Vodka, traditionally enjoyed in Eastern Europe, is a distilled spirit made up of mostly water and ethanol. It’s made by distilling fermented substances like grains or potatoes and is used in a variety of popular cocktails such as White Russians, Vodka Martinis and Cosmopolitans…for the ladies. Or for you. Maybe you like Cosmos. I don’t know. But nevertheless, there are tons of vodka-based cocktails enjoyed by many around the world.
Here at of Iron & Oak, we’re not too keen on vodka as we’re bigger whiskey drinkers. I don’t think I’ve personally purchased a bottle of vodka since I was a junior in college, and it wasn’t even for me. These days, I typically only enjoy vodka on Sunday mornings in my Bloody Mary’s. There’s usually a thick slab of bacon, half a bottle of hot sauce and tons of ground pepper mixed in with some tomato juice and Worcestershire sauce. It’s pretty delicious and gets me going in the morning, but other than that, I can’t say vodka is my favorite spirit. You may enjoy the stuff though and, therefore, may be more likely to have it lying around.
For those who are like me and aren’t too big on vodka, or for those who just enjoy strange lists, I came across an article on The Daily Green this morning about vodka and had to repost it for our readers. Apparently, vodka is much more useful than I thought. Here are ten strange uses for vodka you didn’t know about.