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 but made a few changes in terms of proportions. 

Step 1: What You'll Need

Solo Cups
Coffee Filters
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)

2 pounds of Skittles
1.75L of Vodka

Step 2: Sort and Dissolve

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. 

Step 4: Chill and Serve

Depending on how the process has gone, you will be left with anywhere from 60-70oz of Love Potions. 

Fill up your flasks in any manner you choose, with my leftover liquid that didn't fit in the five 10oz bottles I combined them into a sixth 10oz bottle. Of course you could just have bigger bottles.

Important Note: Putting the drinks in the freezer will cause the drinks to condense so fill the bottles up more than necessary.  

Hopefully one of these potions will cause your Valentine to fall madly in love with you!

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    12 Discussions


    7 years ago on Step 4

    WHERE did you get those cute little bottles? I love them & want some too! Thanks.

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    9 years ago on Introduction

     So, could you make a non-alcoholic version using carbonated water or Sprite?

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Yeah.. After I posted I thought about the carbonation... But I think I'll try it with Sprite sometime. Thanks!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Thanks I'm really glad you enjoyed them. I like "The shot that chases itself" label


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Ive never seen bottles like that, or, heard of orangina for that matter. Where is it from? Does the resulting liquid taste like skittles?

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    The potion gives you a good shot of skittles sweetness before the vodka kicks in