Vodka is a clear liquor manufactured from ethyl alcohol. It lacks color, and normally has very little taste or aroma.
Vodka is the base ingredient for many cocktails, mixed drinks, and alcoholic products today.
It is said to have been originally created from potatoes in Russia for medicinal purposes. Nowadays, Vodka is distilled from barley, wheat or rye.
Adulterated vodkas are now a popular alternative to the original. These will normally contain a mixture of sweeteners, flavourings, colorings and fruit juices. Most flavored vodka contains 30-35% alcohol, whereas clear vodka is normally 40%, with a few brands offering a 50% product on top.