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10 Vodka Facts You Need to Know

What do you know about vodka or its history? You might associate this drink with a Russian origin. You might also think of this clear liquor as the choice drink mixer for popular drinks such as the Moscow Mule, Screwdriver or Lemon Drop. There’s so much more. From how it’s made to what vodka can be used for – the results might surprise you. Today we’re debunking myths and sharing facts about vodka.

10 Facts You Need to Know About Vodka

  1. The word “vodka” has a Slavic background. It comes from the Slavic word “voda” which means water.
  2. There’s been debate about when and where vodka was first produced. However, the first record of vodka was actually found in Poland, and not in Russia like most would assume.
  3. Myth: Vodka is only made from potatoes. Most modern vodkas are made with grains, grapes and even milk whey.
  4. Fact: Enchanted Rock Vodka is made from American-grown corn and is gluten-free.
  5. Vodka was not always flavorless. When impurities were left behind in the process, producers would add fruits and spices to improve the taste. With the distillation process we have available today, we easily filter out those impurities from our craft vodka with our 28-degree frost filtration system.
  6. Vodka must be distilled a minimum of three times. At Rebecca Creek Distillery, our vodka is distilled ten times to give you that smooth, creamy finish.
  7. If you stick vodka in the freezer, you might notice that the viscosity has increased compared to when it hangs out room temperature. This brings out a richer texture – look out for this the next time you pour vodka after its chilled in the freezer! 
  8. Did you know that vodka is multipurpose? With a combination of vodka, citrus zest, essential oil and herbs, you’ve got yourself an aftershave! (This is great DIY idea, but we’d prefer it in a cocktail!)
  9. Jellyfish sting? No worries if you have vodka on hand! Mythbusters confirmed that vodka could relieve the pain of a jellyfish sting.
  10. Keep your flowers fresh with vodka! Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to the water in a vase to help flowers last longer.
  11. If your typical cleaner isn’t working, swap it for vodka. It works for shining and cleaning chrome, glass and porcelain.

The John Lennon

Feel like making a vodka drink with all this new knowledge? Enjoy mixing up The John Lennon!

1.0 oz Enchanted Rock VodkaÒ

0.75 oz elderflower liqueur

0.75 oz lemon juice

0.75 oz simple syrup

4 strawberries with 1 for garnish

Muddle strawberries in a shaker; combine the rest of the ingredients and shake it up; pour drink into a cocktail glass; garnish

Enchanted Rock Vodka undergoes a 28-degree frost filtration process giving it the smooth taste and creamy body you enjoy with each sip. Whether you have it on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail, it’s truly Texas in a glass. Learn about the production of our spirits by taking a free tour at Rebecca Creek Distillery this weekend!