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How to Make Peep-Infused Vodka

Infusing Vodka with Peeps
Flavored vodkas are growing in popularity, with dozens of flavors popping up where there were once only a few. Instead of basic lemon and lime-infusions, you can now find much more creative flavors like cake, whipped cream and marshmallow. After a pre-Easter Peep-buying spree, I set out to make my own marshmallow-infused spirit using the popular marshmallow chicks.

I filled up a large jar with Peeps, poured in a bottle of relatively inexpensive vodka (don’t get something terrible, but don’t sacrifice something very expensive for this kind of project) and let it steep in the refrigerator for a few days. I decided to use a lot of Peeps – not just two or three – to get in as much Peep flavor as possible. All of the exterior sugar of the marshmallows came right off, and the Peeps partly dissolved, infusing the vodka with a subtle sweetness. So when you taste the vodka, you will get a hint of sugar up front, followed by the flavor of whatever vodka you chose to use. It’s pretty good – and while it doesn’t have a distinct Peep flavor (do Peeps have a distinct flavor?),that doesn’t make the project any less fun.

You can use this vodka in just about any cocktail, and it actually makes a fun centerpiece for an Easter party. Peeps come in a variety of colors, but they all taste just about the same. The classic Yellow peeps are my personal favorite and I chose them to infuse my vodka. Feel free to work with blue, purple or pink Peeps, but I don’t recommend mixing and matching the colors because it will result in a less-than-pleasant-looking finished product as the colors mix. The yellow turn out a vodka with an almost limoncello color to it, which is easy to incorporate into drinks.

Once you’ve made a batch, try making some Peep Vodka Lemon Drops with it to celebrate!

Prepping Peeps

Peep-Infused Vodka

Peep-Infused Vodka
approx 30 Peeps
750 mL vodka

Place all Peeps into a large jar. Fill with vodka. Allow Peeps to marinate in the vodka in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Vodka can be used as-is, or Peep remnants can be removed by straining vodka through a coffee filter.

Plate o' Peeps

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58 Comments
  • Jen @ Fresh from the...
    March 26, 2013

    What a good idea! I love the flavored vodkas but never thought to try making one myself!

  • This is fantastic!

  • Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat
    March 26, 2013

    I was on the fence about making Easter a Sunday Funday until I saw this post. Must make this!! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Amber
    March 26, 2013

    Best Easter idea everrrrrrr!

  • Anton
    March 26, 2013

    This is such a terrible idea. Vodkas mixed with pure sugar not only taste awful, but they also guarantee you’ll have a hangover in the morning.

    Best vodka infusions are made with berries or sour fruits.

  • Cyndi L
    March 27, 2013

    That is too funny, Nicole!

  • Marshmallow-flavored vodka… interesting. I love vodka and I prefer it straight, but my wife can’t stand it. I’m going to make this for her to see if it helps her change her mind about vodka.

  • Mr. & Mrs. P
    March 27, 2013

    WHAT THE PEEP!!! lol This looks interesting!!!! It would make one festive cocktail!!!!

  • FRIDA
    March 28, 2013

    I wouldn’t want to drink this at all. It’s disgusting.

  • Donna
    March 29, 2013

    I think this will be my Easter dinner centerpiece. I just have to decide on a color !

  • Sean
    March 29, 2013

    Oh, Nicole, I would so love to see you post this on Punk Domestics. We have several other candy infusions on the site, so this is a perfect fit. (If you’re not familiar, PD is like Tastespotting, but for more DIY food projects. Come check us out!)

  • Andi
    March 29, 2013

    I just bought the Party Cake Peeps and then saw this link on FB. THIS is my Easter Weekend project! Thanks!!!!!

  • CaesarTheGeezer
    March 29, 2013

    I have a large quantity of sugar-free peeps. They taste much better than expected. Think that they would work for Peep-infused Vodka?

  • You had me at “Peep-Infused Vodka.” I don’t like peeps worth a darn, but will I drink sweet marshmallow flavored vodka? You bet I will.

    I’m going to try this now so I have it in time for the weekend!

  • Sarah Nenni Daher
    April 6, 2014

    This is the only acceptable thing to do with Peeps. I don’t like them, but I’m going to try this ‘cuz I do like vodka.

  • Jace Shoemaker-Galloway
    April 13, 2014

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