Butterscotch Vodka

I love giving flavored/infused liquor as gifts. Skittles vodka and grapefruit gin are two of my previous favorites. I was trying to think of something fun to do this year that would work for any fall or winter holiday (peppermint/candy cane vodka just seems so christmasy) and I thought I’d try out butterscotch. This might be one of the easiest flavored liquors I’ve ever done. No straining, no stirring, no fuss. And a super added bonus is that it is done in about 4 hours, so the wait time inherent in the fruit infused vodkas is eliminated. Yay!

To buy: 750 mL bottle of decent but not spectacular vodka & two 10.5 ounce packages of butterscotch discs (about a little +/- isn’t going to make or break anything. You will use all of the candies, but not all of the vodka

To make: Unwrap candies and place in an 8 cup measuring cup. Add vodka until the mixture totals 4 cups. Let sit for about 4 hours (until all of the candy dissolves), stirring about once an hour. Then give it one more stir and pour it in to a container that closes tightly for storage or gifting.

So. The butterscotch vodka is made – now what? It is delicious straight up and chilled.

  • use a small glass and serve as an aperitif before a holiday meal
  • use a martini glass and call it a butterscotch martini for a cocktail party, maybe even rim the glass with crushed candy.
  • place it in a decorative bottle (that seals tightly) add a cute tag and give it as a gift (super cute hostess gift for Thanksgiving)
  • splash some over vanilla ice cream or apple pie
  • make a grown-up milkshake
  • I’m still trying to figure out how to use it in a hot buttered rum style drink or maybe in cider? The potential for a hot drink seems to be there, but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. I would think it could be used similarly to butterscotch schnapps.



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15 Responses to “Butterscotch Vodka”

  1. Audrey says:

    Uuuuum… you may have just saved me some time in my “Completely homemade” christmas present adventure this..which I haven’t started making things for yet. :D


    Amy Reply:

    Super easy! But don’t think you are going to gift it in a mason jar. It may or may not end up looking like a jar of pee. Not that I would know or anything. ::side eye::


  2. Audrey says:

    Moonshine comes in a mason jar, why not home flavored Vodka? ;) I like your fancy bottle better anyway, plus I’m also including mason jars of homemade jam I made in our packages so probably one is enough, eh?


  3. So love this…very creative of you!
    Happy Thanksgiving.


  4. […] is my favorite outtake from the Butterscotch Vodka […]

  5. Very interesting idea!


  6. Lisa Hemstreet says:

    I’m confused as to how many candies go in with the 4 cups of vodka.


    Anonymous Reply:

    Wow…… Can you not read! IT SAYS 21oz…..


    Lisa Hemstreet Reply:

    Wow…so sorry I missed that. Thanks for the nasty response.


  7. Davinder says:

    How can I make nonalcoholic vodka .kindly tell me the recipe


    Anonymous Reply:

    YOu can’t actually get Non-alcoholic vodka……


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  9. Sourav says:

    Can we replace vodka with white rum?


  10. Vickie says:

    Yes, you could use rum


  11. Lucy says:

    How long does this last after making?


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