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I don't know what made the Jolly Rancher the candy of choice during my middle school years, but for some reason, it was the reward that every teacher had in their drawers. The candy holds a certain amount of nostalgia for me - and like for any good millennial, if there's one thing I love, it's bringing nostalgic whimsy into my adult life. Enter: rainbow-colored Jolly Rancher shots.

When I made these shots, I couldn't believe how well vodka absorbs the flavor of Jolly Rancher candies - particularly for the blue raspberry fans out there. Blending the shots with Sprite helps them go down easier and, if I'm being honest, so does the rainbow color. These are fun, nostalgic, and easy to make in bulk or to customize. Not a green apple fan? Leave them out and double up on watermelon instead. Or, if you're like me, you'll be brewing exclusively blue raspberry vodka from this moment on.

To make these shots, you'll just need Jolly Ranchers, vodka, and lemon-lime soda or seltzer (I used Sprite). First things first: submerge the Jolly Ranchers in vodka, cover, and let sit overnight. If you're feeling creative, feel free to mix and match flavors, but I kept them separate to keep things...


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