A slight detour from laser based articles. We’re off on another convention next weekend, and Joy is taking some special gin. 🙂
A lot of people make Skittle vodka by dumping a load of Skittles into bottles of vodka, but this involves a lot of filtering afterwards, and still leaves the vodka cloudy. By using Jolly Ranchers you can totally skip the filtering stage, and they also dissolve a lot quicker.
So, here’s the recipe for making Jolly Rancher Gin. Not exactly hard, but thought it was worth writing up.
- Gin – a 1.5l bottle will be more than enough. You may have enough with just 1l.
- 5 x 250ml flasks. We got these: Eddingtons Roma Bottles 250ml x 6
- 1 x 14oz bag of Jolly Ranchers. People in the UK can get them from here: Jolly Ranchers Original – 396g
Thats it, nothing special. Start off by making sure the bottles are thouroughly cleaned if you’ve just got them from the distributor. Then open your bag of Jolly Ranchers and start sorting them into the five flavours
You will need approximately a dozen of each flavour, but it will depend on how many of each flavour comes in the bag. No doubt you’ll find too many of one, and not enough of the other. Next, unwrap all your sweets and start popping them into the bottles.
Once the sweets are in, start filling the bottles with gin. Slowly fill up until you hit the bottom of the neck. Once filled, simply put the lids on and give them a good shake.
All that needs to be done now is to wait for the sweets to totally dissolve. This takes between 12 and 24 hours, and will probably need a shake or two to stop it forming into layers and to speed up the dissolve.
Thats it, dead simple, and so much easier than skittles. Enjoy!