a bottle of wine on a table


© Anjali Thakur | India.com Lifestyle Staff



The white spirits have often been unanimously hailed as one of the most popular when it comes to cocktail making. With the colourless, distilled spirit of vodka being a common favourite for so many, the 4th of October is celebrated as International Vodka Day. This day raises a toast to this one-of-a-kind creation in the world of spirits. While the origins of vodka lead back to the 14th century, the word vodka stems from the Russian word ‘voda’, which means water, attributing to its production process, unique taste and versatility. Distilled and fermented, vodka can be made of grains, potatoes and even grapes! Its refreshing and fresh flavour profile can be moulded into any way that flatters the drink by adding the simplest of ingredients. While it’s traditionally consumed neat in a lot of countries, the liquid has been internationally known for its