Grape Jolly Rancher Hard Lemonade Recipe

I love the intense flavors of Jolly Rancher candies and have used them to infuse vodka for years. My husband loves this Grape Jolly Rancher Hard Lemonade.

 

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Grape JOLLY RANCHER Hard Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 209kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
This is one of my husband's favorite summertime cocktails.  Sweet and tart lemonade with a little bit of Vodka makes a refreshing summertime cocktail. 
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Ingredients

  • 12 Grape JOLLY RANCHER Original Hard Candies
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

Lemonade

  • 1 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice - Approx. 7 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup sugar

Instructions

Lemonade

  • Prepare simple syrup using 1 cup water and 3/4 cup sugar. Combine sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Allow simple syrup to cool, and then refrigerate. **If you don't have time to cool the simple syrup just combine sugar and water in a clean jar with a lid and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Juice the lemons (you want about 1 3/4 cups of lemon juice). Strain the juice if you would like pulp-free lemonade.
  • Combine lemon juice and simple syrup then dilute with cold water until the desired flavor is reached, generally about 4 to 6 cups cold water.
  • *The lemonade will be tart to taste the candies will add additional sweetness.

Quick Jolly Rancher Flavor Method:

  • Unwrap the desired number of candies.
  • Place candies in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup with just enough lemonade to cover candies.
  • Microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes; stir. If candies are not completely dissolved continue microwaving 30 seconds at a time stirring after each interval, until candies are dissolved when stirred.
  • Add dissolved candy to cold lemonade and vodka serve over ice. Or chill for later.
    If chilling for later you may want to reduce the lemon juice by 1/4 cup.

Slow Jolly Rancher Flavor Method:

  • Add 12 candies to vodka in a clean jar that can be sealed and allow it to sit for several hours until candy is dissolved.
  • Make Lemonade as directed but reduce the lemon juice from 1 3/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups.
  • Combine cold lemonade and vodka in a pitcher and add the dissolved candies. 
  • Stir to combine.
  • Chill or serve over ice.

Notes

I prefer the results from the slow flavoring method.  Its easy enough to pop the candies in the night before you want to serve this to dissolve the candies.
If you are using premade lemonade add additional fresh squeezed lemon juice to taste to offset the additional sweetness of the Jolly Rancher Candies.
If using a different lemonade recipe you may want to reduce the amount of sugar to offset the sweetness of the candies.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 22g
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