Vodka

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  1. fannie

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    Ok I know that it is not wine, but we are doing another party next weekend to celebrate my sisters 25th wedding anniversary.  I plan on getting some flavored vodka, but have only had a few kinds.  Pinnacle makes flavored ones.  Which of these flavors would you say would be a hit at the party?  Keep in mind age will range from 21 to 60+.  Thanks,

    I plan on getting three or so bottles and then stuff to mix in.  What do you recommend for mixing in?
     
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  2. kokopuffs

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    Mix into the wodka some freshly squeezed oranges or pink grapefruits, and slightly stirred not shakened with a bit of some Schweppes Club Soda for fizz.
     
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  3. alexb

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    KoKpuff's probably right. Skip the flavored Wodka and flavor it yourself, with fruit juice . You could use elderberry syrup. But first you have to have elderberries and make the syrup. I like pinnacle vodka. It's French, it's cheap, and it has a certain class above Georgie and Bartons my new standbys.
     
  4. chefedb

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    Another empty bottle and a funnel for mixing
     
  5. dave kinogie

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    My favorite vodka hands down is Van Gogh Vodka. Their flavored vodkas are really good and I'm not much for flavored vodkas.
     
  6. mike9

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    My go to Vodka is Tito's Hand Made.  It's a very pure spirit being distilled six times.  It takes flavor very well, it's delicious neat and it won't break the bank.  And it's made in Texas.
     
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  7. dave kinogie

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    Tito's is quite good for the money, but I honestly feel it's extremely overrated in general. I don't personally find it anywhere close to as smooth as people insist either, especially neat.

    If I want a relatively smooth, very cheap and clean mixer that adds little flavor I'm going Veil. It's like $20 a handle and I think it compares to Goose in that it has almost no real flavor, but is very smooth and clean. Pretty suburban for martinis, on the rocks or neat though.

    I still love me some Stoli though.
     
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  8. chefbuba

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    I no longer drink but my vodka of choice was Grey Goose or Vox,  press (splash of soda, splash of 7up & a twist) or with a splash of lemonade.

    Skip the flavored stuff and have plenty of mix in's.
     
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  9. mike9

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    See I think Goose is over rated - for a great taste, but less pure (distilled three times and less money) I like Luksusawa - real vodka made from potatoes.
     
  10. dave kinogie

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    I agree, Goose is very overrated and overpriced. It's a good vodka, but nothing special and really lacks taste. Quite smooth though.

    If I'm going a little pricey I prefer something like Zyr.
     
  11. planethoff

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    I agree with Dave Kinogie.  Veil is equal to goose at half the price.  Only problem is you can only get at Total Wine & More.  Bonus- For month of Sept they have a sale on Veil and it comes in many flavors.  I still agree to just buy plain and add flavor though.
     
  12. Iceman

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    First off ... Alex ... this thread is over a year old. The party has come and gone.

    Next ... Why can't anyone just answer the question asked?!?
    The OP asked: ["I plan on getting some flavored vodka, but have only had a few kinds. ... Which of these flavors would you say would be a hit at the party?"]

    My direct answer choice would be "Smirnoff". It's a standard brand-name product that's been around for like forever. You can find it at most any liquor-selling grocery store. And it's probably the most popular brand at regular people bars that don't have to up-sell people with big-named high-priced stuff.

    I work in a bunch of these type of bars. These are the biggest selling flavors. A jigger of vodka over ice with a splash of soda water garnished with named fruit. Real simple easy.


    It ain'te rocket surgery.
     
  13. Iceman

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    It's all good Alex. I'm not sayin', ... I'm just sayin'. I wasn't venting at you. LOL. It's just a standard common thing for posters (new members mostly) to not catch the date of the original post. I've don't it a number of times ... and I still do it still.
     
  14. mike9

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    Try Tito's Handmade Vodka.  It's a small batch vodka made in Texas.  It's distilled six times and is very pure and great tasting as well.
     
  15. kokopuffs

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    My favorite vodkas are Seagrams and two Polish brands that I haven't seen in ages: Zubrovka and Wyborova.  I hope that I've spelled the names correctly.  The Polish ones have some of the smoothest taste that I've ever experienced in a vodka.
     
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  16. flipflopgirl

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    This being an old thread and thought I would update it for those who may care lol.

    Being a bartender in my former life (even played on in a movie /img/vbsmilies/smilies/cool.gif  ) had an urge to throw in a $$ tip (just mainly agreeing with @chefbuba  mentioned so long ago re lots of vodka with a plethora of mixins).

    IMO the flavored wodkas were a great thing to find on my back bar ...giving me some extra products to play around with.....made a lotta cocktails based on this or that flavor.

    Pour a few fingers booze over a bit of ice in the business end of a shaker...add a few splashes of whatever was in the closest speed pour container....then shake it like I meant it.

    Flipped it over and with a swift crack on the palm of my hand..opened..and strained into whatever cocktail glass that had an appropriately prepared rim (sugar, salt, a mix of them or maybe a mix with a pinch of dried, pulverized hot pepper ...maybe ginger... peppermint candy dust always made for a popular rim.....endless possibilities, no?

    Then I found this line of products http://www.lorannoils.com/  (very concentrated only need a micro drop per drink or two) and I found it silly to devote so many bottles and so much room when I could create on the fly!

    Granted the only time I have cocktail duties these days is either at my own home or maybe that of a friend.

    I have 4-5 of the tiny ampules in popular flavors kept airtight by a tiny dropper.....

    Don't have to invest in six different liters of booze and can still be popular with all my friends lol.

    Mandarin orange kamikaze is a big hit and one of my most favorite on a hot Texas afternoon lol!

    mimi
     
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  17. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Picking up on @flipflopgirl  's line of thought ... 


    I'll vote for Home-infused Cherry Vodka (I started with Smirnoff when it was on sale)

    I served Cherry-tini as our signature drink, at a cocktail party we threw a few weeks ago in fact, utilizing the whole cherries as the garnish,

    it was a huge hit.

    I still have a pint left in the freezer Mimi, come on over!
     
  18. mike9

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    Don't have Wyborowa here, but we do have Luksusowa from Poland and it's a delicious potato vodka.  Not as purified as Tito's, but very tasty if you like yours neat like I do.  
     
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    They sell Wyborowa vodka here in Mexico for $5 US a liter.  Oso Negro is my go to vodka, also at $5 US a liter.  Both are worth three times the money compared to the famous brand names.
     
  20. kokopuffs

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    +++++++1^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^