vod·​ka | \ ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio) \

Definition of vodka

: a colorless liquor of neutral spirits distilled from a mash (as of rye or wheat)

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Recent Examples on the Web My favorite cocktail so far is the Lady of the Mountain, a cloudy, creamy cocktail with that raspberry vodka, hazelnut orgeat, lemon and skyr (a nonalcoholic creamsicle cocktail has a similar profile). Michael Russell, oregonlive, "With new Dottir restaurant, Icelandic hotel KEX brings taste of Reykjavik to Portland," 27 Nov. 2019 Returning to the menu: The Run Run Rudolph, crafted with gin, Prosecco, mulled wine puree, lemon and cane syrup; and the Christmapolitan, crafted with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and an absinthe mist. al, "Miracle, the Christmas cocktail popup bar, is headed back to Birmingham," 18 Nov. 2019 From there, things get wild: a house martini with Sobieski vodka, fino sherry, white honey and sel gris. Emily Timberlake, Los Angeles Times, "A martini, please — and hold the judgment," 25 Sep. 2019 The latter is a take on the favorite Indiana State Fair drink, only this one is spiked with vodka and lemon bitters. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Cake Bake Shop is finally open in Carmel, and it fulfills every sweet dream," 1 July 2019 Preaker is a motel bathtub-dwelling, vodka-swigging cutter. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Sharp Objects Is the Feminist True Detective We've Been Waiting For," 8 July 2018 Mythology boasts an award-winning roster of spirits, including an American whiskey, rye vodka and silver rum. Brittany Anas, The Know, "This new gin is made with herbs grown at the Denver Botanic Gardens," 17 Oct. 2019 Demus was charged in connection with the Aug. 6 theft of $1,727 worth of vodka and whiskey, according to police. Pioneer Press Staff,, "Park Ridge police: Two charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of alcohol from store," 2 Oct. 2019 An unnamed speakeasy-style lounge serving custom cocktails and spirits from Shady Distillery, which will eventually craft rum, vodka, whiskey and bourbon in a building next door. Phillip Valys,, "A sneak peek at Fort Lauderdale’s first food hall," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of vodka

circa 1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vodka

Russian, from voda water; akin to Old English wæter water

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The first known use of vodka was circa 1803

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6 Dec 2019

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“Vodka.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of vodka

: a strong, clear alcoholic drink that is originally from Russia


vod·​ka | \ ˈväd-kə How to pronounce vodka (audio) \

Kids Definition of vodka

: a colorless alcoholic liquor

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