Vodka

Vodka

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Selection of vodkas and spirits at a store in Sanok, Poland.

Vodka ( , , ) is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally, vodka is made by the distillation of fermented grains or potatoes, though some modern brands use other substances, such as fruits or sugar.

Since the 1890s, the standard Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Czech vodkas are 40% alcohol by volume ABV (80 proof), a percentage that is widely (and incorrectly) attributed to Dmitri Mendeleev. The European Union has established a minimum of 37.5% ABV for any "European vodka" to be named as such. Even with these loose restrictions, most vodka sold contains 40% ABV. For homemade vodkas and distilled beverages referred to as "moonshine", see moonshine by country.

Vodka is traditionally drunk neat (not mixed with any water, ice, or other mixer), though it is often served chilled in the vodka belt countries of Eastern Europe and around the Baltic Sea. It is also commonly used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as the vodka martini, vodka tonic, screwdriver, greyhound, Black or White Russian, Bloody Mary, and sex on the beach. [...]

Recipes With Ingredient: Vodka

method95andcran

Allison’s Method 95 & Cran

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This recipe was created by Allison Slute for Dillon’s Distillery: Uncorked with Death Row Meals. Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers Vodka ...

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raspberrymartini01

Raspberry Martini

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A raspberry flavored vodka can replace the raspberry liqueur just do a shot and a half of that instead of ...

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pomegranate01

Pomegranate Martini

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This is a yummy refreshing martini. I love pomegranates and I love martinis… thus the two mated and became the ...

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bloodycaesar01

Bloody Caesar

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Classic bloody caesar recipe. My friends love this drink, so I make it for them from time to time.

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lemondrop01

Lemon Drop Float

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This is a tasty twist on the classic Lemon Drop Martini. It’s actually stolen from my friend Chris who used ...

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smashley01

The Smashley

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A wonderful refreshing summer drink. I was bored at work one night and was experimenting with making different drinks, thus ...

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thaimeup

Thai Me Up

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attitude_adjuster

Attitude Adjusters

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These drinks will hit you hard… But they’re really yummy and a guaranteed good time! Attitude Adjusters hail from the ...

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bloodycaesar

All Dressed Caesar

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The cocktail was invented by bartender Walter Chell at the Owl’s Nest Bar in the Calgary Inn (now Calgary Westin ...

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