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Vodka is one of the most versatile spirits around. Composed primarily of water and ethanol, it leaves an almost blank canvas on the palate and can enjoyed mixed with juices or on the rocks.
Traditionally, vodka is made through the distillation of grains or potatoes, though some of the newer brands are creating theirs using fruit or sugar. To make vodka better suited to the masses, vodka companies have made flavored vodkas, which are flavored using botanicals and herbs. Here is a list of some of the best flavored vodkas to try.
Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka
Prairie Organic Cucumber is one of the most refreshing vodkas on the market. It’s a single sourced, non-GMO corn vodka that is infused with English cucumbers with a clean, refreshing taste.
HEET Cinnamon vodka
HEEET cinnamon vodka is a new wave of vodka that can be chilled and shot before, during, or after the party. Think of it as Fireball but without the chemicals and sugar content. It has a decent heat level when drank and the heat and cinnamon flavor lasts for a few moments before fading away.
44 North Huckleberry Vodka
44 North Huckleberry Vodka is a huckleberry vodka from Idaho made using two different types of potatoes and fresh huckleberries. It not only has the slight tartness from the huckleberries, but also produces an amazing taste. Use it as the base for a mojito or just on the rocks. This gem of a vodka is often overlooked for the bigger name brands.
Deep Eddy Real Lemon vodka is that citron vodka that we always craved and have finally found. This vodka puts a pucker to your lips after drinking and has the perfect amount of lemon complement. It’s great in a Cosmopolitan or in a lemon drop martini.
Ketel One has been making its imprint on the spirit world with a new botanical line, a vodka distilled with real botanicals, then infused with natural essences. This lower ABV spirit (30 percent) comes in three varietals – Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose. When mixed with club soda, these drinks are only 73 calories and have zero carbs. Plus, they taste great and are perfectly balanced to sip up or on the rocks.
Belvedere Orange is made by soaking whole oranges and orange peels along with flowers for up to a month and then extracting all of these flavors and infusing them in a vodka. You can taste these and more when you drink this. Try mixing it with fresh orange juice and then topping with champagne or Prosecco over ice.