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How Many Calories Are in Vodka?

How Many Calories Are in Vodka?

There are just 64 calories in a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka, according to various sources on the internet. At first glance, that sounds pretty reasonable. An apple has 95 calories, after all. And internet-famous avocados average 322 calories a piece! Well, sure. But fruits and vegetables have considerably more vitamins and minerals than spirits, and […]

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An Unlikely Candidate for a Farm-to-Table Makeover? Flavored Vodka

An Unlikely Candidate for a Farm-to-Table Makeover? Flavored Vodka

Vodka has a split personality. It alienates many self-proclaimed cocktail aficionados, who regard it and its fans as “either boring or troublesome,” according to one industry poll. The worst offenders are, of course, flavored vodkas that have been artificially altered to taste like whipped cream or bananas. Consumers, on the other hand, like vodka. A […]

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So Long, Citron: 5 of the Best Flavored Vodkas, Ranked

So Long, Citron: 5 of the Best Flavored Vodkas, Ranked

Ketel One Vodka launched a new line, Botanical, in May. Made with non-GMO grains and no sugar or artificial sweeteners, the series features varieties like Cucumber & Mint, Peach & Orange Blossom, and Grapefruit & Rose. The line is not technically classified as a ”flavored vodka” by the TTB, due to its slightly lower ABV, […]

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How Did Vodka Become the Spirit of Pride?

How Did Vodka Become the Spirit of Pride?

June is here and, for many in the LGBTQ community and those who support them, that means Pride Month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, known simply as Pride Month, is celebrated each June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. Now in its 31st year, Pride Month is known by many for […]

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To Capture the Terroir of San Francisco, One Distiller Is Making Vodka With Fog

To Capture the Terroir of San Francisco, One Distiller Is Making Vodka With Fog

Laboratory analyses can’t identify anything special about the water Hangar One Vodka Distillery collects from Bay Area fog to produce its limited edition Fog Point Vodka. But head distiller Caley Shoemaker can. She says it’s the taste of San Francisco. At the height of summer, when inland temperatures soar above 90 degrees, San Francisco is […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Bols Genever (and Liqueurs)

9 Things You Should Know About Bols Genever (and Liqueurs)

Lucas Bols, a distiller based in Amsterdam, has more than four centuries of botanical booze-making under its belt. A family-owned distilling company founded in 1575, Bols (for short) is best-known for its eponymous genever and colorful line of liqueurs, which look neon-tactically artificial but, according to the company, are au natural — or should we […]

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The Refreshing East African Cocktail That Brings Heart, History, and a Dash of Magic to Happy Hour

The Refreshing East African Cocktail That Brings Heart, History, and a Dash of Magic to Happy Hour

­In the highlands of Kenya’s northern Laikipia County, just off the Equator, there’s a clifftop spot where vast plains spread almost as far as the eye can see, until the unmistakable silhouette of Mount Kenya rises in the distance. From the deck of the Loisaba Tented Camp you can spy elephants and giraffes grazing below, […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Absolut Vodka

10 Things You Should Know About Absolut Vodka

Even if you don’t drink vodka, you’re probably familiar with Absolut, thanks to its ridiculously successful marketing campaign. Even if you do drink Absolut, there are probably more than a few things you don’t know about the product, or the company itself. From a surprising level of environmental awareness to ancient water sources to that […]

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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]

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