A Little Insight About Vodka –
Vodka is a clear liquid and the most popular of the mixed drinks. In other countries its usually not mixed with anything its most commonly drank on the rocks. Because it really has no flavor, makes it great for mixing with just about any flavor of juice or energy drink. Vodka is made from mostly grains, corn, rye, wheat, and barley, and sometimes potatoes, beets or grapes. After fermentation of the sugars derived from the grains or potatoes, this “mash” is distilled at a very high proof, usually 190 (or 95% alcohol). This effectively eliminates most of its distinctive flavors, which are present in other liquors that are distilled to lower proofs. It is then purified further by the treatment of the liquid with charcoal. The quality of the finished product is determined, in large part, by the quality of the water, which makes up more than half of the vodka, the method of distillation including the number of distillations, the type of charcoal used in the purification process, and the quality of the equipment used throughout.
Popular Drinks featuring Vodka – Apple Martini, Bay Breeze, Black Russian, Bloody Mary, Cape Cod, Colorado Bulldog, Cosmopolitan, Gibson, Greyhound, Hairy Navel, John Collins (i.e Vodka Collins), Kamikaze, Madras, Martini, Salty Dog, Screwdriver, Sea Breeze, Sex on the Beach, shot, Vodka & Tonic, Vodka-Seven, Vodka-Soda, White Russian. The drink that seems to have really taken off is a mixture with orange juice and Red Bull. This has been a trend that has blown up since the introduction of energy drinks.
Want to try a little at home weekend science project? We came across a cool video someone has done for a do it yourself at home to make it yourself Vodka. Have a quick look – You Tube Video