If you’re wondering…what proof is vodka? I’m sure you’ll find the overly common answer…80 proof. Although that’s somewhat correct, it’s not entirely true. Yes, a vast majority of vodka in the U.S. is 80 proof. In fact, U.S. regulations require vodka to be at least 80 proof. However, the spirit can be 100 or even 120 proof. Here I’ll explain the alcohol proofing system and alcohol by volume (ABV).
The Black Russian cocktail’s sweet and simple. There’s not much to the drink, just a 2:1 ratio of vodka to coffee liqueur – draped over a bed of fresh ice. The cocktail takes me back to simpler times: childishly nestled on the couch watching classic movies with my grandfather…as he slowly sipped away…
The Espresso Martini is a delicious combination of morning and afternoon. Technically, it’s not a martini since it doesn’t contain either gin or vermouth. But it’s respectable enough to keep its name. The Espresso Martini calls for vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur, and crème de cacao.
The Moscow Mule’s one of the easiest and most refreshing cocktails you can make! It’s a deliciously simple drink that’s perfectly suited for any occasion. The Mule offers a sharp ginger taste, dash of lime, and a reliable base of vodka served in a traditional copper mug.