It’s no secret that I love coming up with crafty cocktail ideas. I’ve shared a recipe on how to make Jolly Rancher Vodka, Chocolate Pudding Shots, Adults Only Coffee (use my Candy Cane Vodka in it for a Christmas treat!), Champagne Shots, and many others.
Now here’s a new one: I found out how to make edible shot glasses!
I was on Facebook, and Princess Pinky Girl posted how to make Jolly Rancher shot glasses. I knew our family and friends would go crazy for them, so I decided to try it out. First I needed a silicon shot glass mold – they’re pretty inexpensive and with Amazon Prime, I got it quickly. I also bought a huge bag of Jolly Ranchers, but any hard candy will work.
I tried out the recipe, and it worked!
So I decided, since it’s Christmas and all, to make Candy Cane Shot Glasses. I thought they’d be cool to use for the Chocolate Pudding Shots or to use with cold coffee. And the kids would love to put M&Ms, ginger ale or sparkling cider in them!
How To Make Edible Shot Glasses
- Your choice of hard candy (To make Jolly Rancher shot glasses I used 14 candies of various colors in each mold, and for Candy Cane shot glasses I used 3-1/2 to 4 candy canes in each mold.)
- A silicon shot glass mold
- 1 750 ml bottle of your favorite vodka (we only use Tito's Handmade Vodka)
- 12 candy canes (or 6 messed up candy cane shot glasses!)
- 1 big mason jar, or several small ones
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the silicon mold on a cookie sheet.
- Fill each mold cavity with 13- 14 unwrapped Jolly Ranchers. I used several different colors in each glass.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the candy is all melted. Watch it though - you don't want it to start bubbling.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely in the mold. Put them in the fridge to speed up the process.
- Once completely cool, remove from mold and serve with your favorite drink or treat!
- Put the candy canes in the mason jar
- Top with the bottle of vodka
- Put the lid on the jar, and wait.
- In a few hours, the candy canes will dissolve, and when they're dissolved completely, it's ready!
Make sure that each mold is completely covered with the candy that you choose. If you don't put enough candies in, they won't form a full shot glass.
If you do get bubbles in the glasses, use a metal spoon to tap them out while the candy is still hot. Keep it in the freezer once the vodka's ready.
This works with any hard candies. You can find my recipe for Jolly Rancher vodka here.
So there you have it! Lots of fun cocktail ideas, how to make edible shot glasses, and how to make Candy Cane vodka. Do you have a favorite creative cocktail recipe to share? I’d love to pin it to my Happy Hour board on Pinterest!