Red Hot Liqueur

  • Recipe courtesy of Sean Timberlake
Total Time:
10 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
2 cups


  • 1 cup spicy red candies, such as Red Hots or Imperial Hearts
  • 1 pint vodka


Place the candy in a large zip-top bag and pound with a mallet to break them into irregular pieces. Pour the broken candy into a food processor and pulse until a fine powder. This is a fantastically loud process. If you do not break up the candy prior to putting it in the food processor, they will simply tumble around and clatter like marbles.
Pour the pulverized candy into a quart Mason jar, and pour the vodka over. Add the lid and shake to dissolve. The finer the powder, the faster it will dissolve, as in within seconds.

When the candy is dissolved to your liking, pour through a fine mesh sieve to strain, and bottle. Will keep approximately forever.