Vodka is distilled from the fermented products of sugary substances. It may be made from grains, potatoes or fruits.Know More
In 2007, the European Union defined vodka as a spirit distilled from any agricultural product; however the EU requires special labeling if the vodka is made from anything other than grains or potatoes.
Vodka may be distilled from rye, wheat, soy or corn, molasses, sugar beets or grapes. Additional ingredients include malt meal, water and yeast. Vodka is distilled to a high alcohol content which essentially removes any specific flavor other than optional flavor additives which come into the process towards the end.
It is thought that vodka originated in Eastern Europe in the 14th century. Modern vodka is typically distilled to 80 proof or 40 percent alcohol.Learn more about Liquor & Cocktails
Vodka has a pH of around 4.0, similar to whiskey and gin. It is less acidic than beer, which usually has a pH of between 3.0 and 3.5 and many wines, which can have a pH of 3.5.Full Answer >
Vodka is a distilled spirit that is consumed by itself or with mixes. Good quality vodka is smoother than inferior brands, so it can be consumed more easily without adding other liquids.Full Answer >
For the most part, and with the exception of flavored vodkas, vodka has a mild, neutral, almost non-existent flavor, which is why it pairs so well in many mixed drinks. Poor-quality vodka has a slightly bitter, stinging flavor, almost reminiscent of rubbing alcohol.Full Answer >
Two drinks that mix vodka and Sprite are Citrus Splash and Mediterranean Sunset. Regular vodka and Sprite can be mixed on their own, or flavored vodka, fruit juices and liqueurs can be added. Drinks can also be made using Sprite Zero, which has no calories.Full Answer >