Wodka Vodka, Our Drink of the Week

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Wódka--Polish for vodka--is a new line of vodka that claims to rank higher than Ciroc in taste tests, but sells for only $8.99 for a 750-mililiter glass bottle.

According to its website, Wódka earned a 90-point rating from the Beverage Testing Institute, while Ciroc earned 88 points, Belvedere 92 points, Absolut 90 points, Smirnoff 90 points and Stoli 92 points. Is this actually possible?

Could Wódka really back up its claims of being on par with Absolut and Smirnoff, better than Diddy's Ciroc?

I put this mysterious vodka with a cheap price and surprisingly nice packaging to the test to see if it could live up to the hype.

Results after the jump!

Wódka is not quite on the level of Ciroc, but it's a better buy than Smirnoff any day. Wódka is less expensive and has a much more entertaining marketing campaign. Just check out its version of a Sex On the Beach cocktail.

This unflavored, 80-proof vodka would not be my first choice when it comes to taking a straight shot, but it works well as part of a mixed drink. I tried it with cream soda, and then with a mixture of lemon-lime soda and lemonade, and both were surprisingly good. The vodka was noticeable but not overpowering to other flavors in the cocktails.

With a price of $8.99, I expected Popov-tasting vodka (that nasty, nasty vodka from my poor college days that is so cheap it comes in a plastic bottle) and an awful hangover; instead, I was pleasantly surprised with the high quality of Wódka.

You can find Wódka at a few places around the county:
  • Club House Liquor, San Clemente
  • Hi-Time Liquor, Costa Mesa
  • Hilltop Liquor, Huntington Beach
  • Tony and Rami Liquor, Mission Viejo
  • KC Liquor, Aliso Viejo

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Absolut
Absolut

I like Absolut vodka ... It's smooth and much better then Stolichnaya or smth like this...

Jeff Overley
Jeff Overley

Jessica, much love, but is cream soda really the best vehicle for evaluating spirits?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I can't say how that would taste but I can tell you that gin and San Pellegrino Limonata is one of the most disgusting combinations of liquids ever to remain stable and unfissionable at room temperature.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

If it aint Russian, it's shit. When you're at Hi-Times, pick up a bottle of Russian Standard. Trust my Russian friends -- they're hardcore alchys.

Wojtek Mina
Wojtek Mina

Sheets, the greatest vodka I ever had was at a fine restaurant in Helsinki, where they dripped a little tree sap into a glass of ice-cold local 100-proof. Yummy, as they say over at yelphound.com.

Wojtek Mina
Wojtek Mina

Is Wódka made from any particular thing, or don't you get to know for only $8.99?

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Wódka vodka is PEOPLE! IT'S PEOPLE!

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

That reply would have been funnier in the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie story.

briansays
briansays

too much Wodka makes you Womit

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