Rating: 4.82 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2.5 cups liqueur
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

193 calories; carbohydrates 21g; sodium 8.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2017
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. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2015
Great idea! Makes for great gifts, too! Where can I get those labels and neat bottles?? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2017
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. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2015
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 holiday gifts! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2016
A delightful flavored vodka but not sure the sugar content is high enough to categorize it as a liqueur. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2019
I used a spice grinder (half at a time) and a cup with a lid on it to mix (shaken not stirred). I love making my own concoctions with vodka rum or whisky and this is a fine recipe that I'll add to my collection. Great idea! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2020
Loved this! Used tequila (had some extra) instead of vodka. I didn't make it for gifts, wanted to try it out first. In the morning, I just put everything in a covered container and shook container every so often. Then stirred the last few candies that hadn't dissolved, by evening it was ready to enjoy. Tasted like fireballs. Thank your friends for giving you this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
So tasty and easy! Looks great too super festive. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2020
I let all all my candy dissolve. Read More