After the Skittles experiment, we tried a few other combinations, but unfortunately we were so eager to try them that we totally failed at taking pictures or forming any coherent thoughts about the results. In the coming weeks, we'll probably recreate some of the better ones.
In the meantime, we put together a new batch of infusions. The following selection was chosen from our candy stash:
And also some Pez. We neglected to get a picture of the packaging, but I'm sure you all have a pretty good idea what Pez looks like.
Matt tests the Warheads for quality control purposes.
All four took on a strange cloudy consistency immediately after adding the vodka. This is normal... really.
The Pez and Warheads dissolved within the first couple hours. The Baskin-Robbins and Werthers took longer. We let them all sit overnight in the freezer, giving them a shake whenever we happened to remember to, then strained them out the next day. By that time, both the Caramel Mint Werthers and the Cookies n' Cream Baskin-Robbins candies had taken odd a rather disturbingly creamy appearance.
Cookies n' Cream Candy + Vodka = Chocolate Milk of Death?
Meanwhile, the Pez and Warhead infusions had assumed some delightfully terrifying colors.
The pink/blue strained easily through a coffee filter; we had to use cheesecloth for the creamy ones.
Then, it was time for the moment of truth...
Pez: Probably the blandest of the four. Didn't taste bad but didn't have much unique flavor of its own. Mostly just tasted like sugar.
Blue Raspberry Warheads: Everyone had the same reaction to this: Shoot, stare, say "mmm", then double over in pain. The sourness transferred over amazingly well.
Caramel Mint Werthers: Truly a success. Had a rich smoothness that would transfer well into a plethora of mixed drinks.
Cookies n' Cream Hard Candies: My personal favorite. Tasted rather like a melted milkshake, with some alcohol thrown in for shits and giggles.
As promised, here are some drink recipes :)
Foo-Foo Irish Coffee
* 1 cup hot coffee
* 2 oz Caramel Mint Werthers-infused vodka
* splash of Irish whiskey
Top with whipped cream and serve to a hot underage barista.
* 2 oz Blue Raspberry Warhead-infused vodka
* 1 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
* dash of lime juice
Shake, strain, and serve as a shooter.
Bonus Drink: Candy Raver!!
* 1/2 oz Blue Raspberry Warhead-infused vodka
* 1/2 oz Pez-infused vodka
Layer blue over pink like so: