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Old 06-25-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Closing in on Little Rock
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what's in a cape cod??? I actually like 7-up or sprite mixed with vodka over ice
Cranberry juice and vodka. I like to add a slice of lime.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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^^That's my husband drink of choice these days too. You never hear it called that here though. It's just "vodka cranberry please".
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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The one you like better. Game I've played as a bartender: most people cannot pick out "their" brand of vodka in a blind taste test, unless it was one of those bison grass vodkas from Poland. (Other people fared slightly better with their bourbon and many better with their scotch). But people do love their brands (me included).
Nailed it on the vodka. I can't tell much diff between Grey Goose, Smirnoff, or Finlandia. I thnk Smirnoff is a touch sweeter than the other two. I probably could tell if it was Popov, on the first couple of shots. Popov is freaking nasty. See also anything made by McCormick. Everything I've ever tried from McCormick is also freakng nasty.

Cheap booze is for kids. Then you get older, and realize, I don't have to drink stuff that tastes like old shoes and gasoline.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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None of the above..... Ketel One is the answer.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Eternal State of Confusion
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None of the above..... Ketel One is the answer.
Same! Ketel One for most mixed drinks. Grey Goose on the rocks.

However, I do LOVE Grey Goose La Poire with cranberry juice (or seltzer and a splash of cranberry). So refreshing!
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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The one you like better. Game I've played as a bartender: most people cannot pick out "their" brand of vodka in a blind taste test...
Amen. In a famous blind taste test conducted by the New York Times several years ago, with experienced food and beverage tasters, Smirnoff was the top pick over much more expensive alternatives.

I also find the snobbism associated with premium vodkas kind of silly considering the fact that U.S. Federal liquor law defines vodka as a colorless, tasteless liquor.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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Which one is better?
Of the ones you listed I would rank them:

1. Belvedere
2. Grey Goose
3. Ciroc

I don't care for Ciroc. My preference for Belvedere is weak. I prefer potato based vodka and Chopin is my favorite. Most of the premium vodkas are indistinguishable from one another. Ciroc is an exception. I do not care for it.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Amen. In a famous blind taste test conducted by the New York Times several years ago, with experienced food and beverage tasters, Smirnoff was the top pick over much more expensive alternatives.

Exactly. Smirnoff is pretty smooth for being such an affordable Vodka, so it does the trick. Like someone else said, I'll buy Texas when I can. Enchanted Rock is a good, cheap vodka. But honestly, I really can't tell a difference in most vodkas once you get in Smirnoff's price range and go up. Considering most people just throw their vodka in coke, cranberry juice, or tonic, I would never waste $50 on a bottle of Vodka for something like Grey Goose. Seems like an epic waste of money. Bourbon/Scotches and Gins are the only liquors I go pricey on.


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I also find the snobbism associated with premium vodkas kind of silly considering the fact that U.S. Federal liquor law defines vodka as a colorless, tasteless liquor.
It's beyond silly. It's a major turn off for me.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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vodka and grapefruit juice, salted rim.
Actually, that's a Salty Dog. Greyhound is the same, without the salt rim
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I go with Ciroc. Belvedere tastes like crap to me. Grey Goose you can't ever go wrong with. But Ciroc is the smoothest out of the 3.
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