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.

  • 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!

     
  • 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.

     
  • Chocolate Martini

    Chocolate Martini

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

     
  • 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.

     
  • Vodka Summer Slush

    Vodka Summer Slush

    A strawberry summer slush is the perfect concoction to chill you out in the heat of the sun whilst relaxing on a beach somewhere exotic!  Or if you don't happen to be sunning yourself in a picture perfect, sun-drenched location then you can enjoy the drink whilst daydreaming about your next jaunt!

     
  • Cosmopolitan

    A Cosmopolitan cocktail adopts just that in attitude by mixing alcohol with alcohol and topping up with just a dash of juice. If you want to intoxify your guests then this is the one to serve up! Short and strong, small sips are recommended to avoid peaking too early in a room spinning, dizzy head, hazy eyes drunken disaster!

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  • Brands of Vodka

    Vodka Brands

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    Russian Standard is clean, perfectly clear and smooth. Although a premium brand it can often be found on the supermarket shelf with an offer sticker, making it all the more appealing!

     
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