Ever have “one of those days?” Mine seem to happen whenever one that ends in ‘y’ rolls around.
Like the day I got a flat tire, and the mechanic charged me twice and put my bank account in the negative. Only, I didn’t find out until the next morning when I woke up to a dead battery in the same car and couldn’t pay for the replacement.
Sadly, days like this are the norm around me. I don’t have luck and would gladly wear a rabbits foot in my hair or a four leaf clover in my pocket if it meant I’d catch a break in my personal storm of chaos.
I don’t make lemonade out of lemons. I squirt them in people’s eyes and then I make Skittles Vodka. You should too.
- 7 1/2 cups of your favorite vodka
- 5 bags (2.17 oz) of original Skittles (Don’t you DARE try to tell me that’s equal to one of those big bags. I don’t’ want to know…la la la la)
- 5 Mason jars with lids
Start by separating each color of Skittle into it’s own jar. You could have your kids help if you’re a crappy parent. I’m not a fan of segregation, but it’s important here. Sorry. You’ll notice there’s less grape than anything else. I’m convinced it’s because grape is the most vile thing on the planet, but really!
Cover each jar with 1 1/2 cups of vodka. Put a seal and lid on each jar. Give it a few shakes. Ooooh and Aaaah at the shades of rainbow. Dream of tasting the rainbow.
Allow to sit for 1-3 days. Shake whenever you feel like it to dissolve the sugar.When ready, most of the Skittles will be dissolved, and you’ll see a thick scum on the top of the jars. You may see some chunks on the bottom of the jar and that’s okay too. That’s part of the sugars and ‘other ingredients’. We’re going to get rid of all that, so don’t worry about it.
When ready to use or chill, strain each jar through cheesecloth or an old t-shirt to get the funk out. I strain them into a bowl and pour the contents right back in the Mason jars. They store great in the fridge-a-mer-ator.
What you’re left with is pure joy. Mix it up and play with mixers and juices.
Especially the red. It’s my favorite and always the first I drown my sorrows in. I like it straight.
Red is really good mixed with Club Soda.
Yellow/Green/Orange is great with a lemon-lime soda.
Purple…well, I’m not a fan. So, um, maybe some grape soda? Or throw it at the most handsome man in your house and scream “Ew, drink it or something. Ugh!”
Any way you shake it, Skittle Vodka is glorious. It got me through part of this past winters’ blizzard and I’ll love it forever.
You’ll be happy. And drunk. But most important, happy and seeing double.
Double rainbow – all the way –