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9 Flavored Vodkas You’ll Want to Add to Your Bar Cart
From bold green chile to zesty ginger, these palate-pleasing liquors will have you rethinking flavored vodka.
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Even a standard vodka tonic becomes a special-occasion drink when you make it with vodka that’s blended with fresh-squeezed grapefruit and rose botanicals. Oh, and did I mention that Ketel One has no carbs?
What do you do if you want a strawberry vodka lemonade when it’s not strawberry season? Heart of Glass is made with fresh strawberries, so it tastes like real strawberry, not strawberry flavoring. It also adds a nice berry-ness to a Moscow mule.
Five types of peppers—from bell peppers to serranos—go into St. George Green Chile Vodka. Want to be famous for your homemade Bloody Marys without sticking an entire buffet into the glass? Then consider a spicy vodka upgrade.
There’s something about pineapple that takes your taste buds on a tropical vacation. Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka mixed with coconut-flavored seltzer is a getaway in a glass!
There’s something bracing about the taste of ginger. Hanson of Sonoma Ginger Vodka adds an unexpected kick to a Moscow mule. While you’ll never want to stock your bar cart with plain vodka again, don’t toss out the plain stuff—you can use it as a householder cleaner.
Which flavored vodka is best? We’ve saved the best for last. The mellowness of honey is the perfect match for a bite of pepper in Nemiroff Honey Pepper Vodka. This sweet-spicy flavor makes a complex cocktail. It’s a grown-up option for fans of spiced liquors.