“Which is the best vodka?” is by far the number one question people ask me. Since I live in Moscow, it should come as no surprise that I often use Russian vodka in my drinks and recipes. But I have lots of favorite vodkas from all around the world. My preference is different depending on whether I serve the vodka straight-up, in a cocktail or in food dishes.
Of course, with so many vodkas and so little time, where should you start?
To help make your decision a little easier, the nice folks at FindTheBest (actually I’ve never met them, but they seem nice enough) have incorporated many of the finest vodkas on the planet into an “innovative new platform which allows both cooking and vodka enthusiasts to explore the world of vodka in one convenient location.”
This nifty guide features expert ratings and lists brands by alcohol content, distillation type,
According to FindTheBest: “Never underestimate the value that quality vodka can have on the simplest of dishes.” And I couldn’t agree more. Leave the cheap stuff for your mother-in-law to steal and save your premium vodka for some serious cooking and drinking, I always say (though you won’t hear me saying this anywhere near my mother-in-law).
Which is the best vodka? It’ll be a lot more fun for you to decide for yourself. Trust me. And this guide will certainly come in handy as you organize your own tastings – which, by the way, should be conducted with the vodkas at room temperature so as to detect the subtleties of each spirit. Ice numbs the taste buds making it very difficult to distinguish one vodka from another…and eventually the chair from the floor if you conduct too many “experiments”.