Skittles Vodka Cocktail + How To Infuse Vodka with Skittles Candy

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This Skittles Vodka Cocktail is made with candy-infused vodka (which is so easy to do!) plus cherry juice, lemonade, and soda. This unique cocktail will be the perfect beverage to serve for the 4th of July!

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Skittles Vodka Cocktail

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

The base of this cocktail is of course the Skittles vodka that is then shaken with cherry juice, lemonade, and lemon-lime soda.

It’s sweet and delicious and a great drink for the summer while sitting in the sunshine or to serve for the 4th of July!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar, water bottle, or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

Ingredients Used In This Cocktail

Depending on where you live in the world and the type of Skittles you buy, the colors of the Skittles may have different flavors! You could use whichever ones you like when infusing your vodka – all the fruity flavor variations should work just fine with the mixers in this cocktail.

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Original Skittles – the flavors are likely to be lemon (yellow), lime or apple (green), orange (orange), strawberry (red), grape or blackcurrant (purple).
  • Vodkause your preferred brand
  • Cherry Juicein the UK I tend to be able to find this easiest in shops like Lidl or Aldi rather than the big supermarkets.
  • Lemonadein the UK this is not our regular fizzy lemonade, but the still stuff. Tesco sells a Finest Still Lemonade Juice, and Fentimans Victorian Lemonade is also still.
  • Lemon-Lime Soda – such as Sprite or 7 Up

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How Do I Infuse Vodka with Skittles?

Vodka that is infused with Skittles is something that you really must try. And it is so ridiculously easy to do!

It really is as simple as pouring vodka over Skittles candy and leaving it to infuse – all the details will be found in the recipe card.

You can separate the different colors of candy and infuse them in batches to have different colors of vodka, or just use them all!

Delicious Skittles Infused Vodka Cocktail

Skittles Vodka Cocktail Variations

I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog so here they are:

Frozen Skittles Vodka Cocktail

Want to turn this drink into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

Skittles Vodka Cocktail Party Punch

If you want to make this adult beverage for a crowd, you can make a large batch of the cocktail no problem!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug etc) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to. Serve in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl!

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice. If serving in a punch bowl add hulled strawberries and cherries, if serving from a pitcher or drinks dispenser have chopped fruit available for guests to add a garnish to their glass.

To make a big batch of Skittles Vodka Party Punch, mix together:

  • 1½ parts Skittles vodka
  • 1 part Cherry Juice
  • 1 part Lemonade
  • 3 parts Lemon-Lime Soda

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make a Skittles Vodka Cocktail?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Skittles Vodka Cocktail

Skittles Vodka Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 5 minutes

Infuse vodka with Skittles candy then use the liquor to make this delicious Skittles Vodka Cocktail


For the Skittles-infused Vodka

  • ½ cup Skittles
  • 1½ cups vodka

For the Cocktail

  • 1½ oz Skittles vodka
  • 1 oz Cherry Juice
  • 1 oz Lemonade (still lemonade in the UK)
  • 3 oz Lemon-Lime Soda such as Sprite or 7 Up

For the Garnish (optional)

  • Lime slices
  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh mint
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Strawberries


  1. You can use the Skittles as they are or to speed things up, cut them in half, or smoosh them!
  2. Place the Skittles into a large (64 oz/2L) mason jar or other lidded, airtight container with the vodka and shake together.
  3. Skittles Candy
  4. Leave for 12-24 hours, shaking occasionally.
  5. Strain the Skittles-infused vodka to remove any leftover candy - use a coffee filter - and store the candy vodka in an airtight jar or bottle.
  6. To make the Skittles vodka cocktail place all the ingredients except the Sprite into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake till well blended.
  7. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with Sprite.
  8. Garnish with your choice of fruit(s).
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To make a big batch of Skittles Vodka Party Punch, mix together:

  • 1½ parts Skittles vodka
  • 1 part Cherry Juice
  • 1 part Lemonade (still lemonade in the UK)
  • 3 parts Lemon-Lime Soda
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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Make It A Meal!

The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!

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Skittles Infused Vodka Cocktail

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