In the past, flavored vodkas were looked down upon and thought to be a short-lived fad.
It’s not surprising with all the cloying fruity and candy-like flavors that were popping up everywhere. In a welcomed turn of events, vodka brands have stepped up their “flavor” game with ingredients that are far from artificial. Offering flavors that are exotic, citrusy, herbal, and even spicy, these vodkas will, no doubt, bring something amazingly different to the table every time. And with more and more brands experimenting, they keep getting better. These ten tasty liquors are worth a try in 2020!
Ketel One Botanical
Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose are the three new, crisp vodkas Ketel One introduced to their market in May of 2018. This trio of deliciously fresh-tasting vodkas are distilled with true botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences. With just 73 calories and 0 carbs per serving, they are unique because they clock in at 30% ABV, which is less than the minimum alcohol content of regular vodka (40% ABV).
Svedka Cucumber Lime
Released in February of 2016, Svedka continued its flavored-vodka reign with their Cucumber Lime launch. This vodka brings consumers a crisp combination of zesty citrus and cool cucumber flavors.
Deep Eddy Sweet Tea
This sweet vodka is the first product of Deep Eddy’s and begins with their original vodka, which is ten times distilled for an amazingly smooth outcome. They add real, whole-leaf Indonesian Black Tea and sweeten it up with organic honey sourced from a local Texas Hill apiary. The vodka itself ends up being just 70 calories and contains 4 grams of carbs and 4 grams of sugar, making it a great addition in cocktails, and light enough to enjoy on its own.
Van Gogh Pineapple
This premium tropical vodka is handcrafted with ripe pineapples and a hint of orange, making it the perfect add-in to your favorite summer-themed cocktail. Whether you drink it alone or mixed, you’ll get a taste of paradise in every sip.
Van Gogh Double Espresso
Van Gogh Double Espresso naturally infused coffee flavored vodka offers a taste as rich and bold as your favorite cup of espresso. Made with Columbian coffee beans, it gives off a warm roasted aroma followed by hints of sweetness. Its sophisticated, smooth flavor offers the perfect canvas for any of your luxury coffee-inspired creations.
Absolut Lime is the newest addition to its core collection of flavors, introducing itself almost 30 years after Absolut Citron was in the spotlight. This vodka is a staple for many and is fantastic for mixing. With its natural lime flavor and vanilla notes, the finish offers the palate a smooth, yet warm sting.
Belvedere Ginger Zest
To make sure that its Polska rye vodka is saturated with only real fruits and spices and avoids the addition of synthetic essences, Belvedere incorporates a unique, time-intensive blending process. Pure Chinese ginger, Spanish lemons, and South African grapefruit take a plunge in Belvedere vodka to create their Ginger Zest flavor.
Grey Goose Cherry Noir
This seductive vodka is created using the essence of the finest ripe black cherries, handpicked by local farmers from the hillsides of French Basque Country. It is blended with classic Grey Goose Vodka for it’s dark and sweet taste and bright finish.
Effen Blood Orange
In Holland, the word “effen” translates to “smooth,” and this vodka is certainly that (and more!). Filtered a total of five times, this vodka is smooth enough to sip on its own or can add the sweetness of citrus zest into cocktails. The infusion of juicy blood oranges with a hint of vanilla trailing behind offers the palate a zesty, sweet, and subtle finish, yet still goes down with a little heat.
Stoli brought the only pepper vodka on the market with serious heat in 2012 as a celebration of its 50th anniversary of original flavored vodkas. The spicy jalapeño flavor is strong after the initial subtlety of the hints of smoke. Combine with pineapple or lime flavors to soothe the heated mouthfeel or add to a Bloody Mary for some serious kick.