This loly-based cocktail is so much fun, we love whipping it up for special celebrations and sharing at parties. You will need to prepare it a day ahead so the vodka has time to infuse with the Life Savers. A word of warning, as they dissolve in the vodka, the Fruit Tingles release a gas that can cause the bottle top to fly off. So, if you do choose to seal the bottle, ensure you open it every few hours to prevent a build up of gas. This is called ‘burping’ the bottle.
500ml (2 cups) vodka
4 x 34g packet Life Savers Fruit Tingles, plus 1 packet, extra, to decorate
Ice cubes, to serve
300ml strawberry liqueur or Alize Rose Passion
150ml fresh lime juice
Lime wedges, to serve
4 Method Steps
Step 1Empty Fruit Tingles
(4 x 34g packet Life Savers Fruit Tingles, plus 1 packet, extra, to decorate) packets onto a large plate or board. Remove and reserve the green Fruit Tingles. Place remaining Fruit Tingles in a sterilised glass bottle (see notes). Add the vodka
(500ml (2 cups) vodka). Set aside, unsealed for 24 hours (see intro).
Step 2Place reserved Fruit Tingles in a mortar and pound with a pestle until coarsely crushed. Transfer to a plate.
Step 3Rub a lime
(Lime wedges, to serve) wedge over the rim of a martini glass then dip in the crushed Fruit Tingles (see notes) to coat the rim.
Step 4Place a handful of ice cubes
(Ice cubes, to serve) in a jug or cocktail shaker. Add 60ml Fruit Tingle vodka, 30ml strawberry liqueur and 15ml lime juice. Shake or stir until well combined. Pour into the prepared glass. (See notes).
You may need to cut the Fruit Tingles in half to fit them through the neck of the bottle.
To sterilise the bottles:
Oven: Preheat the oven to 120C. Place upright bottle and lid separately on a baking tray. Heat in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove bottle and fill immediately.
Stovetop: Place bottle and lid in a deep saucepan over high heat. Cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with paper towel. Carefully remove the bottle and place on tray. Allow to air-dry or pat dry with clean paper towel.
Dishwasher: Place bottle and lid in the dishwasher on the hottest cycle. Remove and place onto a tray lined with paper towel. Allow to air-dry or pat dry with clean paper towel.
Store remaining crushed Fruit Tingles in an airtight container for up to 3 months in a cool, dry place.
Store remaining Fruit Tingles vodka in a cool place for up to 12 months.