About Flavored Vodka

About Flavored Vodka
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.

Top Picks for Flavored Vodka

Polugar No. 3 Caraway Vodka
96 points
$48
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white melon, roasted tea, steamed sweet potato, juniper, and malted rye with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, long finish with notes of persimmon, fruity bell pepper, and fennel. A nuanced, distinctive, flavorful vodka that offers delicious new experiences.
Stolichnaya Cucumber Flavored Vodka
95 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Pure aromas and flavors of freshly sliced cucumber and hints of basil with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish with nuances of lime and melon. A stellar Flavored Vodka that sings with pure, natural cucumber flavor and an easy-to-mix dry palate.
Awards: 2021 Best Flavored Vodka
95 points $19 Best Buy
O’Leary’s 1871 Vapor Infused Cinnamon Vodka
94 points
$30
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of bay leaf, clove, cardamom, hints of licorice, nutmeg, and cinnamon with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish with impressions of subtle vanilla. A dry and spicy Flavored Vodka with true-to-life flavors; a flavored vodka for grown-ups.
Veil Botanic Grapefruit & Rose Flavored Vodka
94 points
$14
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy, floral aromas of grapefruit zest, blackberry bush, cucumber, rose water, and gardenia with a satiny, soft, dry light-to-medium body and a silky, intriguing, medium-long hints of pineapple and rosemary finish. A botanical Vodka with lots of style; pleasingly dry for easy cocktailing.
94 points $14 Best Buy
Zubrówka Bison Grass Flavored Vodka
94 points
$24.26
Slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of coconut cream, chamomile tea with honeycomb, caramel candies, and spiced apples with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying notes of french lavender and shortbread finish. A mildly flavored vodka to add weight and texture to cocktails.
94 points $24.26
Heritage Distilling Co. Ds Seasoned Vodka
94 points
$27.50
Minutely hazy gold color. Aromas of worcestershire sauce, onion salt, marinated water chestnuts and mushrooms, korean barbecue, general tso’s sauce, and sweet chile sauce with a supple, vibrant, saline medium body and a peppery, subtle, medium-long black pepper, unagi sauce, and prepared horseradish finish. A rich, savory and delicious flavored vodka exclusively for a superior bloody mary.
94 points $27.50
Rosa Vodka Natural Rose Water Flavored Vodka
93 points
$29.99
Clear color. Aromas of hints of powdered sugar and light hints of prickly pear with a supple, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, captivating, quick subtle rose petals and hints of coconut finish. A dry, clean, almost neutral vodka with a very subtle hint of rose petals on the palate; while quite shy at first, each sip grows the flavor intensity. This will be a lovely vodka for elegant cocktails that need a subtle floral twist.
93 points $29.99
Stolichnaya Lime Flavored Vodka
93 points
$19
Best Buy
Clear color. Floral, citrusy aromas and flavors of sweet lemon candies, orange blossom water, and lily with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows overtones of sweet ginger. Sweet, somewhat herbal citrus flavors brighten the palate in this fresh and effortlessly drinkable Flavored Vodka.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of fresh sliced cucumber, green chile peppers, and yellow bell pepper and scallion relish with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length finish manifesting overtones of spicy pico de gallo, radish, cracked pepper, fried squash blossom, and habañero finish. A fresh and spicy vodka for tasty and distinctive summer cocktails.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Purity Spritz - Mediterranean Citrus Flavored Vodka
91 points
$27
Light coral color. Citrusy aromas of ruby red grapefruit zest and hints of ginger with a round, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length grapefruit gummies and fruit juice finish. A rock solid aperitif-like Vodka with big fruit flavor and kisses of sweetness.