Vodka is a clear, unaged spirit produced using any ingredient that has fermentable sugars. Cereal grains like rye, barley and wheat are most common, but vodka can also be made with potatoes, grapes or sugar beets, among other things.
Though the legal definition of vodka is a “colorless, odorless, flavorless” spirit, differences in aroma and taste can definitely be discerned among brands as well as among those made with different bases. Vodka may be sipped neat, but it is most often mixed in cocktails, in this case ice cream! The name vodka comes from the Slavic word “zhiznennia voda,” which is interpreted as “little water,” or “water of life.”
We use Dripping Springs clear, grain-based vodka. Grain vodkas are the most popular and tend to be smooth and fruity.