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Red Hot Liqueur

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is dead simple to make, and I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it came out. The candy's spicy cinnamon flavor and sweetness really mellows the burn of drinking straight 80-proof booze."
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2 h 10 m servings 193 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (2.5 cups liqueur)


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  1. Pour red hot candies into a resealable plastic bag. Crush candies with a mallet or rolling pin. Transfer crushed candies to a food processor and pulse until candies form a fine powder.
  2. Stir candy powder and vodka together in a bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let rest until powder is dissolved, at least 2 hours.
  3. Pour vodka mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and discard any candy pieces that did not dissolve. Pour vodka into a bottle and seal.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 193 calories; 0 g fat; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is great, but I tried a similar concoction once. Vodka with cherry metholyptus cough drops. Put it this way, cough be GONE. Not advised.

So tasty and easy! Looks great, too, super festive.

A delightful flavored vodka, but not sure the sugar content is high enough to categorize it as a liqueur.

Made this as written using 80 proof Burnett's vodka. Let it sit for about 4 hours and then filtered, bottled and stored in the fridge. Excellent and will definitely make again....maybe holida...

Great idea! Makes for great gifts, too! Where can I get those labels and neat bottles??