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Red Hot Liqueur

Rated as 4.82 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
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 21 0 0 9 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.

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??

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 cont...

I let all all my candy dissolve.

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 ad...

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.