vod·ka | \ ˈväd-kə \

Definition of vodka 

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

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Aside from beer, Left Coast’s Irvine location will distill vodka, rum, whiskey and gin — a first for the company. Ben Brazil,, "San Clemente’s Left Coast Brewing Co. opens an Irvine location," 12 July 2018 The drink includes Meyer lemon, Sauvignon Blanc, vodka, sugar, thyme and coriander. Elizabeth G. Dunn, WSJ, "My Cocktail’s Smarter Than Yours: A Guide to the World’s Brainiest Bar Menus," 12 July 2018 Signature drink offerings include: White Queen: Hangar One vodka, Rosa 22 aperitivo, peach syrup, lemon juice, sage. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 Cocktails do carry the car theme: Lightning McQueen (Stoli orange with cranberry and Red Bull); Smoky and the Bandit (Angry Orchard Cider, 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey); Mustang Sally (Smirnoff sourberry lemon vodka, Sprite, cranberry). Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Talking shop — Roanoke ChopShop Live, that is — with Randy Rogers," 11 July 2018 The fleur de lis — vodka, St. Germain liqueur, tropical fruit flavors — has a seductive tang tailor-made for summer sipping. Tim Smith,, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 For $10 a person, participants will get three quarter-ounce tastes of Whiskey Acres bourbon, rye and vodka, as well as one craft cocktail. Annie Alleman, Aurora Beacon-News, "Yorkville fest festures ribs and river fun," 5 July 2018 Bartenders also compete in non-alcoholic, vodka, rum and mystery basket competitions. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "'Hands up, utensils down.' Who will be named Caribbean top chef?," 21 June 2018 Their signature house cocktail, coined the ROC ($12), was equally refreshing, incorporating bits of fresh strawberries and their juices with a healthy pour of vodka, a dose of lime added to balance out the sweetness. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville Italian restaurant is full of potential but has work to do," 20 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of vodka

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


vod·ka | \ ˈväd-kə \

Kids Definition of vodka

: a colorless alcoholic liquor

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