Homemade Gift Idea: DIY Conversation Heart–Flavored Vodka!

/ Friday, February 1, 2013

We've all been drunk on love before. Here's your chance to share the sensation with special someone: Turn conversation heart candies into flavored vodka in just 15 minutes! The result is a sweet (pastel-colored!) cordial that's great for gifting or drinking in your skivvies. Separate the hearts by color before soaking, this way you can really appreciate all of the different hues and flavors. Do you know what flavors Brach's includes in the classic conversation heart mix? I had no idea! Sweet mint, cherry, grape, apple and banana. Drink 'em straight or mix with ice and tonic water for a festive cocktail.


1 bag conversation hearts (about 160)
3 to 4 cups vodka

Separate the conversation hearts by color. For each color, put hearts and vodka (about 1/2 cup for every 20 hearts or 1 cup for every 40 hearts) in a clean water bottle or other resealable plastic container. Let soak 15 minutes, shaking vigorously every few minutes, until the hearts are mostly dissolves and the vodka is flavored/colored. Strain into jars or bottles.

Fun fact: Here's how the colors in my Brach's conversation heart bag were distributed...


  1. Ok.. you are now my new best friend.. I love this!!!!

  2. Erika, thank you so much!!! I lovveeeed the colors. We can definitely be boozy best friends xox Erin

  3. Great stuff, finally a Valentines gift in my taste!

  4. Thank you Matgalen! And Happy Valentine's Day a few days early :) xo Erin


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