Vodka traditionally is supposed to have originated in the 12th century in the Russian form of Viatka. The name was originally ‘zhiznennia voda’ (water of life) and the word ‘vodka or wodka’ means ‘little water’ .
Vodka and Flavoured Vodka is a main ingredient in many cocktails, notably the ‘Bloody Mary’ (vodka and tomato juice),‘Moscow Mule’ (vodka and ginger ale) and ‘Cosmopolitan’ (Vodka, Cointreau and Cranberry juice)
Vodka was originally made with potatoes but is now made more often than not with corn and wheat. Premium Vodkas are distilled at least 3 times (the third distillation eliminates impurities) then water is added to bring the vodka down to consumable alcohol levels .Finally the vodka is filtered through activated wood charcoal filters.