Vodka Knowledge

Category: Vodka Knowledge
What is Vodka Made From?

Vodka has been sipped, downed and applied across the globe for centuries. Originating in Eastern Europe towards the end of the 9th century the name is derived from the Russian word ‘voda’ meaning water. It was primarily used for medicinal purposes and as an ingredient in gun powder during the Middle Ages but during the 14th century became an established drink in Russia and by the middle of the 16th century was recognised as the national drink of Poland and Finland. But what is vodka made from?

Category: Vodka Knowledge
How to Make Vodka

Vodka is a neutral spirit that tends not to have a distinctive flavour or taste in its untampered form. Vodka is generally not aged and can be made using a range of accessible materials and ingredients such as potatoes, grains, sugars, fruit and most things that are capable of being fermented. This makes it a spirit that is easy to produce in a relatively short space of time.

  • Chocolate Martini

    Chocolate Martini

    Warming heat of vodka plus silky smooth chocolate equals heavenly, boozy simplicity in a glass.

     
  • Vampire's Kiss

    A Vampire's Kiss cocktail is a must for any ghoulish gathering!  The bright red drink combined with the extremely effective dripping, red rim really looks the part and tastes pretty good too.

     
  • Frozen Mudslide

    Frozen Mudslide

    This cocktail is pure indulgence in a glass. In fact it is so scrummy and filling that it could easily be a desert. If you like your cocktails thick, creamy and chocolaty then a frozen mudslide is definitely a winner!

     
  • Long Island Iced Tea

    Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

    This is both a popular and potent classic cocktail with vodka being just one of 5 spirits that make up the toxic mix of alcohol.

     
  • Spiced Bellini

    Spiced Bellini

    The perfect drink to soften the blow of autumn onset. This is a sweet twist on a classic drink with a mild poke of spice.

     
  • Two Chocolate Martini's + Rims

    Chocolate Orange Martini and Chocolatini

    Pure boozy, chocolaty indulgence; these chocolate martin's should be sipped not gulped, especially seeing as they are both alcohol, alcohol mixed with alcohol!

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    Blavod: 80% proof, neutral grain vodka.

    The distinguishing feature of Blavod vodka is that it is black. It isn’t unique in its blackness as there are now a few copycats but it is definitely the most well-known brand of black vodka and claims to be the only ‘premium black vodka on the market’.

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