftover bits as fishing lures.
they are waaaayyy too soft for that lol. im making some now. filtering proccess is slow as hell though.
ilpug2 years ago
Honestly, I hate the majority of gummy candy, including swedish fish. Peach rings are damn good. That might make a great cordial.
I am curious to know what it tastes like, since I am in the process of making cordials myself. and I enjoy Swedish fish. however your review of it makes me wary.... but yes, it does look pretty :)
GwydTUnusual (author)  the walking stick3 years ago
Gazelle (My friend who adores Swedish fish) loved it! She said that it tasted exactly like Swedish Fish and then made me give her the recipe.
Give it a shot! I think you will be pleased!
Aww, I'm sorry you don't like Swedish Fish, but I LOVE them so I'm glad you posted this! Thankyouthankyouthankyou. I'm gonna try it asap. maybe tonight!
GwydTUnusual (author)  VanillaXtiffy3 years ago
Let me know how it turns out for you!
Some I have tried:
Gummy bears = failed (they didnt have enough flavor to transfer into the vodka)
those sour/sweet tangerine gummies = worked great!
Mango Fruit (fresh of course) = awesome
Peaches (picked from the tree) = awesome

To try:
peach O' Rings
as stated before twizzlers
canned peaches (for comparison)
Red Hots

GwydTUnusual (author)  The Expert Noob4 years ago
 Ooh...The peach O rings...I do like those! I'll try that.
I have had success with Cranberries, apples and spice, pear and spice, bananas, chai tea (And several other teas as well)...But I need to try the peach rings!
Good thinking!
GwydTUnusual (author) 4 years ago
 Well...The official review is in! Gazelle loved it! So, Swedish Fish fans- This is your drink! 
zieak4 years ago
I love that you posted the Instructable even though you hate Swedish Fish.  I like them but might try this with something like Twizzlers or Nibs.  Mmm. 
GwydTUnusual (author)  zieak4 years ago
 Thanks! I figured out that someone might enjoy it even if I didn't. 
Twizzlers sounds kinda good! Let me know how it turns out!
 How sweet did it turn out? I might drink vodka this way if it's a little sweeter than normal. :P
GwydTUnusual (author)  jessyratfink4 years ago
 It is much sweeter than plain vodka. Most cordials have added sugar syrup but since the infusion was with actual candy, it wasn't necessary. This stuff tastes like the candy.
I'll be putting up some of the other cordials I have made very soon. Ones I actually like. The process is really simple but the variety is endless.
GwydTUnusual (author) 4 years ago
 And this is my first instructable...Please comment so I can make better ones in the future!
Thanks!!
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