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Flavored vodka has come a long way over the last few years. This group of spirits can fall into a number of categories, but the most typical flavors are fruit, herb, spice, vanilla and vegetable.
To help you get to know this ever-expanding category of spirits, we pulled together our top 10 flavored vodkas to sip or mix.
Boardroom Spirits Fresh Ginger Flavored Vodka; $30. Buy at Total Wine & More. This corn-based vodka pours with a faint straw tinge and tiny bits of what is presumably ginger… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Dixie Black Pepper Flavored Vodka; $18. Buy at Total Wine & More. This clear vodka has a mild, slightly sweet aroma and just enough peppery punch to create… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Effen Yuzu Citrus; $22. Buy at Total Wine & More. Distilled from wheat and infused with yuzu and other citrus, this clear vodka has a candied lemon… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Frankly Organic Apple Flavored Vodka; $22. Buy at Total Wine & More. Juicy, bold and relatively sweet, this corn-based vodka is made with apples, ginger root, cayenne… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Gold Apricot Vodka; $32. Buy at Total Wine & More. Look for a golden hue and an aroma that’s like inhaling a bag of dried apricots in this vodka… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Hanson of Sonoma Habanero Flavored Vodka; $30. Buy at Total Wine & More. This grape-based vodka is infused with seven varieties of organic peppers, including habaneros… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Hard Truth Cinnamon Vodka; $24. Buy at Total Wine & More. Tawny and bright, with mildly fruity and spiced aromas, this spirit is relatively sweet and viscous… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Prairie Organic Cucumber Flavored Vodka; $20. Buy at Total Wine & More. This vodka smells like cucumber and tomato water, making it both bold and savory on the… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Saltworks Property Himalayan Pink Salt Vodka; $25. Find on Wine-Searcher. Clear in the glass, this vodka is slightly viscous and leads with distinct, mouthwatering salinity… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW
Smugglers’ Notch Moroccan Rose & Grapefruit Flavored Vodka; $27. Find at Wine-Searcher. A candied orange peel aroma entices the nose. The palate is relatively neutral at first, then plenty of orange peel and grapefruit pith… SEE SCORE AND FULL REVIEW