Flavored Vodka

Flavored vodka is simply vodka to which artificial or (increasingly) natural flavor has been added. This category exploded in popularity in the early 2000s as consumers looked for easy ways to make simple vodka drinks (such as vodka and a mixer) more interesting and flavorful. While the earliest vodka flavors revolved around citrus fruits (lemon and orange being the most popular), vodka flavors quickly devolved almost comically into oddities ranging from hemp to cinnamon rolls to menthol cigarettes. Today the category has pulled back a bit, with more artisanal infusions becoming popular that more closely resemble gin than candy.

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Review: Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka

By Christopher Null | July 23, 2009 |

Firefly, you’re on notice: There’s another sweet tea vodka in town, and it’s just as good as you are. Jeremiah Weed may not as be as froufrou-friendly — its label design is all western-like and it, well, has “weed” in the name — but damn if it isn’t just as good. Honestly, I have long…

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Review: Burnett’s Cocktails – Cosmo, Margarita, and Mojito

By Christopher Null | July 22, 2009 |

More pre-mixed, ready-to-pour cocktail offerings, this time from Burnett’s which turns out some 20 vodkas and gins in every flavor imaginable. With these three concoctions, Burnett’s turns its vodkas into three simple bar standbys. All are 30 proof and come in big, plastic 1.75-liter jugs. They are intended to be served on the rocks, but…

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Review: Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka

By Christopher Null | June 22, 2009 |

For some reason, this brief review of Grey Goose vodka is regularly the most-visited page on this website. Why is that? I have no idea, except that it seems that a lot of people really like to drink France’s wheat-based Grey Goose, and I guess they want to read all they can about what they’re…

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Review: Finlandia Tangerine Fusion

By Christopher Null | May 26, 2009 |

Not sure if Finlandia’s Tangerine Fusion is the solution to the energy crisis, but it’s a catchy name nonetheless. Many orange (and related fruits) flavored vodkas give off a vague citrus character that lies somewhere between orange and lemon, which is never altogether satisfying. Finlandia eschews both major ends of the citrus spectrum in favor…

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Review: Rehorst Vodka, Citrus & Honey Vodka, and Gin

By Christopher Null | May 15, 2009 |

Rehorst? Funny name for a vodka, but it’s the name of the man behind Great Lakes Distillery in Wisconsin, which puts out this “Milwaukee Vodka” in a standard and unusual flavored version as well as a gin. We tried all three. Here’s how they stack up. Rehorst Vodka is distilled from red wheat and malted…

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Review: Cofia Hazelnut/Espresso Vodka

By Christopher Null | May 6, 2009 |

Man that’s good stuff. Threading a fine line between a standard coffee-flavored vodka and Frangelico, Bendistillery’s Cofia is about as good as flavored vodkas get. Actually, at just 50 proof it’s practically more a liqueur than a vodka, but that just goes to show how much flavoring goes into this spirit. Those flavors — all…

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The Best Pineapple Vodka Roundup: Skyy vs. Van Gogh

By Christopher Null | April 26, 2009 |

When last I covered the high-test world of pineapple-flavored vodkas, I declared Skyy my new favorite, and a clear winner over the old bottle of Van Gogh Pineapple I had on hand. Van Gogh cried foul, suggesting that I try a fresh bottle of Van Gogh Pineapple so I could put the two head for…

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Review: Smirnoff Melon and Pomegranate Vodkas

By Christopher Null | April 19, 2009 |

On a broiling spring day in San Francisco we turn our attention to these two new flavors from Smirnoff (which now brings the number of flavored Smirnoff bottlings to a whopping 15), both of which are excellent choices for warm-weather cocktails, which usually involve lots of ice, fruit, and/or a refreshing mixer like lemonade. Both…

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Review: Three Olives Cherry and Grape Vodkas

By Christopher Null | April 15, 2009 |

The flavored vodka keeps pouring in to Drinkhacker HQ. Today we look at two from Three Olives (now trademarking the moniker “Three-O”) — practically classics that are widely available, Three Olives’ cherry and grape infusions. Both are transparent/uncolored, 70 proof, and blend natural flavors with “imported English vodka.” Three Olives Cherry Vodka – Big flavor…

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Review: Absolut Mango Vodka

By Christopher Null | March 31, 2009 |

Now out of vaguely northern European ways to spell the names of fruits, Absolut turns the mango (mangeaux?) for its latest infused vodka. The contents of Absolut Mango should not surprise you in the slightest: Absolut Swedish vodka, infused with natural mango flavor. There are no artificial additions or sugar or anything else in the…

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