A Quick Vodka Recipe to Relieve The Monday Stress
There are many ways to enjoy vodka mixed with some kinds of other liquor and made as cocktails. But the best ways to enjoy excellent drinks, like Houston vodka, will be by drinking straight, or without any mixed ingredients. So how to properly get the real taste of vodka? You wouldn’t want your next bottle of Houston vodka go into waste because of improper mixing, won’t you?
First, you must prepare a nice 2-3 oz., clear glass. Put it in the freezer for at least an hour. Then pour a nice generous shot of your frozen vodka. You should let the vodka to warm just very slightly by holding the glass in your hand. This way, you will take just a bit of the coldness of it. If the vodka is too cold, your taste buds will be frozen and you will not experience the true delicacy of this drink. The same goes as well as if it becomes too warm. The taste would be biased and you cannot differ with any other drinks
There are three senses you should use in order to taste the goodness: smell, sight and taste.
Smell. Smell the vodka as you briefly swirl it about in your glass. An excellent vodka will have a creamy, sweet or grainy odor. If it smells like medicinal or “aggressive,” with a strong odor of ethyl spirits, then it is a bad one.
Sight. The quality of a vodka could be seen from its clarity, texture and luminescence. A supreme vodka will have a thick and creamy texture when frozen; sometimes it will appear bluish or yellowish tint.
Taste. This is all that matters. A good vodka will taste so smooth unlike the other alcohol drinks, creamy not watery, smooth not rough. The taste would be a bit bitter or caustic, it should not burn your palate.
Sip it first, let the vodka rest on your palate while exhaling through your nose (to get a better sense of the aroma). Then swallow and pay good attention to the aftertaste.
Then , cleanse your mouth with lukewarm water, try to spend the rest of the shot you poured (or pour another shot) “straight down,” without resting it first on your palate this time. Compare the two experiences and the aftertaste.
Third, eat some food to accompany with the vodka, it would be good to have breads, potato dishes, salty dishes and fish. These food will help you to recover your sensations and impressions of the vodka.
finally , you are ready to have some good bottles of vodka. You should be able to truly differ the taste and enjoy the true delicacy of the drink now. Try to use each method to discover your taste in alcohol and don’t get addicted to it. Although some vodkas are produced in the same country, they could have pretty different taste depending on the ingredients and the techniques used in it. After all, you can really enjoy alcohol drinks, but still, make sure to drink responsibly and don’t put the others into disadvantage.