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What Bartenders Should Know about Flavored Vodkas

By Ray Foley

Flavored vodkas, which have become quite popular in the bartending world, are made with the addition of natural flavoring ingredients. Scores of flavored vodkas are available, from apple to Zubrowka. (Once sold with a single blade of grass in each bottle, Zubrowka is no longer available with grass in the United States because some believed the grass contained a toxic compound, but you can still get it sans flora.)

New flavors of vodka come out seemingly every day. The following is a list of just some of the most popular flavored vodkas:

  • 360 Vodka offers a wide variety of flavors including Buttered Popcorn, Glazed Donut, Red Raspberry, Huckleberry, Double Chocolate, Cola, Grape, Mandarin Orange, Madagascar Vanilla, Georgia Peach, Sorrento Lemon, and Bing Cherry.

  • 4 Orange Premium Vodka is the world’s first and only super-premium vodka distilled from pure Florida oranges.

  • Absolut offers many flavors, including Apeach, Berri Açaí, Citron, Kurant, Mandrin, Mango, Pears, Peppar, Raspberri, Ruby Red, and Vanilia.

  • Bakon Vodka is a bacon-flavored vodka made from potatoes and the essence of bacon.

  • C îroc offers Red Berry, Coconut, and Peach.

  • EFFEN Black Cherry combines natural black cherry and vanilla flavors.

  • Finlandia offers Cranberry, Lime, and Tangerine.

  • Firefly offers Lemon Tea, Mint Tea, Peach Tea, Raspberry Tea, and Sweet Tea Vodka.

  • Gordon’s offers Citrus and Wildberry.

  • Grey Goose offers Le Citron, L’Orange, and La Poire.

  • Ketel One offers Citroen and Oranje.

  • Seagram’s offers Peach Tea and Sweet Tea.

  • SKYY offers Cherry, Citrus, Ginger, Grape, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, and Raspberry flavors.

  • Smirnoff offers an extensive list of fruit flavors, including Blueberry, Cranberry, Green Apple, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, and Watermelon, plus many other non-fruit flavors.

  • Sobieski offers Karamel, Cytron, Vanilia, Raspberry, Espresso, Bison Grass, Cynamon, and Orange.

  • Square One offers Cucumber and Botanical vodkas.

  • Stoli offers Blueberi, Citros, Cranberi, Gala Applik, Ohranj, Peachik, Razberi, Strasberi, and Vanil.

  • Three Olives is offered in Berry, Cherry, Chocolate, Citrus, Grape, Green Apple, Orange, Raspberry, and more.

  • UV Vodka offers Apple, Blue, Cake, Candy Bar, Chocolate Cake, Citrus, Cherry, Lemonade, Grape, Orange, Vanilla, and Whipped.

  • Vincent Van Gogh offers Acai-Blueberry, Banana, Black Cherry, Double Espresso, Dutch Chocolate, Espresso, Grape, Mango, Mojito Mint, Pineapple, Pomegranate, and more.

  • VOX Raspberry has the flavor of fresh raspberries.