Vodka

This list of 10 top lesser-known spirits isn’t about comfort zones. It’s about spirits that you probably haven't heard of, all of which have been released in the past year, and which have some...
Although punch generally conjures up thoughts of 1950s-style bowls of sherbet and soda, traditional punches are appearing with regularity on hip Brooklyn cocktail lists as well as at new restaurants...
Among the classics, the highball and the cooler are the least complicated beverages to make and master. A highball is defined as a base spirit with a mixer, usually carbonated, whose invention is...
When it comes to traditional recipes—those drinks that have been in cocktail books since bartender Jerry Thomas published his Bar-Tender’s Guide in 1862—mixologists have been loath to tamper too much...
The most immediately obvious thing about Canada’s favorite cocktail is that it bears a strong resemblance to one of America’s favorite cocktails: It’s like the Bloody Mary met its over-the-border...
There are not many distillers that have existed long enough to celebrate their 325th anniversary, but the Nolet family of Schiedam, Holland—whose distillery produces Ketel One vodka—falls into that...
Many top-tier vodka labels boast about the smoothness of their spirit—going so far as to triple- and even quadruple-distill the liquor to minimize the bite characteristic of lower-end products. But...
Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “ To the Beginning & End of an Evening ” Grey Goose VX Although many point to the marketing acumen of the late Sidney Frank...
Discover three distinctive takes on the vodka martini to honor the October 4 holiday…
The spirit distinguishes itself by employing Japanese ingredients and techniques…
Grey Goose and Baccarat crystal are packing the tools for the perfect martini in a sleek aluminum carrying case for the holidays. The limited-edition series of 25 martini-mixing kits ($475) is...
In spite of the official government ruling that all vodkas are tasteless, odorless, and colorless, anyone who has sipped two different vodka martinis side by side knows that there are variances in...
In 1997, the late Sidney Frank, a savvy spirits importer who practically made Jägermeister a household word, decided what the world needed next was a premium pot-distilled vodka made in France. Using...
Russians invented vodka centuries ago, but the U.S. government only recognized the clear spirit (which was deemed odorless and tasteless) as a separate spirit category in 1951. Since then, distillers...
When first unveiled in 2003, elit by Stolichnaya vodka justified its $60 premium price with promises of unparalleled purity and crispness delivered by a cold filtration process that makes it easier...
Inspired by the sartorial stars of London’s Savile Row, Absolut released its classic vodka in a brand-new suit. The Absolut Crystal Pinstripe bottle is hand-blown by fellow Swedish company Reijmyre,...
Actor-comedian-musician Dan Aykroyd, a student of the paranormal, created Crystal Head vodka ($50), which is a glacier-clear spirit that provides enlightenment of its own.