Besides sugar and flavoring, Skittles contain some lovely filler. This is the white stuff that ends up floating on top. It’s pretty horrible, so it needs to be filtered out. We filtered the liquid through several layers of paper towels pushed down into a strainer. It takes a while, and the stuff left behind is pretty gross, but it’s worth it.
I liked the green flavor best — it was the closest to the original Skittle flavor. Red tasted like cough syrup. Try mixing orange with club soda over ice for a refreshing, summery drink.