Boozy Jolly Rancher Drinks

Prep 5 mins
Add'l 24 hrs
Total 24 hrs 5 mins

These Boozy Jolly Rancher Drinks are made with easy homemade jolly rancher vodka, which also makes the perfect Jolly Rancher Shot! These fruity jolly rancher drinks are so easy and perfect for all the warmer months coming up and only need four ingredients — one of those ingredients being ice!

Jars of infused vodka with a blue vodka Slushies drink in a mason jar.

Boozy Jolly Rancher Drink

If you are looking for something fun and fruity to brighten up a hot day, you have to try these frozen and boozy Jolly Rancher Drinks! They are incredibly easy to make, with just 4 ingredients, and the exciting neon colors will be sure to brighten your day.

The coolest part about this frozen cocktail are all the flavor options. I did the 5 original classic flavors, but you can use any flavored jolly rancher that you love! All you need is a bottle of vodka and a bag of jolly ranchers to get this party started.

Usually when you want to offer a bunch of different drink flavors, it get’s really expensive…but not when all you have to buy is a bag of Jolly Ranchers! You get to look like the hostess with the mostess for just a few dollars. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone. Plus, if any of your friends are on a diet, you can tell them these drinks are naturally vegan and gluten free. Just don’t mention they are made with candy. Deal?

Up close image of a blue boozy jolly rancher drink with a pink straw.

Jolly Rancher Shot Ingredients

To start, you want to make your jolly rancher infused vodka. It’s incredibly easy to make and only requires 2 ingredients. The jolly rancher vodka can be used to make your jolly rancher drink, but it also makes a delicious, but not too sweet, Jolly Rancher Shot!

Here’s what you need:

  • Jolly Ranchers: You can use any flavor jolly rancher candy that you love.
  • Vodka: Grab a bottle of your favorite plain vodka. You can also use any liquor you prefer, such as gin, vodka, tequila, etc.

How To Make Jolly Rancher Shots

Separate: Divide your jolly ranchers into different flavors and unwrap them. Place them in jars with lids.

Add The Vodka: Evenly divide the vodka between each flavor of jolly rancher and screw the lids onto the jars.

Rest: Let the jars sit for 24 hours, shaking when you happen to you think about it. This will help the candies to dissolve completely.

Serve Or Store: You can then use the jolly rancher flavored vodka however you would like. You can serve it by itself as a shot (I prefer it chilled) or you can use it to make my favorite frozen jolly rancher drink!

Jars filed with jolly ranchers with vodka being poured into it.

Frozen Jolly Rancher Drink Ingredients

If you want to take your jolly rancher infused vodka to the next level, grab your blender to make this easy frozen jolly rancher drink! I like to call them Boozy Jolly Rancher Slushies!

Here’s what you need:

  • Jolly Rancher Infused Vodka
  • Ice
  • Sprite: you can use any type of mixer you want, I find sprite works great by not overpower the jolly rancher flavor of the vodka.

How To Make A Jolly Rancher Drink

Blend: Add jolly rancher vodka, ice and sprite to a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Enjoy: No really, it’s that easy! I store the different flavors of jolly rancher vodka in separate jars so party guests can easily pick their flavor and whip up a jolly rancher drink whenever they would like!

Five jars of jolly rancher vodka stacked on top of each other for a jolly rancher shot.

Can I Make These Ahead?

You can make the jolly rancher shots weeks ahead if you would like, it stores great! It’s ready to serve as a shot as soon as it’s chilled.

The jolly rancher drink sadly can’t be made ahead, unless you have a large frozen drink machine to keep it chilled and icy. However, it is very easy to whip up a single cocktail or batches as needed!

How To Store:

You can store your jolly rancher infused vodka in an airtight container for up to a few months. I store mine in the fridge if I am going to keep it around for a while, I honestly don’t know that it’s necessary to do that, but at least you have cold jolly rancher vodka ready and waiting should the mood strike!

Alcohol-Free Kid Version:

If your kids are anything like my kids, they will want your jolly rancher drink. I mean, why wouldn’t they — look at them, they are so festive!

To make an alcohol free version, I dissolve 10 of the same color jolly ranchers in a cup of water (in place of the vodka). Then just follow the rest of the directions to make a kid version of this fun cocktail!

Blue vodka Slushies in a mason jar with a pink spoon and jolly rancher candies around the bottom of the glass.

Yield: 1 liter of flavored vodka

Boozy Jolly Rancher Drink

Up close image of a blue boozy slushie with a pink straw.

Boozy Jolly Rancher Drink! How excited are you?! These slushies are so easy and perfect for all the warmer months coming up and only need four ingredients -- one of those ingredients being ice!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes

Ingredients

Jolly Rancher Vodka:

  • 1 liter vodka
  • 10 watermelon jolly ranchers, unwrapped
  • 10 cherry jolly ranchers, unwrapped
  • 10 blue raspberry jolly ranchers, unwrapped
  • 10 green apple jolly ranchers, unwrapped
  • 10 grape jolly ranchers, unwrapped

For One Boozy Jolly Rancher Drink:

  • 2 oz jolly rancher vodka
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2/3 cup sprite

Instructions

  1. Divide jolly ranchers in 5 jars that seal with lids (I used mason jars).
  2. Divide vodka evenly among all 5 flavors of jolly ranchers — a little under 1 cup of vodka per jar.
  3. Let sit for 24 hours, shaking occasionally when you think about it to help the jolly ranchers dissolve.
  4. When ready to make a slushie, add jolly rancher vodka, ice and sprite to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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29 Responses
    1. Jessica

      Yes but they jolly ranchers likely won’t dissolve all the way, so the vodka will have less jolly rancher flavor.

  1. Selencia

    Hey just want to know my Ninja takes forever to crush the ice and I tried to beat the ice first but the bag always breaks. What can I do to have smaller ice

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