Vodka, one of the west's favourite spirits.  Any Vodka produced in the United States must be tasteless, odourless, and colourless by law.  And like the tofu of the liquor world, it absorbs the flavour of whatever you surround it with.  It is this ability that has made Vodka as popular as it is now.

Vodka is Russian for, "Little Water".  In the days of the Czars, it was distilled from potatoes, whereas today's is made from grain.  Also, modern Vodka is filtered through charcoal to remove any remaining impurities.  Here are some lesser-utilized drinks you can make for yourself:

Desert Sunrise
Vodka, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine.
Pour over crushed ice.

Italian Screwdriver
Citrus Vodka, Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Ginger Ale.
Pour over ice into a sugar-rimmed glass.

High-Proofed Vodka, Madeira, Orange Juice.
Shake with ice and strain.

Vodka, Amontillado Sherry, Dry Vermouth.
Shake with ice and strain.

Tropical Iced Tea 
Vodka, Rum, Gin, Triple Sec, Sour Mix, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Grenadine.
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass and pour over ice.

Have fun, drink responsibility, and be a hit at your next party with these!

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