Ever wondered what it would be like to drink vodka, not as a shot or lose it in a cocktail and actually enjoy it the way the pros do? Well, we’ve got you sorted on that front with these 5 tips that’ll help you really appreciate the liquor in all its glory.
Storage: Vodka is best had when chilled till it’s viscous – that would mean at least a coupel of hours in the freezer. But if you’re planning on having flavoured vodka, you might want to go easy on the chilling because that would alter the taste. Keep these flavoured vodkas in the fridge instead of the freezer.
Portion control: We’re all used to filling our tall shot glasses up to the brim before we slam the shots back. Experts, however, suggest filling up those glasses only halfway or using smaller shot glasses instead so you can drink more often and also not be found passed out in your hallway.
Drinking: Although shots may seem the most enjoyable way to have vodka, they’re definitely not the best. What’s the point of not even tasting the liquor until it burns the back of your throat? The recommended way to have your spirit is in sips, taking in the taste and various flavours of the drink.
Food: It’s absolutely essential to have a bite to eat after each sip you take of your vodka to enjoy it fully – that’s exactly why Russians drink this way and the Swedes have the smorgasbord. Make sure to have a variety of different foods to munch on so you never get bored.
Cocktails: If you’re planning on going ahead and mixing your vodka up in a cocktail, please make sure you make it the hero of your drink. Mixing it up with bitters, juices, sodas and more is a way of diluting the real pleasure of having an actual vodka cocktail where the liquor plays the lead.