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Alchemical Elixirs by Skylanth Alchemical Elixirs by Skylanth
Some steampunk-style decorated drink bottles I made for a Christmas gift. I'd always wanted to experiment with the good ol' "Skittles-infused vodka" trick, so when I decided to give my friends a rainbow of vodka, I figured I'd do something with the extra gears lying around.

So here we have Elixir of Romance (caution!), Elixir of Conversation (witty), Elixir of Strength, Elixir of Conversation (debate) and Elixir of Creativity. I wonder which one they'll finish off first?

My friends may just keep the potions around as decorations - they do taste pretty vile, though might just have the effects stated on the labels.
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Icy-Cami Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how much are your stuffed dragons?
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Skylanth Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For prices, check out my Etsy store: Http://skydragons.etsy.com
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angelapple626 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
O_____O i LOVE this!!! its so unique and such a cool idea XD. i've heard of the skittle drink idea but to make them elixirs is just straight up fun :heart:
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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angelapple626 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
you're welcome XD
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der-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool bottles.
We never tried Skittles, but sometimes we make a liquorice-infused booze we call Black Death. Nothing you want to get drunk from, though.
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mmm, sounds interesting and of course very dramatic-looking!
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neszer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
isn't it be the same resoult if You just add some food coloring to vodka? Or it tastes like skittles? I did some vodka with ice-candy (like this one [link] I don't know, if You have such candy in US) and, when it melted, it looked like this: [link] and have fresh, a bit minty yet sweet taste :)
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The vodkas do taste like skittles - they are now sweet and flavored (though the cheap vodka kind of shines through). I've found that not all of the skittle dissolves, and the vodka must be filtered before bottling. I've heard Jolly Rancher candy is a good alternative, and now I may try the ice candy if I can find it - in the US we have ice gum...which won't work, but perhaps I can locate some ice candy. I do like mint!
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Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They lock great,my compliments!
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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GreenwickPress Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
These are uber cool! :D
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you enjoy them so!
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Steambigbear Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Cool.
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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silver-sehkmet Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, so even with the Skittles they still taste bad? I've had Jolly Rancher infused vodka before and it wasn't half bad! I love the bottles, they look awesome.
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I used really cheap vodka. /Really/ cheap. Jolly Rancher vodka sounds like a better idea than skittles vodka, though, because one may not have to strain it after the candy dissolves.
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Dezail Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a wonderful idea! I've been thinking of making skittles vodka for my husband, just wasn't sure how it'd turn out. I love the bottles though, very creative.
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's easy! Just put the skittles and however much vodka you want in a plastic water bottle, shake it up really good, and let it sit overnight, shaking every once in awhile. When all the skittles have dissolved, strain it through some cheesecloth or coffee filters to remove the sugar residue and you're done! I would recommend using a higher-quality vodka than what I used, though.
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NotMuchNous Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
That's such a great idea for a gift, lovely! :D
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Beciass Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
wow, looks really great :)
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LeAnnExplosiveART Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
kool :D
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LeAnnExplosiveART Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^.^
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