Advice 1: Than diluted vodka

Every adult knows what vodka is, and what the impact on the body she has. But not everyone knows that of ordinary vodka can make a delicious cocktail, diluting it with another drink.
Than diluted vodka

What vodka is?



Vodka is one of the most alcoholic beverages. Colourless liquid, practically odorless and tasteless, is an integral part of the feast in Russia. Vodka has long been considered a purely Russian drink. Jokingly say that it has become a symbol of Russia.
The strength of vodka is 40 degrees.

What makes vodka?



Vodka is made from alcohol and water. Factories for the production of vodka bring ready-made the alcohol obtained from grains to other plants.

Further, the alcohol is mixed with water, poured into bottles and label.

Currently, in the manufacture of vodka manufacturers add a variety of sweeteners, flavorings and more. This allows not only to give a special taste alcoholic beverage, but also enhance its value.

How to determine the quality of vodka?



Buying a bottle of vodka, you should pay attention to the ingredients listed on the label. It must be water, name of pure alcohol. If many other components, you should think, good vodka or not. Usually, sweeteners, emulsifiers, and flavors added to hide the poor quality or unusual vodka taste.
Vodka is an excellent antifoam, therefore, high-quality vodka, once shook the bottle for one to two seconds will destroy all emerging bubbles.

On a bottle of qualitative vodka is always present excise. It should be exactly pasted, without damage. The number printed on it should be clearly visible.

Should not buy too cheap vodka, because the price matches the quality.

Than to dilute the vodka?



Vodka is a universal alcoholic product, so it can be drunk in its pure form or mixing with other drinks. Moreover, as with the non-alcoholic and alcoholic.

Before to dilute alcohol other alcoholic drink, it should be remembered that not all can be mixed with vodka.
If you don't want to spoil your fun, it is not necessary to dilute the vodka drinks containing carbon dioxide (beer, champagne). Carbon dioxide contributes to the rapid absorption of alcohol through the stomach wall. The result of this experiment, you will get a headache, malaise and terrible hangover in the morning.

You should also not dilute the vodka other spirits, because, in doing so, lost the taste, increase the degree of the drink, and as a result you get poor health and a heavy hangover.

But juices are ideal for cocktail with vodka. The greatest preference for orange, tomato and cranberry juices. Also nice blend of vodka, grapefruit and pomegranate juices.

Vodka can be diluted with plain water. This will help to reduce the degree.

Using such cocktails, it should be remembered that the intoxication in this case, it will come slowly and imperceptibly.

Advice 2: What is added to vodka

A drink like vodka is known on all continents. Many countries produce their own "national" vodka, but it differs from the Russian original only flavoring and aromatic additives.
What is added to vodka
Vodka – traditional Russian drink, the fortress which is 40-56 degree. It consists of ethyl alcohol and water, which undergoes a special treatment. This drink is most popular with the Russian population and is considered part of the national culture.
Fruit additives can distinguish grapes, cherries, apricots, and pears and apples.


All over the world heard about this alcoholic drink, and many have tried to create your own version of vodka, adding a variety of impurities. In Russia, too, like to experiment with taste and drink, as evidenced by a huge variety of types of vodka on the shelves of modern shops.

Supplements to vodka



Among the most popular supplements you can mention organic acids, fruit juices, sugar syrup, various spices, fruit drinks, birch juice, nuts and others. For cleaning and softening alcohol solutions, add the glycerin, to remove impurities and absorption - activated charcoal.

We can distinguish several types of additives:

Food additives (serve as an acidity regulator, and also give the vodka a mild taste):
- tartaric acid;
- lactic acid;
- citric acid;
- acetic acid;
- malic acid;
- succinic acid (reduces the negative effects of alcohol on the body);
- sodium bicarbonate.

Aromatic, flavoring:
- med;
- sugar;
- powdered milk;
- aromatic alcohols (pine nuts, hot pepper, herbs, rye bread, etc.);
- Chernoye culture;
- fruit.


"National" supplements



In many countries in vodka added to those products, which are grown in their country, but had named a new drink different. Thus, it is possible almost anywhere in the world to find the usual Russians have vodka with various additives.
For example, in Germany, vodka with the addition of cherries called Kirsch, Georgian grape vodka called "chacha".


One of the most popular supplements is anise, which is used in Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Iraq, Lebanon and other countries. Cereals too, have found wide application in the process of making vodka, most often add the barley and wheat.

According to social polls, most people prefer pure vodka, without any additives. But in spite of this, a huge range of alcoholic drinks available on the market, tells us that the vodka with additives is also in demand. After all, to try something new and at the same time so familiar very interesting.
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