The name derives from the Russian word ‘Voda’, meaning water. It is made by fermenting any starch or sugar foods and then distilling the mixture to the desired alcohol level. Vodka is known as a perfect base for cocktails, as it highlights complex flavor of the drink.
Vodka can be made literally from anything edible – Grains, sugar, fruits, corn, potatoes and even root and therefore is the simplest spirit to make. To remove all potential flavor from the spirit it is distilled to 90% alcohol before diluting it to 40%. It is distinguished from other drinks mainly due to its capacity of making from seemingly anything.
Vodka’s such as Smirnoff Vodka, Iganoff vodka, Ciroc Vodka, Finlandia Vodka, Belvedere Vodka, Russian Standard Vodka, Eristoff Vodka, and Absolut Vodka (sometimes referred to as Vodka Absolute) are some of the best neutral vodkas. Some of these brands have ventured successfully into the flavored vodka too.
This is when any sugar or flavoring is added to the vodka. Flavored vodka has only recently been in fashion but in the earlier days of vodka, the spirit was always flavored. The modern palate has become sweeter than before and thus flavored vodkas have made a reappearance.
Fun fact – Until 1885, Vodka was only sold in Russia, and only in 12-liter buckets!
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