NATIONAL VODKA DAY | OCTOBER 4
National Vodka Day recognizes a popular beverage used in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks. Explore your options on October 4th and raise a toast to the celebration.
Makers distill a variety of substances to make vodka. As a result, diverse types of vodka fill the shelves at the liquor store. Grain, potatoes, fruits, and sugar vodkas fit a variety of mixing needs behind the bar or in the kitchen, too.
Traditionally, prepared vodkas had an alcoholic content of percent by volume. In the United States, products sold as vodka must have an alcoholic content of 30 percent or more.
Enjoy vodka on the rocks or in cocktails and mixed drinks. There are so many to choose from as the list below suggests:
- Bloody Mary
- Sex on the Beach
- Moscow Mule
- White Russian
- Black Russian
- Vodka Martini
Makers have expanded the variety of flavors making endless possibilities when it comes to cocktails, mixed drinks, and other beverages the whole year-round.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL VODKA DAY
Mix up your favorite vodka cocktail and share while you savor an autumn afternoon. Remember always to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Use #NationalVodkaDay when using social media.
NATIONAL VODKA DAY HISTORY
Celebrated since at least 2009, National Vodka Day has been mentioned by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has also been noted on news websites such as CBS. Meanwhile, National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this beverage celebration.
Q. Is vodka odorless and tasteless?
A. All alcohols have a flavor and odor. However some are more neutral than others, and that’s one of the reasons vodka lends itself so well to mixed drinks.
Q. Is vodka gluten-free?
A. Vodka is only gluten-free if it is made from potatoes. If it’s made with wheat, it will include gluten.
Q. Is vodka low calorie?
A. Ounce for ounce, vodka contains fewer calories than most distilled liquors. That said, vodka is usually mixed with other ingredients that increase the calorie count, though so do other distilled liquors. When added to other low-calorie ingredients, vodka is a winner when you’re counting calories.