Whilst clearly not grown on an allotment, chances are that you’ll find the main ingredient to this tasty drink lurking in quite a few elderly gardeners sheds up and down the country.
Septuagenarian sweet of choice, the hard-boiled toffee/denture binding agent known as ‘Werther’s Original‘ make a fine drink when combined with a bottle of cheapo vodka. Simply take one packet (135g) of the pensionary sweets, unwrap them and shove them in a bag. Place the bag on a hard surface, then smash to bits with a mallet. In no way would we encourage watching this 1980’s Werther’s telly ad to get annoyed by, before pummelling the toffee treats in a needlessly aggressive act.
Pour the smashed confectionary pieces* into a 750ml bottle of vodka. You’ll need to remove 100ml vodka from the bottle first to make room. (Approx 4 shots).
Shake the bottle daily until the sweets have dissolved. Your toffee flavoured vodka will be ready after five days of agitation.
Enjoy in a hairy brown cardigan, by the fire… it’s what gramps would’ve wanted.
*Vodka can be flavoured with many types of sweets using this method…. aniseed balls, pear drops, you name it. Let us know if you have a favourite.
Thanks to ‘The Giant of Wiltshire’ for this toffee-tastic idea.
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