It’s been said that vodka tastes like nothing; therefore, it mixes well with everything, and, let’s face it, everyone orders it Made for centuries and considered the water of life, vodka is a staple around the world. As in other spirits, the source of water is an important distinction. Some vodkas are even crafted with glacial ice but you also have to consider its base. Vodka is distilled from many things, including grapes, potatoes, corn and grain. No matter the origin, distilled and filtered two, three, or even six times, producing a clean and smooth spirit is the goal. Nowadays, flavored vodkas are all the rage, but I’m a purist. Vodka, please. Shaken not stirred.