Vodka is a clear, colorless, unaged liquor
"made from ethyl alcohol
from agricultural origin". It was originally made in Russia
es, but today's vodka, which is almost odorless and tasteless, is usually made from grain
, primarily barley
, and occationally from rye
Vodka is integral to many cocktail
s such as the Screwdriver
, Bloody Mary
and Vodka Martini
. If served straight, it should always be icy-cold.
Flavored vodkas have become popular in the United States
and may be flavored with anything from fruit
s to hot pepper
s. Some flavored vodkas are even sweetened slightly.