VODKA – ORIGINS, STANDARDS, STYLES, FLAVORS
Composed primarily of water and ethanol with traces of flavorings and impurities, vodka is a distilled alcoholic beverage. Vodka can be made from distilling many fermentable ingredients including: corn, potatoes, grapes, beets, sugarcane and cereal grains.
Vodkas prepared in the traditional manner have an alcohol content of 40% by volume. Currently, typical Belarusian, Polish, Russian and Lithuanian vodkas are 40% alcohol by volume (ABV) or 80 proof. A minimum of 37.5% ABV has been established by the European Union for any “European Vodka.” In the United States, products sold as vodka must have an alcohol content of 40% or more.
Vodka is often distilled multiple times and sometimes filtered to remove all impurities, undesired flavors and congeners. The lack of flavor allows it to be mixed with many numbers of other spirits, juices and mixers for great versatility.
What Will You Learn?
- An in-depth understanding of all types of Vodka
- Vodka’s origins
- Production methods & regions
- Recognition of different types
- Flavor identification
- The ability to pair straight Vodka of all types & Vodka cocktails with food and cigars
- Skills in selecting Vodka
- Knowledge in mixing Vodka into great cocktails
- No existing alcohol or Vodka knowledge is required
- All individuals wishing to drink alcohol must be of legal age where they reside This course does not condone underage drinking in any capacity.
- This course is designed for those want to learn more about Vodka & how to better select and enjoy it.
- Students are encouraged to sample Vodka throughout this course, but no specialist equipment is required beyond the spirit to enjoy
Who is the target audience?
- Novice alcohol enthusiasts
- Those who enjoy Vodka wanting advanced knowledge for better selection & enjoyment
- Anyone interested in alcohol
- Mixologists, Bartenders, Servers & those in the hospitality industry
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