Popcorn & Banana Tic Tac Vodka

….made with Minions!!

Here’s one I’ve been meaning to post up for a little while, now finally online in time for ‘National Vodka Day’ (seriously though, who makes these days??) – popcorn and banana flavoured vodka, made using Tic Tacs. The latter was made using Minion Tic Tacs – their sacrifice shall not be in vain!

For the popcorn-flavoured vodka, I poured one container’s worth of Tic Tacs into the bottle, then just a little extra from another container, then allowed to brew.

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Around 90 minutes later, it looked like this….

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Then the following day, it looked like this….

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To play it safe, I decided to allow it to brew for another day, then moved on to the next one.

For the banana-flavoured vodka, I added about half of a large container, equivalent of a regular sized one. A little less may have sufficed, as it left more to filter out, but it was still worth it.

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I ended up having bits of Minion floating around….

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A few days later, both had the right scent – just needed to be filtered and taste-tested.

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Given that this was my first attempt at flavouring vodka, I was quite pleased with how they turned out, having tasted both. Still need to try these out on friends, hope they’re ready….

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Sweet Shop Shots (part 1)

Adult refreshments inspired by childhood treats

Over the past several months, I’ve been playing around with various themes for shots and cocktails. These include films, Marvel superheroes, cakes and this one – sweets (or ‘candy’, depending on where you are). Having discovered that it was possible to purchase Fruit Salad and Black Jack-flavoured schnapps, I was inspired to expand on that theme and see what others I could come up with. Feeling nostalgic? I was!

Sweet Shop‘ – Bubble Gum Soda & Fruit Salad schnapps

Combined them to make a shot, and also a cocktail.

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Bountiful‘ – Chocolate Mickey Finn & Coconut Rum

The clue’s in the name!

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Fruity Jack‘ – Black Jack & Fruit Salad schnapps

Had to put the two together!

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Raspberry Creme‘ – Chocolate Mickey Finn & Grenadine

You know the Raspberry Creme chocolate you often get in boxes of chocolate?

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Jelly Peach‘ – Peach schnapps, Orange juice and Grenadine

Served with the inspiration behind it. I was so happy to discover that it was still possible to buy peach jellies, as they were a favourite of mine.

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This is just the first handful I’ve made – I’ll post the next part once I’ve tried out some other ideas. Hope you enjoy these.

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