This year one of the holiday projects that I did was flavored vodka. I have been amazed at how easy it is to do this. I did 3 flavors and WOW! First I did chocolate vodka. I Poured about 1/3 of the vodka out of a big (looks like about a 2 liter) bottle into an empty bottle. I carefully put 1 bag of milk chocolate chips into the bottle and sealed it tightly. I put this in the top rack of the dishwasher and loaded the dishwasher with dishes to be washed. At the end of the cycle I shook the bottle and it looked great. It tasted really good. I did let it sit for a week or two because our holiday plans were cancelled because my inlaws and parents were both sick. After about 10 days it didn't smell like vodka, it smells like chocolate syrup. It is amazing straight or in coffee. I did cinnamon at the same time. There was grocery with a special on cinnamon sticks, a big bag (way more than I needed) for about $3. I poured about 1/3 of a big botle of vodka into another bottle and added about 10 3 inch long cinnamon sticks. I ran this through the dishwasher and have let it sit for about 10 days. It tasted good the day after I ran it through the dishwasher, but after 10 days? It is amazing too. Very smooth, you taste the cinnamon and not so much the vodka, and it is great in tea, apple cider, on vanilla ice cream, etc.... (husband is having a blast with these because I cannot drink with-o my system going crazy. I taste a bit by dipping a finger into the vodka or husband's drink.) Then I did some with Werther's. I took the bottle that I had poured the vodka not used in the other flavors and I put 24 werther's hard candies into them. I didn't even bother wth the dishwasher, I just let them sit. In less than a day the candy was dissolved. I think it could use maybe another 12 candies, but husband says it is great the way it is. But either way, it was again good after the candy dissolved and great a week later. If you have thought of doing this, go ahead. It is sort of odd to run it through the dishwasher, but the heat helps the flavors mix and speeds up the process. It won't hurt the bottle (mine are in plastic bottles) and gives a very fast result with minimum work. These look great packaged in small jars and make great gifts, though it probably isn't good to hand them out to teachers on school property, lol. I know we talked about this through the holiday season, and thought you might like an update.