Vodka is distilled from the fermented products of sugary substances. It may be made from grains, potatoes or fruits.
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
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 >
Unflavored vodka has a very small amount of sugar, generally less than 1 gram per ounce of vodka. Unflavored vodka does not contain sugar aside from what is left behind after the distilling process. Vodka is distilled from fruits, vegetables and grains, some of which have natural sugars.Full Answer >
Vodka is made by first fermenting a food product that is high in sugar and starch, and then distilling the alcohol out of the fermented mixture. Most vodka today is made from grains, such as corn and rice, but some is made from potatoes or even fruit.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 >