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Beloved for its clean taste and easy mix-ability, vodka made a fashionably late entrance onto the American scene. In the 1950s, Smirnoff ‘s claim of “leaving you breathless” kept the 3-martini lunch in vogue and undetected. There are many classics like the Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, or James Bond’s famous “shaken, not stirred” martini that helped vodka become the number one consumed spirit in the U.S. Grey Goose, Stoli, and Absolut are just a few of the global brand names to choose from. You can trust The Hooch Life to give you an expert opinion—our national network of Hooch bartenders work with thousands of spirits. Some of our favorites include craft and small-batch distillers who are using natural ingredients, resulting in some of the best vodkas in the world. Flavored and organic vodkas made with real fruit produce incredibly natural tasting spirits and cocktails. Check out our recommendations, and give your Cosmo, Vodka Tonic, and everything in between an invigorating makeover.

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