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Vodka is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Vodka is the main ingredient in many classic cocktails such as the Bloody Mary, Moscow Mule, and White Russian.

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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?

You could just keep your vodka/gin in the freezer, and mix it with vermouth. Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini? Ice just waters it down -- and if you do wish to dilute your drink,...
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Is vodka made for exportation generally less good?

I am quite new to vodka and I wonder if their target market plays a role on any aspect of their craft that can affect their taste. Do you know, based on you experience I guess, if the vodkas made for ...
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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?

Both whisky and vodka can be made from fermented grains. So is it just a marketing decision which to call it? Generally speaking vodka is clear, odorless and tasteless. And whisky is a brown colour ...
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Long-term Storage of Vishniak in Corny Keg (Stainless Steel)

I am looking to make a bunch of Cherry Vishniak this year and I am trying to figure out how best to store it for a long period of time (1-5+ years). I have several corny kegs that I am thinking about ...
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Why is Rum not affected in the same way by distillation as other alcohols like Vodka?

Is this true: Distilled alcohol such as gin, vodka, scotch, whisky and rye are produced from fermentation and distillation of wheat, barely or rye. The distillation process separates the ...
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Are there any vodka cocktail recipes for someone who likes whisky/scotch?

I typically drink brown spirits, however, I have some vodka left over from a wedding party so I was wondering if there are any good vodka cocktail recipes which aren't too sweet (or have too many ...
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Using 'splenda' in Vodka infusions. Serious headache!

Recently I posted a question (here) regarding adding flavor to vodka. In my usual exuberance and non-scientific approach to matters I thought 'I know, to cut a few calories I will add Splenda'. OK, ...
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Adding flavor to vodka

I accept that one of the easiest ways to add flavor to vodka is simply to add a mixer or juice of some type, but that would be diluting it. I also know that I can add fruits to the vodka itself which ...
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An alternative to Vodka to pair with caviar

With some Russian friends coming I intend upon serving caviar in the correct manner. Here is a link to The Telegraph's idea of what I should be doing as far as the caviar is concerned. However I ...
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Is there a legitimate ~$500 vodka out there whose price isn't based on the bottle?

There are some very expensive vodkas that are in pure crystal bottles, etc etc I'm looking for a vodka that's so special it warrants an approximate $500 price tag where the money is going to the ...
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Alternatives to rum and gin to drink with meals

What could be a good alternative to either rum or gin to have with an evening meal (or lunch). I do not drink wine or beer. Vodka is well, to my thinking, just vodka, so I would like to find ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

I do not have much options in beer variety and therefore I need some good cocktail of beer with vodka/tequila or some other good choice to make it good for a party. Is there any way to mix things up?
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What's the difference between Vodka and Moonshine?

With the legalization of moonshine in many US states I've been wondering what are the big differences between Moonshine and Vodka? Both are clear spirits made from whatever grains/starches are ...
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Burned volume to alcohol percentage

In ancient Russia the way to measure "proper" strong spirits was to burn it - if the volume decreased by half than it was considered right one. How can I convert this into modern days alcohol ...
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How is it that I sleep well after drinking beer, but I sleep terrible after drinking vodka?

The title is already the question. How is it that I sleep well after drinking beer but I sleep terrible after drinking vodka? I am talking about 2 - 3 German 5,5% beer and about 100 - 200 ml vodka.
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Mixing vodka with beer?

Is it safe to mix small quantity of vodka with beer. Any there any dare devils who had tried cocktails on their beer?
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