Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Toffee Vodka

 Apothecary Bottle by Toasted Glass

A lot of flavoured vodkas require patience and effort to get the desired result, but this one is so ridiculously simple, there really is no need to buy it ready made. All you need is some vodka (it needn't be the most expensive bottle on the shelf) and some Werthers Original butter candies - I'm sure other brands are available, but I haven't heard of them and these are sold, pretty much everywhere.

Ingredients

35cl vodka
10 butter candy sweets

Method

Unwrap the sweets and place in a microwaveable bowl with just enough water to cover the candy.
Heat in the microwave on full power for about 4 minutes or until the sweets have fully melted - at this stage the mixture should have reduced in volume and be bubbling like molten lava.
Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, bearing in mind that it may well be hot, so please protect your hands.
Ensure that the vodka is at room temperature - if you pour chilled vodka into the mixture, the candy will harden immediately.
Add the vodka to the toffee and stir to mix - you may find that a little of the toffee does harden and adhere to the spoon, but it should be a very minimal amount.
Once the mixture is fully dissolved, allow to cool and store in an airtight bottle or container where it should be good to drink for several weeks, if not longer.
If you are partial to drinking chilled, vodka shots then store in the fridge and give it a shake before serving as the mixture may separate over time.

Toffee vodka is an integral part of the Coupe Suzette cocktail that I created in celebration of Pancake Day - click here for recipe.

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