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.

Top Flavored Vodka Posts:

Humboldt Distillery Humboldt’s Finest Hemp Vodka
Hangar 1 Vodkas (2016)
Pinnacle Cinnamon Roll Vodka
Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka
Bakon Bacon-Flavored Vodka

Review: Heeet Hot Cinnamon Vodka

By Christopher Null | September 16, 2018 |

That’s not a typo there. Heeet is so hot it neeeds threee eees. The brainchild of MerryGo Spirits in Rigby, Idaho, Heeet (aka Blazing Heeet) is a Fireball alternative for those who really want the essence of cinnamon Red Hots in their drink. While cinnamon schnapps are a common sighting, cinnamon vodka is a rarer…

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Review: Valentine Vodka and White Blossom Vodka

By Christopher Null | September 3, 2018 |

Detroit-based Valentine Distilling was founded in 2007, and while it produces gin and whiskey, today we’re looking at its flagship products — two vodkas, named after the distillery proper. Recently rebranded with upscale bottles and labels, Valentine is pot distilled in small batches from a blend of corn, wheat, and barley. Let’s taste. Valentine Vodka…

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Review: Seersucker Southern Style Lemonade and Limeade

By Christopher Null | August 9, 2018 |

The folks behind Seersucker Southern Style Gin have launched two extension products: both are based on their gin recipe, flavored with either lemon or lime. They say this is a first: “After a year of research and development, we’re proud to be the first brand to offer a gin blended with all-natural juice,” says Trey Azar,…

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Review: Charbay Vodka Lineup (2018)

By Christopher Null | August 1, 2018 |

While we’ve reviewed countless whiskeys, tequilas, and even pomegranate wines from Ukiah’s Charbay, we’ve only formally reviewed a single bottle of their vodka — which might actually be what the distillery is best known for. It’s time to correct things, by taking a deeper dive into five Charbay vodka expressions, from straight vodka to their…

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Review: Deep Eddy Orange Vodka and Peach Vodka

By Christopher Null | July 23, 2018 |

We’ve reviewed nearly all of the Austin-based Deep Eddy vodka line, except for this duo of flavors — orange and peach. As with all Deep Eddy vodkas, these are bottled with a significant amount of natural color and even sediment, driven by the flavoring element inside. Both are 70 proof. Deep Eddy Orange Vodka –…

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Review: Hangar 1 Rose Vodka

By Christopher Null | March 18, 2018 |

Who says there’s no innovation in the world of vodka besides simply dumping in random flavorings until something that tastes like a Jamba Juice comes out? Hangar 1 Rose is a bit of a new animal: Hangar 1 straight vodka blended with 5% California rose wine. (That’s right, it’s “ros-ay,” not rose petals.) We got…

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Review: Nemiroff Vodka and Honey Pepper Vodka

By Christopher Null | January 17, 2018 |

Nemiroff, Ukraine is the home of Nemiroff Vodka, a relatively quiet brand that has nonetheless been around since 1872. A typical eastern bloc product, it’s best known as a duty free vodka brand, where it seems to sell through the roof. Today we look at the distillery’s two expressions, a classic, unflavored vodka, and a…

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Review: Chase Vodka, Smoked Vodka, Orange Marmalade Vodka, and Elderflower Liqueur

By Christopher Null | December 25, 2017 |

Chase is a vodka, gin, and liqueur producer that focuses on “field to bottle” production from its farm in Herefordshire, England. Somehow this has resulted in about a bazillion products, and though the primary crops here are potatoes and apples, Chase’s products range from raspberry liqueurs to marmalade vodka — four of which we are looking…

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Review: New Amsterdam Raspberry and Lemon Vodkas

By Robert Lublin | October 6, 2017 |

In the last few years, we’ve reviewed (and recommended) a number of New Amsterdam products due to their wide availability, low price point, and general quality (you can find those reviews here, here, here, here, and here). The addition of Raspberry and Lemon flavors to New Amsterdam’s range of flavored vodkas makes sense, and the…

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Review: Seagram’s Juicy Watermelon Vodka

By Beth Dinice | August 16, 2017 |

As summer wanes here in the Northeast, and local watermelon is long gone, a watermelon vodka represents a little bit of summer year round.  One sip of watermelon vodka and you are transported to sun, surf, and summer in a single sip. Introduced earlier this year, Seagram’s watermelon vodka certainly fits the bill as a…

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