2x 32 fl oz mason jars
2x 30 mini candy canes (4.2 oz)
1.75L Smirnoff Vodka
Pretty simple y’all. I placed each box of mini candy canes in each jar. Of course, washed the jars first and unwrapped the candy canes. (Some people will argue that washing the jars is unnecessary because “alcohol will kill the germs” and I say, “ew!”) I split the whole bottle between the two jars and it was a good split and just enough.
Infusing vodka can take anywhere from two days to a week, depending on taste and how much flavor you want. It’s not an exact science. With peppermint candy canes though your jar will eventually start to look like the picture below. No fear, I just checked on it daily in the fridge and gave it a shake. The first couple of days I could still hear the candy in the jars.
The best part about using candy to infuse your vodka is that it dissolves as opposed to fruit which you have to filter. So after enough time I just funneled it back in to the original bottle.
Be prepared for spillage. I forgot that by adding the dissolved candy canes I added to the volume. (Gah, Science!)
Good enough to drink straight, and this means a lot since I don’t usually like vodka. For Christmas though, I plan on mixing it with eggnog or some Hershey’s chocolate syrup.