Facts about Vodka
An intoxicating beverage. The word 'Vodka' derives from the Russian word 'voda' meaning water. It is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled from a mash of wheat but now also made using rye, molasses, soybeans, grapes, corn, or potatoes. Many vodka drinks are flavored with bananas, black cherry, raspberry and lime.
Calories in Vodka
The calorie count in Vodka and its nutrition value is as follows:
- Calorie in Vodka: 1oz = 64 Calories in 80 Proof
- Cholesterol = None
- Saturated fat = None
- Sodium content = Very Low
- Sugar content = None
The downside of Vodka is its high alcohol content.
Popular Vodka Brands
There are many different types of Vodka which can be purchased under each specific brand name. The most famous brands are:
Types of Vodka Brands
|Absolut aka Absolute Vodka|
Grey Goose aka Gray Goose
Skyy aka Sky Vodka
Three Olive Vodka
|Van Gogh Vodka|
Names of Vodka Brands
Absolut aka Absolute, Smirnoff, Grey Goose aka Gray Goose, Skyy aka Sky, Bong, Belvedere, Stoli, Finlandia, Ikon, Three Olive, Chopin, Armadale, Helsinki, Titos, Van Gogh, Stolichnaya, Penne, Svedka, Ciroc, Pravda, Kamchatka, Players, Iceberg, Imperia, Burnetts, Vox and Pearl Vodka are some of the most famous vodka Brand names. The most famous vodkas are Russian , Ukrainian , Finnish , Swedish , Polish , USA , Canadian, French and UK.
- Russian Vodka - Smirnoff (originally Russian, now owned by the British company, Diageo )
- UK Vodka - Three Olives & Glens
- Ukrainian Vodka - Helsinki Vodka
- Finnish Vodka - Finlandia
- Swedish Vodka - Absolut aka Absolute
- Polish Vodka - Belvedere, Chopin and Pravda
- USA Vodka - Bong, 3 Vodka, Hangar One and Skyy (aka Sky )
- Canadian - Iceberg and Pearl
- French Vodka - Hypnotiq, Grey Goose (aka Gray Goose) & Vertical
Absolut aka Absolute
Absolut ( aka Absolute) is a brand of Swedish Vodka. Absolut is owned by the V&S Group and is produced in southern Sweden. Absolut was introduced by Lars Olsson Smith in 1879.
Smirnoff was originally Russian but is now owned by the British company, Diageo. Smirnoff was introduced by Piotr Arsenieyevich Smirnov in the 1860's. Smirnoff is a French spelling of his name.
Grey Goose aka Gray Goose Vodka
Grey Goose aka Gray Goose is a brand of luxury French Vodka. Grey Goose aka Gray Goose is owned by Bacardi. Grey Goose aka Gray Goose was distilled in Cognac, France from French wheat, then imported by the Sidney Frank to the US.
Skyy is a brand of American Vodka. Skyy is owned by SKYY Spirits LLC in San Francisco, California. Skyy was introduced by Maurice Kanbar in 1988 when it was launched by SKYY Spirits LLC.
Finlandia is a brand of Finnish Vodka. Finlandia was launched in Scandinavia in 1970 and in the United States in 1971. Finlandia is now owned by the American Brown-Forman Corporation.
Bong Vodka is a designer vodka from Holland produced by the Bong Spirit Import Company. Bong is made using an "artisan formula handed down through five generations of master distillers and produced through a 150-year manual process." Bong was launched in the US in 2005.
Belvedere is a brand name of a luxury Polish Vodka. Belvedere was first introduced to North America in 1996. Belvedere is distilled solely from a single type of grain, the Dakowskie Zlote rye.
Free Vodka Drink Recipes
These free Vodka Recipes are suitable for:
- Drinks at your home bar
The list of free recipes detailed above contain the recipe by ingredients. Many vodka drinks are now flavored with bananas, black cherry, raspberry and lime. Exercise your bartending skills, use decorations and unusual drinking glasses and drink coasters to become the bartender of your own personal bar which serves Vodka Drinks Recipes!