How To Make Toffee Vodka

by Elizabeth Sellers on 10 October 2011 · 47 comments

How to Make Toffee Vodka

After my first foray into DIY vodka (Blackberry vodka), I have been itching to experiment with other types of vodka. So after a little research I came up with this simple recipe for making your own DIY Toffee Vodka.

1. You will need a bottle of vodka (the cheap stuff is fine), a packet of Werther’s Original and a sterilised Mason Jar.

Toffee Vodka Ingredients

2. Simply mix a cheap bottle vodka with a packet of Werther’s Original sweets.

 Toffees for Toffee Vodka

3. Shake every few hours over 2 days until the toffee has dissolved.

Toffee in the Vodka

4. And voila! Toffee Vodka.

Homemade Toffee Vodka

I reckon that the majority of my Christmas gifts this year to others will be homemade booze, I hope they like it! What do you think? Maybe decorate a little bottle with ribbon and give to a loved one at Christmas?

Do you have any other boozy recipes to recommend for other Christmas gifts?

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Rhianne October 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

oh my goodness, this sounds amazing!! I might have to do this one!

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Rhianne October 10, 2011 at 11:53 am

also, it sounds like a perfect present to me :)

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Elizabeth October 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm

is that a hint? ;-)

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George October 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

What an amazing idea! I love homemade christmas gifts.. I usually make a lot of christmas jams and chutneys! Will have to give this one a go!
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em October 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

ooooh, this looks lovely.
Everyone is getting homemade gifts from me this year – one of them is Limoncello. which is just lemon rinds soaked in Vodka for an age and then mixed with a simple syrup. I have had mine going since july & its super lemony & yellow, but if you start now you’ll defo have time. I got my recipe from here http://j.mp/nvZKt6

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Elizabeth October 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I love the Limoncello idea. That is definitely on my homemade booze list. .

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Hayley October 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I need to try this! It looks delicious, thanks for posting it! x

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Siobhan October 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I want to try this – what would you mix it with?

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Elizabeth October 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I am a vodka and lemonade girl, through and through. It is quite a sweet combination so you might only want one at a time. It’s almost like those american cream sodas.
Next I might experiment with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime – the spice and sour might off-set the sweetness more.
x

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Dancing Branflake October 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I don’t drink alcohol but I find this completely amazing that the candy just dissolves. Crazy!

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Vicky October 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Oh wow! This sounds delicious! Looks a little… dodgey but great idea hah!

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Lori Smith October 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Wow, that’s so simple! I’m going to try making some of this for the weekend :-)

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Sian October 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Siobhan asks a good question – what do you mix it with?

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Elizabeth October 10, 2011 at 7:01 pm

It’s nice a single shot on it’s own. But I nearly always mix my vodka with lemonade, it’s super-sweet but yummy.
x

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Sian October 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

Or apple juice. Making some sort of toffee apple martini concoction.

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Elizabeth October 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

That would be a perfect Halloween cocktail – a toffee apple martini!

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Rochelle October 11, 2011 at 8:51 am

Oh my word. This looks/sounds AMAZING. I need to make this. How long does it take to dissolve? I’d love this for christmas. :)

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Elizabeth October 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

It was fully dissolved after 2 days. I just keep giving it a shake to get the sugar mixed in well.

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Rochelle October 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for the tip ;) Enjoy your day. :)

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jazzabelle October 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

oh wow, this is amazing! i’ve never seen anything like this before, i’ll definitely be trying it out. thanks for sharing! xx

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Clare October 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I did this the other year as well as Christmas Pudding Vodka. Well lets just say that when the bottles were opened there was not much left by the end of the evening.

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Zoë {Conversation Pieces} October 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

Ooooh! So going to have to try this at some point! Fab :)

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Jessie October 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

I love this idea! Definitely gonna make some DIY Vodka!!
Never even thought of it before and the shop bought ones are too artificial tasting.xx

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Kilm October 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

How long does it keep for, I’d love to make some for Christmas pressies but not sure I’ll have the time a few days before the 25th Dec?

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Elizabeth October 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I should think it keeps for a while. You just need to give it a shake as there may be some settled toffee. I’ve had mine for 2 weeks and it still tastes the same.

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Mark August 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Foxes Glacier Mints mixed in the same way as he Werther’s then chilled makes a really refreshing after dinner tipple. Or even before or instead of dinner!!

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Elizabeth August 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

thanks, that’s an excellent idea!

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Edward August 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

i made it but mine has a scummy/foamy layer on top, does this make any difference to the taste as i quite simply cannot be bothered to filter it :P

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Elizabeth August 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I had the foamy layer too. It’s entirely up to you. I just used to shake the bottle before serving and it was fine.

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Edward August 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

thank you! :D do you have any idea how long it lasts before it starts losing taste and colour etc, im kinda new to all this :P

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Louise August 8, 2012 at 11:36 am

My cousin made this it is amazing!

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Wendy November 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

To those wondering what to serve it with – try hot chocolate on a wintery day!! Trust me – it’s amazing & just perfect for after a day spent sledging & snowball fighting!!!

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Olivia March 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Made this yesterday – I was worried about I being done by Friday so smashed up the sweets, and it was fully dissolved within about 18 hours! Thanks for the recipe :)

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Annabel March 28, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I’ve made this, but when I’ve left it in the fridge it has separated. Just wondering whether anyone know what’s to do? I.e do I need to strain it?

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Elizabeth Sellers March 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Yep, that does happen. I just give it a good shake before serving.

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Eleni {The Foodie Corner} August 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

Hi! Loving the look of this. How many sweets in the bag? We only have the small tube-like packets here in Greece. Number of sweets or weight of bag would help! Thanks!

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Elizabeth Sellers October 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

It’s about 135g I think.

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Simon September 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm

After it has been made, put it in the freezer for 24hrs then drink straight from the freezer!

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Elizabeth Sellers October 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Yum! Great idea, thanks Simon.

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Harold Bowden October 4, 2014 at 11:27 pm

What size bag of Werthers?

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Elizabeth Sellers October 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I think the standard size bag is about 135g.

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Graeme Kitching October 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Add toffee vodka to champagne or prosecco, it’s a gorgeous combination.

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Elizabeth Sellers October 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Great idea! Thanks Graeme.

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