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Old 07-23-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I second the Smirnoff.....
I agree and Absolute is a good one as well.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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Pretty much any Ukrainian Vodka is smooth and good. Hard to find in the states except if you live in a Ukrainian area.
Try Medoff, Krutysa. or Nemoff.

Not smooth exactly but honey hot pepper vodka is tasty.

The absolute cheapest I have ever tried is Gordons. I'ts OK in a mixed drink.

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Idaho russets are better suited for french fries, in my opinion.
I agree!
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Pretty much any Ukrainian Vodka is smooth and good. Hard to find in the states except if you live in a Ukrainian area.
Try Medoff, Krutysa. or Nemoff.

Not smooth exactly but honey hot pepper vodka is tasty.

The absolute cheapest I have ever tried is Gordons. I'ts OK in a mixed drink.
I quite often buy Gordons for exactly that use: mixed drinks, like vokda and tonic. Our daughter and son in law lived in Poland for 2 years and fell in love with Polish vodkas...Many years ago, and I mean many, my husband worked for a liquor store one summer while in college: the owner told him, vodka is vodka when it is in a mixed drink. This isn't true straight, but otherwise. I don't know whether he was right or not, but that has always stuck in my mind.

Nita
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Warren, OH
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I quite often buy Gordons for exactly that use: mixed drinks, like vokda and tonic. Our daughter and son in law lived in Poland for 2 years and fell in love with Polish vodkas...Many years ago, and I mean many, my husband worked for a liquor store one summer while in college: the owner told him, vodka is vodka when it is in a mixed drink. This isn't true straight, but otherwise. I don't know whether he was right or not, but that has always stuck in my mind.

Nita
Glad you agree! If I want a good vodka I can skip Smirnoff. Neither are fantastic but gordons does the job, has no strange taste and does not give a hangover when it's consumed responsibly.

Georgi Vodka is NOT vodka in a mixed drink. It is really bad. Tried it in college. Never again.

Polish vodkas are also good but cost a bit more.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Glad you agree! If I want a good vodka I can skip Smirnoff. Neither are fantastic but gordons does the job, has no strange taste and does not give a hangover when it's consumed responsibly.

Georgi Vodka is NOT vodka in a mixed drink. It is really bad. Tried it in college. Never again.

Polish vodkas are also good but cost a bit more.
Agree on all of this,especially the part about giving us a headache: yep, if we get one, it is usually due to over indulgence and I can get one drinking cheap or expenisve anything. As for Polish, Trader Joes has one that is pretty inexpensive or they did last time I checked.

Nita
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Tree
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I like Romanoff, Burnett's and Georgi which are middle of the road. I buy the gallon bottles and mix them with Kool Aid to serve to my friends.
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:20 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Pinnacle

5 times distilled, imported from France and a great price.

Straight or for Mixed Drinks

https://www.pinnaclevodka.com/home
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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Since I tend to over indulge in drinking, I get the cheapest vodka at my local grocery store because I like to mix it with Cool Blue Gatorade. Hey at least I'm keeping hydrated right?
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:49 PM
 
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After tasting grey goose, I won't go back to the cheap crap I used to drink. I don't drink much vodka, but if I do it's gonna be the goose.

I once did a taste test a few years ago.


#1 - Grey Goose (100/100, very "clean")



#2 - Van Gogh (95/100, "clean")



#3 - Ketel One (65/100, metallic aftertaste)



#4 - Absolut (40/100, a big step up from Smirnoff)
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