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SKYY
Infusions California Apricot

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18.49

SKYY
Infusions California Apricot

Category: Flavored Vodka

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
Clear color. Candied, fruity aromas of mango confection, peach liqueur, cherry candy, orange marmalade, and bubblegum with a silky, tangy, sweet-and-sour medium body and a peppery, rapid sour peach candies, allspice, and bitter orange finish. A bright and fruity spirit to liven up vodka sodas.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: mango confection, peach liqueur, cherry candy, orange marmalade, and bubblegum
Taste Flavor: sour peach candies, allspice, and bitter orange
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Vodka Soda, Sex on the Beach, Vodka Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and fruity spirit to liven up vodka sodas.

The Producer or Importer

Campari America

The Producer or  Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 415-315-8000

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Flavored Vodka

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Serve in a Shot Glass
Since Vodka tends to be a neutral spirit, it lends itself to blending with flavors and fortifying other beverages. In the 19th century, high-proof "Russian spirit" was held in high esteem by Sherry producers in Spain, who imported it to fortify their wines.

Neutral spirits are still used to fortify Port, Sherry, and other types of fortified wines, although the source of alcohol for such purposes these days tends to be the vast "wine lake" that has been created by European Union agricultural practices.

Flavored Vodkas have been produced from the start, originally to mask the flavor of the first primitive Vodkas, but later as a mark of the distiller's skill. The Russians and Poles in particular still market dozens of flavors.