Vodka Fun Facts

June 28th, 2013 BY Figenza Vodka

Nothing goes better with a good vodka cocktail than good friends and good conversation. So the next time you’re enjoying your favorite flavored vodka cocktail get the conversation started on the very drink you’re enjoying with a few interesting facts about vodka. Whether you enjoy your vodka on the rocks or mixed to make your favorite cocktail, these fun facts are sure to impress.

  1. It’s light! – Since 1 liter of water weighs 1000 grams or 2.2 pounds, 1 liter of vodka must weigh the same right? Wrong! 1 liter weighs in at 953 grams or 2.1 pounds.
  2. It’s pure – Due to the way it’s made and its distillation process, vodka actually one of the purest drinks in the world.
  3. It expires – Many people think that because of its high alcohol content and purity that it never goes bad. Unfortunately, like any other beverage, it does go bad. 12 months is the normal limit to consume before it reaches its expiration.
  4. It’s Italian – While this drink is normally associated with Russian culture, the first version was actually brought to Russia by Italians early in the 15th century.
  5. It’s versatile – Some historical accounts maintain that Russians originally made and used this substance for medical sterilization purposes.
  6. All in moderation – Until the late 1800’s, vodka was only available in volumes of 12.3 liters. It wasn’t until much later that it became available in several different sizes.
  7. It’s adaptable – With the growing popularity of this drink worldwide, a demand for new flavors has arisen. Today there are dozens of new flavored vodkas to enhance your favorite classic cocktail recipes.

Now that you’re all a bit more educated about your favorite cocktail base, give Figenza Fig Flavored vodka a try. It’s unique, fruity flavor is the perfect base for any of your favorite classic cocktail recipes. Its distinct yet not overpowering sweetness makes it a great stand alone drink on the rocks.

To learn more about classic cocktail recipes using Figenza Fig Flavored Vodka visit our recipe page here, or to find a bar, restaurant or retailer that carries Figenza near you visit our website here.

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