Great idea of the day: Use Skittles to flavor and color your drinks #Entertaining#Food#alcohol#candy September 11 | Megan Finley meganfinley Photo by Arizona Sphinxx Photography Aside from using them as a interior design palette, Skittles candies can also be used to color and flavor your drinks! Over on Offbeat Bride, Superman highlighted Ashley and Alexander's bright idea of dropping a few Skittles into their sparkling waters to create a colorful and bubbly non-alcoholic toast. Here at Home, let's talk about how we can use this idea at all kinds of parties — alcohol-fueled or not. (Although I wonder how Skittles-infused champagne might taste…) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS 10 tips for buying your first home from a Homie in the trenches NEXT Would you ditch paper towels for this re-usable "unpaper towel" roll? Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] A friend of mine tried this with vodka, once. It was disgusting, and I don't recommend it, hah. However, sparkling water sounds good. Reply I couldn't disagree more – Skittles vodka is amazingly delicious! There's great instructions for doing it right over on instructables. We served it alone and with 7up at a party and it was a huge success. 2 agree Reply You have to use decent vodka and be willing to strain all of the food-grade wax out of your mixture because it's pretty gross. 2 agree Reply Oh darn, vodka is what immediately came to mind. No matter, I am texting my boyfriend as we speak to bring home skittles from work, and the experimenting will commence! This idea sounds faaaah-bulous! Reply For what it's worth, I do not recommend flavoring beer with Skittles, no matter how good The Simpsons makes Skittlebrau look. 1 agrees Reply You can make skittles vodka in the dishwasher as you wash your dishes! I have done this many times with skittles and various other lollies (Cherry Ripe vodka in winter = so good) with great success. I strain mine twice through a normal pasta strainer afterwards and it's ready to go. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.