Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage. Different varieties originated in Poland, Russia and Sweden. Vodka is composed mainly of water and ethanol, but sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally it is made by distilling liquid from fermented cereal grains
Vodka Types: Domestic, Flavored, Imported, Plain
Potatoes have been used in more recent times, and some modern brands use fruits, honey, or maple sap as the base.Since the 1890s, standard vodkas have been 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) (80 U.S. proof). The European Union has established a minimum alcohol content of 37.5% for vodka. Vodka in the United States must have a minimum alcohol content of 40%.
Vodka is traditionally drunk “neat” (not mixed with water, ice, or other mixers), and it is often served freezer chilled in the vodka belt of Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine. It is also used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as the vodka martini, Cosmopolitan, vodka tonic, screwdriver, greyhound, Black or White Russian, Moscow mule, Bloody Mary, and Caesar.