FOR THE GROWN UPS: Jolly Rancher Vodka Shots

Russian Standard VodkaJolly Rancher Hard Candy comes in a variety of popular and delicious fruit flavours and it has proved one of our most popular ranges over the years.

So when we stumbled across a way of adding the Jolly Rancher flavour to vodka we were SOOOO excited!

There are various suggestions of how to make Jolly Rancher vodka scattered across the internet, but few actually use the candy itself, instead using a range of ingredients to try and copy the incredible flavour. This one, though, uses just two ingredients – vodka and Jolly Rancher hard candy!

We suggest using a mid-range vodka – not dirt cheap stuff with a harsh taste that will overpower the fruit flavours and there’s no need to buy the best to ensure a taste sensation.

Vladivar VodkaYou’ll need a litre bottle (enough for four different flavoured vodkas) so we recommend either Vladivar (£15.50 at ASDA) or Russian Standard (£17 at ASDA) vodka for this.

You’ll also need 12 Jolly Rancher hard candies of the same flavour for each one you’re going to make and 8.5 ounce (240ml approx.) flasks or seal-able bottles into which you can get the candy.

Got all that? Right, here’s what you do.

    • Put the 12 single flavour Jolly Rancher candies into a flask/bottle.
    • Pour over the vodka until the flask/bottle is pretty much full.
    • Seal the flask/bottle and leave for 8 to 12 hours.
    • By this time the candy should have dissolved and you’ll be left with brightly coloured liquid.

Jolly Rancher Vodka

    • Put your flask/bottle into the freezer for a couple of hours to chill.

Jolly Rancher Vodka

  • Remove and serve as shots.


Love Bite

Love Bite

As you’ve got approximately 240ml of each flavour you’ve made, shots aren’t your only option. You can use the flavoured vodka with mixers or in cocktails too!

A shot or two of any of the flavours can be mixed with lemonade, soda water or tonic water, but try these two cocktails as well…they’re delicious!

  • Love Bite – just replace the cherry liqueur with Cherry Jolly Rancher Vodka
  • Raspberry Kamikaze – replace the Chambord with Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher Vodka

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