Russia’s Vodka, a famous distilled spirit liquor with unique water like look, but strong and intensive alcohol content from 38% to 50% to burn. The name “vodka” is from Slavic word voda (water), and have roots meaning “water/drink that to burn”. For me, it exactly like the word, in Chinese, I express it “形如水，烈如火” (look like water, but taste like fire”).
This kind of strong drink that burn body, I not surprise popular on Russia and Northern Europe, or Eastern Europe, where have a cool weather during the winter time. Being travel to Winter place below the temperature, if you are outdoor and exposure to the cold temperature in a reasonable duration, I can personally imagine why Vodka drink being popular.
Pairing with dish instead of pure vodka seem more a practical way for the drink.
Surprise to see for had so many color way for presentment beside the pure water form.
Served in the cocktail way provide a different kind of sensation for the drink experience.
For me, pure drink of it without adding ice is too strong for drinking. However, if in silent night in the air con room, reading and alone, it is one of the substitute for the Whiskey, Red Wine or Brandy.
It is also commonly used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as the bloody Mary, the screwdriver, the sex on the beach, the White Russian, the vodka tonic, and the vodka martini.
Cocktail Blood Mary
Cocktail Vodka Tonic
Cocktail White Russian
Cocktail Sex on the Beach