If ET were back on earth right now he would be punching people with his glowing finger for this stuff.
If you do not know who E.T. is and his connection to Reese’s Pieces, then you may as well curl up in the Jersey Shore house smush room and die. I don’t care if you were born in the 90′s or later. Unless you are a Quaker with no TV or internet, there is no excuse.
Now, where was I? Oh, right. Reese’s Pieces made the only adorable alien in existence go cray cray. Imagine if it were mixed with liquor…
I mean, look at him after only even the first can of beer:
What a softy. Imagine if his drink tasted like Reese’s Pieces. I smell a sequel.
(Note: I recant my comment referring to E.T. as a softy after realizing that was his first drink. It just dawned on me that when I had my first beer, I cried, lost my shoes, attempted to smash the can on my forehead, fell on my face, and ate half a casserole dish of lasagna. All after drinking my very first can of beer.)
Here is What You Need for Your Reese’s Pieces Shots
- Your choice of liquor
- Airtight containers (I used mason jars)
- Optional: nonpareils
FIRST, I have a disclaimer. I know, *awkward.
1. If you use cheap alcohol, do not blame the recipe for its poor taste. It is the cheap alcohol.
2. If you complain about it being too strong, remember this: It is a shot. It’s SUPPOSED to taste like alcohol. It is clear from my recipes that I have a sweet tooth, but I do not attempt to create a drink recipe for the sole purpose of concealing the taste of its alcohol content. This is not a resource servicing bachelorette parties or girl’s night out. I will not tell you how to make lemon drops, or anything with the words, “slut,” “sex,” or “pink” in them. I will explain how to make them less strong in the directions, but it will still be a shot at the end of the day. Sheesh.
If you care for the appearance of the final product, then I suggest separating your Reese’s Pieces according to color.
You will notice there are more orange, fewer yellow, and an even smaller amount of brown pieces. I call color discrimination.
I therefore poured liquor accordingly. If you don’t care about the colors mixing together into some shade of ugly then pour them all into one jar. Otherwise, add to separate jars.
Shake the jars. if you are sensitive to the bite of alcohol, pour enough to cover the pieces a little. Shake the jars whenever you can. Once the pieces seem to be mostly dissolved, add a little more liquor and shake more.
Let them dissolve in the liquor for a few days if possible. If you can take a good, strong shot then you need not worry about letting them sit for too long. If you have a sensitive tongue then the longer you shake the jars and let them sit the better. I usually like to let my liquors infuse for a week. Again, you have to taste as you go and figure out what works for you.
Optional: If there are still pieces in the bottom, pour the mixture into a food processor.
This helps break up and puree that peanut butter goodness.
Once it is ready to serve ready, Pour into a strainer sitting over a bowl to remove any leftover pieces.
Take shot glasses and dip the rims into something sticky, such as light corn syrup. Roll in nonpareils
These shots are wonderful for any time of year and any occasion (Okay, maybe not a funeral). Due to their colors, however, they are particularly compatible with the fall. They would do Halloween and Thanksgiving quite a favor.
I love this color scheme for Halloween, don’t you? A little softer on the eyes than the usual dark or super neon colors.
And now I leave you with one of my favorite scenes from E.T., because every child dreams of flying.
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