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VodkaCocktail Ingredient Glossary » Vodka
A clear spirit made from grains like wheat or rye, or sometimes potatoes or sugar beet molasses.
Generally vodka ranges from 40% to 80% alcohol. The EU has mandated that in order for a spirit to be called vodka, it must have a minimum of 37.5% alcohol by volume.
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*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.
Brands and Variations of Vodka
Absolut Vodka is a brand of vodka introduced in 1879, produced near Åhus, Scania, in southern Sweden.
Absolut 100[home page]
Devils Spring vodka is somewhat notorious for its extremely high alcohol content - 80% alcohol by volume (160 proof).
Frīs vodka is a wheat based vodka made in Denmark using a unique "freeze distillation" process. From their press release:
Grey Goose is a premium, or "top shelf" vodka distilled and bottled in the Cognac region of France.
A premium vodka made from organically grown grains in Illinois, USA. Noted for exceptional smoothness.
SKYY vodka is produced in San Francisco by SKYY Spirits, LLC. It was launched in 1992 and is known for it's distinctive blue bottle.
An award-winning Russian vodka flavored with Nordic Berries. In some countries the basic Smirnoff vodka is known as "Smirnoff Nordic Berries", in other countries, it is simply identified by it's red label and the number 21 on the bottle.
Three Olives[home page]
UV 103 is a UV brand vodka that comes in a distinctive black bottle. It is 51.5% alchol by volume (103 proof).