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flavored vodka

Type

Neutral spirits

Description

Generic for vodka which, after distillation, is flavored with natural or artificial herbal, spice, or fruit components by infusion, maceration, aging, or secondary distillations. Historically, infused vodkas each took on their own names, and once flavored, were not, strictly speaking, vodka any longer. In current-day parlance, flavored renditions are all considered subsets of vodka, so-named. Traditionally, vodkas were flavored with herbs, grasses, spices, and occasionally sweetened with honey. The modern trend is to treat vodkas with simple fruit flavors, a process made easier by 20th-21st century technolgies of chemistry and preservation. Even given that, the quality of fruit flavors in vodka varies widely with few attaining characters which can truly be termed "natural".

Availability

Generally available. Available for on-line ordering in some markets.

Substitute

other flavored vodka

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 1 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureLemon Drop

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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