How to Make Jelly Bean Infused Vodka

Pin It PIN IT!

This recipe, for those who are wondering, isn’t healthy, low-fat, gluten-free or low-sugar. I mean, it’s vodka made from jelly beans, so. But with Easter just a few days away, I knew I had to share it. Because what’s better than vodka and candy, mixed together? It’s exactly what I’d like to find hiding in my Easter basket.

infused vodka

Infusing vodka is actually really easy. It doesn’t require any sort of fancy equipment. In fact, all you need is a mason jar, candy and some vodka. Really, it’s that simple. Then after mixing, you let it sit, fester (that sounds gross, but I’m too tired to think of another word) and infuse for about 2 days. Then you strain and are left with a gorgeous bright liquid that tastes like pure candy heaven.

To start with, pour about 1/4 cup of jelly beans into mason jars.

Jelly bean vodka

beans

Then pour about 1/2 cup of your favorite vodka over the beans. I used Purity, which is a new favorite of mine. It’s so crystal clear and smooth, it tastes almost better than the very expensive brands.

PicMonkey Collage

Infuse vodka4

Then you screw the top on and let it sit for 48 hours to really infuse. You could probably do it in 24 – 36 hours, but it won’t be as sweet and may be really strong still.

infusing

vodka

Then pour the vodka through a wire mesh strainer to remove the beans and the extra sugar particles.

And then you’re done! It’s that easy guys, it really is. In fact, it’s a really fun gift idea for your adult friends and family on Easter. Imagine how happy everyone would be to find jelly bean vodka in their baskets! In mason jars! Now, your next question, how on earth do you drink this? Well, if you’re bold, you can sip it on its own since it is sweet and tastes like candy. If you can’t stomach straight vodka, add a few splashes of champagne to make a fun spritzer. My new favorite cocktail right now is the pink jelly bean vodka, champagne and a twist of lemon, it’s INSANE.

Jelly bean vodka cocktail

So there you have it, the easiest homemade vodka on the planet. Plus, it’s quite pretty don’t you think? Just make sure the kids don’t think it’s for them!

Jelly Bean Infused Vodka

bean infusing vodka

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS RECIPE!

Yields about 2/3 cup (two different flavors).
Prep time: >10 minutes
Infusing time: 48 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup jelly beans (I used two different flavors)
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 mason jars with lids

Directions:

  1. Pour 1/4 cup of each flavor jelly bean into sterile mason jars. To keep the flavors the best, don’t mix the colored jelly beans. 
  2. Then top the jelly beans with 1/2 cup of vodka. Screw the top back onto the jars and place in room temperature. Let sit for 48 hours.
  3. Once infused, strain the jelly bean vodka into another jar to remove the jelly beans and the extra sugar. Serve with your favorite champagne or sip on its own!

Nutritional information per shot (about 1.5 ounces):

Calories: 158
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 13.6 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Protein: 0 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 1

Leave a Comment

Comments

  1. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez-Murray on
    Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    Oh this is awesome and I bet it takes on a bit of the flavor of the beans! Genius idea Claire, love it!
  2. Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    oh my gosh! i know what i'm doing with the bottle of vodka we have lying around...
  3. Posted by JulieD on
    Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    So cute!! I used to have this jolly rancher drink in college...and this reminds me of it...looks so good, Claire!
  4. Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    this is a fantastic idea - i have thought about doing this with gummy bears but its so appropriate for Easter yay
  5. Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    Maybe it's not healthy or low fat, but there are days when it will be perfect :D
  6. Posted by Liz on
    Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    What a marvelous idea! I'd love to give this to my girlfriends :)
  7. Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    oh my goodness, yum yum yum!!
  8. Friday, March 29th, 2013
    This. Is. Awesome. And I have jelly beans AND vodka lying around... what are the odds?? :)
  9. Posted by Helen on
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
    Just tried this and it looks great! I'm going to pour it into a glass preserving bottle, tie a little bag of jelly beans to the side and give as a birthday present.

    One thing - I recommend using only plain coloured Jelly Beans as I've used Tutti Fruity flavour and it's gone a muddy purple hue because of the mix of colourings. The bubblegum jar is looking yummy though.

    I'm also trying a Lemon Sherbet version which is tasting great already.
  10. Monday, March 3rd, 2014
    I am actually glad to read this webpage posts which contains
    lots of valuable information, thanks for providing these kinds of statistics.
  11. Posted by android black market on
    Monday, March 10th, 2014
    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post. I wanted tto write a
    little comment to support you.