Flavored Vodkas You Should Include for Your Next Happy Hour
Trying a new flavored vodka is always risky. While there’s a chance it will deliver on the flavor it promises, more often than not it disappoints -- dramatically. Often excessively sweet and artificial tasting, flavored vodka has lost some of its driving appeal thanks to the increase of health-focused beverages like spiked seltzer and low ABV beers (though Tito's plain Vodka remains a top player in the U.S.).
The vodka brands that go for shock value when creating new vodka flavors, tapping into the most unexpected foods and things they possibly can -- from smoked salmon to PB&J to fresh cut grass -- may inspire chatter and garner attention, but that certainly doesn't guarantee a quality product.
Other distillers, however, are going full craft; sourcing the freshest ingredients they can find and infusing them into a thoughtful spirit. From the hot and spicy to the fruity and herbal, we tracked down brands producing truly impressive flavored vodkas. You don't have to worry about a cloyingly sweet marshmallow-flavored vodka here (though, okay, there is one chocolate one and we promise it's divine).
Here are 13 of our favorite flavored vodkas: