I blind tasted 12 VODKAS and this is what I learned

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Today we’re blind tasting 12 vodkas! I’ve never been a big fan of vodkas. The cheap stuff usually taste like acetone, while the subtle flavors of the top shelf bottles get lost in cocktails. But because some of you have told me to give vodka a chance, that’s what we’re going to do. I’ve grabbed some different styles of vodkas that were made around the world to see what, if any, the differences are. Once we’ve picked a winner and the least favorite, we’ll mix them both in separate cosmos. Then we’ll see if it really matters which vodka you’re using in your drinks. Cheers!

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Intro: 0:00
Factor: 1:23
The Lineup: 2:25
Round 1: 4:00
Semifinalists: 8:58
Finalists: 9:44
Least Favorite: 11:25
The Cosmo Test: 12.23
Final Thoughts: 13:45

1.5 oz. (45 ml) Vodka
3/4 oz. (22.5 ml) Luxardo Triplum Triple Sec
1/2 oz. (15 ml) fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. (15 ml) cranberry juice
Expressed orange oil
Lime wheel for garnish

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