Sorting Out Vodka Recipes

No matter where you go, if there is a mixture of drinks taking place, chances are that vodka is in the mix. The neutral nature of this classic drink makes it perfect for mixing with other drinks and performing crazy cocktail experiments. Vodka recipes are vital for anyone with a home bar, a serial party goer, or anyone with good taste when it comes to liquor. Be that as it may, considering the age of this “elixir”, hundreds of vodka recipes have been formulated over the decades. It is in a way challenging to determine which recipes are the best. Enough with the dilemma and confusion. I want to show you how to choose the best vodka recipes so that you can make the best cocktails and other insane concoctions for your family, friends, or just a beautiful moment in solitude.

Sorting the Vodka

Even if you have the best recipes in the world, if the ingredients are not as fresh or stale as they need to be, then the drink will not be as tasty as it seems on the picture or as tasty as the recipe suggested. According to, vodka is made through the distillation of fermented grains like wheat, corn, or rye. It can also be made from the distillation of potatoes like sweet potatoes (I bet you imagine that that tastes nice; it does). The point I want you to take from this section is the distillation process. The number of distillations the liquor goes through determines how pure it will be, how smooth it will be, and the intensity of the hangover you’ll experience (if you’ll have any). Most brands indicate the number of distillations on the label of the drink.

The number of distillations you should be going for is three times and above. The more distilled it is, the purer it will be and the more fun you’ll be able to have with it. It will have a more neutral taste, will be cleaner, and more expensive. These are the ones you’ll usually find at the top of the shelf in your joint. The fewer distillations the drink undergoes, the more it will have a distinctive taste, and you’ll be able to tell that it wasn’t distilled that much by the intense hangover you’ll wake up with the next day. As a rule of thumb, don’t hold back on cash if you can afford it, and buy something that has been distilled a good number of times. The purer the vodka, the more authentic, real, and tastier the cocktail you’ll make will be. And your hangover – if any – won’t be intense.

Sorting the Recipes

We live in the age of the internet and the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when it comes to searching for anything is Googling. From that perspective, the first thing that you are most likely to do to find out the best vodka recipes out there is to search for it online. But the thing is that there are many websites online with various vodka recipes. And some of them will have more than 30 different recipes. Are you seriously going to try all of them out? If you have the time and all those resources, please don’t let me stop you.

Now, if you are like the rest of us, chances are that you want something reliable and straightforward. To determine the best vodka recipes to experiment with, one of the things you should consider is the reputation and credibility of the source you are getting the recipe from. Furthermore, consider the knowledge and experience of the source you are getting the recipe from.

Vodka is a must for any bar (regardless of whether it’s a home bar or your favorite joint). It’s a must for cocktail parties, and anywhere liquor is in the mix for drinks. Your ability to select or recommend just the right cocktails drink/s will significantly improve your social value. It shows creativity, inspiration, class, style, and an irresistible sense of adventure.

Published by Kidal Delonix (1198 Posts)

Kidal Delonix is a contributor to Mr. Hoffman's blog. The views and opinions are entirely his/her own and may not reflect Mr Hoffman's views.

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