- 1300 grams of Skittles [$18 at Costco]
- 4 liters of vodka [$60 at Costco]
- Five 1 liter bottles [$25 at Ikea]
- Paper towels
- 1 liter bowl
- 5 bowls
SortingThe first tedious part of this process is sorting the Skittles into their various colors (ostensibly, flavors). I sat down in front of the Singapore Grand Prix with six plates: one for each of the five Skittles colors and an extra on which to dump packages for sorting. I bough a box of 36 normal-size (61 gram) packages of Skittles from Costco and ended up using 22 of the packs. To sort them, I poured a few packages onto one of the plates and separated the candies onto the five others.
AssemblyNow comes the easy part. To get the Skittles into my narrow-mouthed bottles, I made a simple paper funnel and carefully poured the candies in. Easy. Then, I just used my liquid funnel to fill each bottle with vodka.
Shake and Wait
After each of the containers was filled, I gave them a quick shake; within a few hours, much of the candies had dissolved. I left them overnight, and by the next day all that was left was a small bed of white pebbles in the bottom of each bottle.
Finally, the filtration. This step is the most difficult, because it requires a lot of patience even though you’re almost done!
A lot of the mass of Skittles is binderâ€”corn starch and the like. It leaves a significant amount of scum onthe top of your Skittles vodka mix. To strain it off, I started by using standard office coffee filters, but those clogged very quickly. I switched to normal paper towels, which made filtering take about 5 minutes per bottle. After filtering, re-bottle and enjoy your super-sweet vodka rainbow!