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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Among the cocktails is Snack Boys’ version of a Michelada or a Bloody Mary — the Tomato 69 Juice, with Modelo beer or vodka, tomato juice, bone broth and spice ($6 or $9). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Snack Boys in Walker's Point now serves brunch," 25 Aug. 2019 House cocktails such as a peach jalapeno margarita, raspberry cucumber gimlet and Sheepherders Smash (vodka, lemon juice, strawberries and basil) are $8 each. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Card room with attached restaurant opens in Rancho Cordova," 27 June 2018 There are approximately seven fluid ounces in a double vodka tonic — give or take, depending on how generous Frontier Airlines is with the pour. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "‘He’s peeing!’: A man’s grabby hands were just the start of this plane nightmare, FBI says," 21 May 2018 Even the mini bar comes with suggested cocktail recipes like the Brunkopolitan (Absolut vodka, cranberry juice and Cointreau). New York Times, "In Stockholm, a Hotel That’s Solid and Social," 28 Apr. 2018 Combine the Adult Limeade, vanilla vodka, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Lauren Oster, Redbook, "Balcony Cocktail Recipe, Pre-Prepped Edition: Adult Limeade," 11 June 2012 There’s the Smoked Maple Old-Fashioned; the bubbly Gigabit with Prosecco, rum and cranberry juice; and the Moffett Mule, made with Hangar One vodka (of course). Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "First Look: Fairchilds, a new restaurant with an iconic Silicon Valley name," 26 Aug. 2019 In January, Ward crashed his grandmother's car into the back of an SUV on Poquonock Avenue after downing a cocktail of pills and vodka after apparent anger at his grandmother, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Zach Murdock,, "Woman found dead in Enfield was grandmother of ‘person of interest’ hospitalized after crash, police say," 23 Aug. 2019 Berkowitz said of sales for more potent beverages such as tequila and vodka. Shirley Leung,, "Recession on the horizon? Local business leaders aren’t convinced," 21 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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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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