Clear, crisp, and odourless. If it wasn’t for the aftertaste and the much more exciting after effects, The right kind of vodka could almost be mistaken for water.
But with the rise of flavoured vodka that’s starting to change.
From raspberry, mint, chocolate, bacon, and even wasabi, vodka is quickly becoming the pizza of alcoholic drinks. It goes with everything.
With all those choices it’s easy to get confused about which ones might actually taste nice.
While your lack of self preservation might be screaming at you to try Scorpion flavored vodka, if you want a nice smooth drink to send you off on a good night, we’d suggest peach.
The sweet, fuzzy, orange fruit blends nicely with the sharp taste of Vodka to deliver a smooth finish that goes down like the best tasting Haribo sweets you’ve ever had.
With so many peach flavored vodkas already out there we just can’t decide which single one to choose. So here are the top five for you to pick (see also: Best Beer Fridge For Your Garage – Our Top Picks & Guide)from.
Best Peach Vodka – Our Chocies & Reviews
Ciroc Peach Vodka
Ciroc is rising to become one the world’s ultimate premium vodka brands – and peach is one of the most popular Ciroc flavors.
Born from the French wine making family, Robiquet, it’s distilled five times to guarantee a pure taste and then infused with a natural peach blend.
The result is that when you open the bottle you’re hit by a heavenly smell. It’s especially fantastic with champagne to create a glamorous bellini, or even just by itself.
If that’s not enough to sell you, just wait until you find out who backs the Ciroc Lifestyle brand.
Doesn’t sound familiar? Maybe you know him by his stage name P. Diddy. Yes, that’s right, the Puff Daddy himself is a Ciroc stan.
- Distilled five times to ensure purity, can be drank without mixer
- Premium Brand
- Puff Daddy (Do we have to explain?)
- Expensive, goes best for an evening of classy celebrating.
Ketel One Botanical Peach and Orange Blossom
This is the number one brand of vodka sold at bars and used in drinks. Even if you haven’t heard of it you’ve probably tasted it.
Mixed with peach, the orange gives the vodka a crisp and refreshing taste that will definitely add a welcome kick to your drink. Ketel suggests pouring one out with ice cubes, no mixers necessary.
- The extra orange flavor makes it incredibly refreshing.
- Only 14% ABV
Absolut Apeach Swedish Vodka
If it’s got a country in the name then it’s a good alcohol.
Absolut may not be known for having the nicest tasting vodka, but it’ll certainly get you more drunk than the ones that taste better. Now, with Absolut Apeach they’re tackling the tastebud issue.
With no added sugar, the beverage has a surprisingly nice, mellow peach buzz.
Though in terms of taste there may still be some way to go, when it comes to alcohol the taste only really matters for a few seconds.
- 40% ABV
- Very strong, drink in moderation
J.J. Whiteley Peach And Apricot Vodka
J.J. Whiteley’s are an artisanal brand of vodka, known for their fancy and fun tasting infusions. Distilled in St. Petersburg, Russia, the motherland of Vodka which is how you know this is good vodka.
This sweet, peach and Apricot vodka is essentially summer in a bottle.
It perfectly balances the effect of vodka with the light, dewy taste of the stone fruit and can be served neat or with a mixer.
- 38% ABV
- Excellent, sweet taste
- Very strong, drink in moderation
St. Nicolaus Silver Filtered Peach Vodka
Distilled in Slovakia, this vodka is exceptionally crafted with decades of experience.
Unlike other Vodka’s, which can sometimes be harsh, St. Nicolaus’ is specially distilled multiple times and uses a unique silver filtration system in order to create one of the gentlest tasting vodkas out there.
All without sacrificing the buzz.
- Gentle taste
- 38% ABV
- Very strong, drink in moderation.
When it comes to buying vodka there are many factors you need to take into consideration. Unlike buying, say, a piece of furniture, you need to be extra careful when it comes to alcohol shopping.
This is because you consume the alcohol and it will directly affect you. The last thing you want is to buy a vodka that gives you a bad time.
P.S. – if you’re peach obsessed, check out our list of the best peach schnapps drinks next to help fill out your liquor repitoire.
You may have seen this throughout. It stands for Alcohol By Volume. All that means is how much alcohol is actually in a drink. The ABV of a drink will depend on whether it’s been distilled or fermented.
Fermented drinks are like wines, beers, meads (see also: What Is Mead? Everything You Need To Know)etc, and they usually have ABVs below 20. Vodka is a distilled drink. For a good vodka, look for an ABV anywhere between 30-40%. Anything above that is considered a great vodka, but very rare indeed.
Distilled vs Fermented
Distillation and fermentation are different ways of getting the alcohol out of the actual grain, corn, or potato. Fermentation happens with all alcohols. Drinks like wine, beer, mead, and even sake (see also: Best Sake)are ready after this.
However spirits, such as vodka, tequila, gin, rum, etc, then go on to be distilled to purify them and raise the ABV.
This is why drinks that have been distilled will have a higher ABV than drinks that have just been fermented.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Vodka Made From?
Vodka is made from anything that can be fermented, e.g. sugar beet molasses, cereal grain, potato. Potatoes are actually the most common way to make vodka, however this does not mean that vodka (see also: Best Potato Vodkas)is technically a vegetable.
Can You Drink Vodka By Itself?
Vodka is made for consumption and can absolutely be drunk by itself without any mixers. Just remember to consume vodka with caution and not to do so on an empty stomach.
This applies to all alcoholic beverages and not just vodka.
What Mixers Go Best With Vodka?
Vodka is one of those spirits where it’s recommended that you drink it with a mixer.
You don’t necessarily have to, as there may be some experienced vodka drinkers out there (or as well call them, Russians).
However for newbie drinkers this is not just because of the strong taste but also because of the ABV. Thanks to it’s natural odorlessness and how versatile it is, vodka can pretty much go with anything.
The best mixers are usually the fruity ones, i.e. orange juice, cranberry juice, lemonade, pineapple juice.
Ginger beer, coke, and other soft drinks will also go well. When deciding a mixer for Peach vodka, the above as well as coconut juice, are fantastically tasty together. The most important thing is to remember ice!
Is Vodka Vegan?
Since vodka is made from vegetables and vegetable concentrates, yes, it is vegan. Even better, it’s gluten free! Just remember to check the allergens on the bottle as this can vary from brand to brand.
When Does Vodka Expire?
Vodka is one of the most durable spirits. It has a shelf life of about 10-20 years. However once it’s been opened it’s recommended you consume it within 2 years as it will start to evaporate.