About National Vodka Day
Vodka is an alcoholic beverage originatng from Poland and Russia. It is distilled from cereal grains or potatoes and its name means 'little water'.
Nationalvodkaday.com reports that spirit account for 20 to 25 percent of spirits sold in North America, and with the market growth, the demand for vodka is higher than ever. In just five years 115 new flavored vodkas have been introduced according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States
- Did you know? Vodka was banned in Russia between 1914 and 1925.
- Did you know? Vodka is sometimes used in cooking to make pie crusts flakier.
- Did you know? The vodka belt comprises the Nordic countries (minus Denmark), the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Russia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Slovakia. In these northern countries, it is too cold for grapes, so their vodka is mainly distilled from grain or potatoes.
Classic Bloody Mary
2 oz. Vodka
4 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1⁄2 oz. Olive Juice
1⁄4 oz. Balsamic Vinegar
1-2 Dashes Tabasco
1⁄2 oz. Tomato Juice
1⁄2 oz. Lemon Juice
1⁄2 tsp. Horseradish
Directions: Rim a pint glass or mason jar with salt and fill the glass with ice. Combine all ingredients in the glass over the ice and stir with a cocktail spoon. Garnish with a celery stalk, skewered cocktail olives & onions, lime and lemon rounds.