While the spirit may be clear, its history isn’t. No one is sure where it was first made. Each vodka-producing country, of course, claims to be the inventor. What we do know is that people began drinking vodka in America as early as the beginning of the 20th century. Sales of the spirit were low until after World War II, when Americans began to shift away from Scotch and bourbon. This movement was helped by Smirnoff’s aggressive marketing in the ‘50s and ‘60s and later by the introduction of the Swedish Absolut and the super-premium Grey Goose. Today, vodka is the most popular spirit in America and outsells rum, tequila and gin combined.
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Vodka can be drunk straight when chilled, but it also works well in an array of famous cocktails such as the Martini, Vesper, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary and Greyhound.
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Christmas tree ornaments always did seem a little … useless? Sure, they’re pretty and all, glittering within the green branches during December, but at the end of the season, they’re packed up and stored for another 11 months of exile. Luckily, a U.K. distillery just transformed the traditional pine tree adornment into a vessel of […]
There’s plenty of boozy ice cream on the market, from big name brands like Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s to small artisan shops. But most of the stuff you’ll find in the supermarket or ice cream parlor doesn’t actually contain much alcohol at all. Arctic Buzz is doing things a little differently. The Baltimore-based company teamed up […]
It has infiltrated your coffee, breakfast cereal and even Oreos, so it’s no surprise it’s now invading your cocktails. The infamous pumpkin spice is now available in vodka form via Canada’s Lucky Bastard Distillers. The limited-edition liquor is 35 percent ABV and is available for $32. If you want to take your Pumpkin Pie Martini […]
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