Vodkas made from corn tend to be fairly neutral in taste; those made from wheat have a soft, smooth character, others carry hints of the fruit essences they contain. Based on the type and quality of the ingredients, smoothness gets better and worse. Corn, potatoes, molasses, barley, rye and wheat are the common ingredients for vodka.
Spirits like vodka and tequila are carb-free and fat-free. The key is what they are mixed with, also watch the amount of calorie. No-carb or fat-free doesn't mean calorie-free.
With a little time, one can funnel your energy into creating colorful and flavored vodkas, offering a taste that is all own. Choosing a suitable vodka base is key to effective flavor infusion. Rye or potato based vodkas are not conductive to effective flavor and color infusion, as they detract away from the taste you are trying to create. The more times vodka is distilled, the clearner and purer it becomes. So worth trying to choose vodkas that are distilled more than three times. The choice is almost infinite and stretches as far as imagination. Everyone can choose between either fresh fruit, or more alternative ingredients. Mellow flavors include cantaloupe, peach, strawberry, cherry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, mango and vanilla beans. Lemon, lime or grapefruit flavors offer a sharper bite to the palate.
Vodka is an unusual spirit in that it possesses little flavour and is easily disguised yet has a very strong kick. Part of Vodka's appeal is its strength but what really makes it so versatile is that one can add virtually any mixer to it give a totally unique flavour. Vodka is especially well matched to refreshing fruity flavours. That's why vodka juice cocktails are so popular.
If seeking more darling flavours than just vodka tomato, look to fresh ginger, lemongrass, herbs, garlic or chili peppers and mix them with tomato juice for Bloody Mary with a difference.
Lovers argue that regardless of its origins, the Bloody Mary is a true classic cocktail. It is still alive, refreshing, a great hangover cure, an aperitif, and more creative to the amateur mixer than any drink could be. One can create an own signature recipe with the addition or subtraction of numerous ingredients. Ingredients, distillation and filtration are the three important things that determine vodka's general caliber, price and its taste.
Bloody Mary is one of the most popular cocktails. Into a shaker filled with ice a large shot of vodka is added, then tomato juice, Tabasco, couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a teaspoon of horseradish sauce, a dash of port or red wine, the juice of a lemon, and a quick grind of salt and pepper. Everything is shacked and strained into an ice-filled highball.
Many restaurants are now serving Bloody Mary bars. There are lots of boat shaped containers and so many ingenious ways of displaying garnishes, that it feels like a course in the meal by just creating own Bloody Mary. When entertaining, one of the easiest ways to prepare Bloody Marys is by the pitcher full. Keep your ice separate. You can prepare your glasses by rimming them in salt or a mixture of salt, pepper and dill weed.
This is considered to be a perfect hangover cure; lining the stomach and spark off all those brain cells. Ideal to recover and invigorate oneself.