Don’t think I’ll have that problem. 1. The kids in my neighborhood always trick-or-treat in force and I always run out before the end of the night. 2. I don’t have any kids that’ll be bringing candy home. But let’s say you come across excess candy and you are tired of just binge watching TV and eating candy. Well, you could make a drink out of the candy! The good people over at www.candystore.com have put together some recipes to make some drinks with all that candy. They also put together some simple guidelines:
- Go for a mid-range Vodka. You can infuse any kind of vodka, but we don’t see why you’d spend good money on a bottle of Grey Goose only to adulterate it. Avoid the plastic-jug vodka, but get something in the middle tier — something you wouldn’t be too upset if you ruined.
- Stick with a single flavor/color per infusion. Throughout this list you’ll find many multi-flavor candies. While you can toss them all into a jar and pour vodka on top, what you’ll get is an oddly flavored, brown-looking mess. If you’re using Jolly Ranchers, for instance, use just the watermelon — or, if you’re feeling adventurous, combine all the flavors that are colored red. But mixing and matching usually produces dreary looking results.
- Use mason jars or other glass containers. We saw some people using plastic containers to infuse vodka. While there are certainly platics that can withstand alcohol, we really don’t recommend it. You’ll do just fine with a mason jar.
- Some candies absorb alcohol well. This isn’t so much a guideline as a reminder. If you infuse gummy candy like gummy bears, they’re going to absorb a good amount of that alcohol. Find a way to serve them.
- No sugar coating. Most people don’t want to infuse something like sour candy, because the sugar coating will render the vodka far too sweet.
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